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Why security and privacy by design are not a backlog item 0

Secure coding, security and privacy by design and default have never been part of the software development industry in any mainstream way. You only have to look at the OWASP

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Thought of the Day: Are we ready for the GDPR? 0

The enforcement date for the General Data Protection Regulation is looming ever closer. With all the build up and planning, is everyone ready? According to one government survey (released January

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Thought of the Day: How much could Facebook be fined? 0

With Facebook’s privacy practices being investigated, it’s a good time to ask how much the company could potentially be fined. According to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Facebook will

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EU warns US on data control flaws 0

The European Commission has warned America that its data controls should be significantly strengthened. Vera Jourova, the EU’s Justice Commissioner, said present rules in America were “weaker” than in the

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Thought of the Day: Do we need Data Protection harmonisation? 0

One of the selling points for the General Data Protection Regulation is that it will harmonise data protection law across the European Union. What’s so good about that? At the

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Thought of the Day: How many people do companies have data for? 0

Data is all around us, and individuals are creating more data all the time. Every time a person interacts with an online platform like Facebook or applies for a credit

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Our Pick of the Week: The Essential Guide to GDPR 0

This week’s top resource is ‘The Essential Guide to GDPR’.  This document provides a summary of the GDPR, its impact and how to be compliant. There is a focus on

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Thought of the Day: GDPR and the rights of children 0

It’s funny to think that many of today’s children have never known a time without the internet! Most adults will remember the introduction of the internet as something useful for

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Thought of the Day: What elements should be considered for data flow mapping? 0

The GDPR requires companies to map their data flows to assess their privacy risks. This will help to identify gaps between the current processes and the requirements under the new

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100 Days Until GDPR – Are you Ready? 0

With just over three months until the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law comes into force, now is the time more than ever to think about how compliant you

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