Tip #2/10 – Eat the Elephant – the new EU Data Protection Regulation

Latest I heard is that some form of final version is coming out on 20 December. Does it mean that it is final? No, not yet. However this does not stop you thinking, and planning next steps in privacy compliance, to get ahead of the crowd, based on what we do know! Why should you … Continue reading Tip #2/10 – Eat the Elephant – the new EU Data Protection Regulation

Tip #1/10 – Get Started – the new EU Data Protection Regulation

Qu.1 - Who owns personal data, is it the Data Subject or the Data Controller? Does it really matter? Yes, because by asking this question you can weed out the real privacy experts from those who claim they are experts. The answer to this question is fundamental to privacy and data protection principles, not just … Continue reading Tip #1/10 – Get Started – the new EU Data Protection Regulation

The new EU Regulation for Data Protection changes everything…. or does it?

I was having lunch with an old colleague today who was convinced that the new EU Regulation due to come effective in 2015 or 2016 was going to change everything! What's more nothing is decided, so everything is floating in the air.... Don't panic. First the EU Regulation will be based on a foundation of … Continue reading The new EU Regulation for Data Protection changes everything…. or does it?

Where is your id…..your Swedish identity?

64 thousand Swedish identities were hijacked in 2013. Population of Sweden is today around 9,5 million. This means that the crime of identity fraud impacted around 0,8 percent of the Swedish population. "So what, that's nothing?" You are thinking.... Nevertheless this is almost 1 in a 100 of Swedish residents who have been a victim … Continue reading Where is your id…..your Swedish identity?

The rights of Swedish residents should override the rights of the data controller

I took this from Panopticon Blog concerning the outcome of the Google order. Now what if the rights of the Swedish citizen was to be escalated to the EU courts, would the outcome be the same? "The first question for the CJEU was whether Google was a data controller for the purposes of Directive 95/46. … Continue reading The rights of Swedish residents should override the rights of the data controller

Rights of the Data Subject – Data Protection

Panopticon blog have given a really clear/concise description on the changes to the Subject Code of Practice. The Information Commissioner (.ico) published his new ‘Subject Access Code of Practice’ only yesterday. What I was delighted to find were rights of data-subjects when in social media context to know how/if their data is being used outside … Continue reading Rights of the Data Subject – Data Protection

The future of data protection?

So what is the future for data protection regulation? I came across this very interesting post this morning. I haven't read it all very thoroughly yet, but I plan too, so be prepared for some discussions concerning this 😉