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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: Stolen data and online fraud 0

One of the purposes of data protection is to prevent accidental data losses and data being stolen. Why? There are lots of reasons for protecting data – from confidentiality requirements

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Thought of the Day: Krack attacks – How secure is WiFi? 0

It turns out that any device that uses WiFi could be susceptible to being accessed by attackers, who could eavesdrop on all traffic being sent over the network. This could

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Delivering some clarity on personal data misuse 0

Imagine getting a text out of the blue from an (almost) complete stranger. You have met one time – in passing – in your entire life, but this person is

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Thought of the Day: What would a £400,000 fine be under the GDPR? 0

Carphone Warehouse has been fined £400,000 following a cyber attack in 2015. Hackers were able to access the personal data of over three million customers and one thousand employees. Currently,

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Thought of the Day: What do your Facebook Likes say about you? 0

Many people may specify their gender, ethnicity, political view or religion if the information is requested on a form.  But did you know that most of this information can also

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Thought of the Day: How do I know if I’ve been hacked? 0

There have been a number of high-profile hacks in recent years, including Equifax in 2017 that exposed the social security numbers (and other data) of 143 million Americans. The NHS

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Thought of the Day: What do I charge for a Subject Access Request? 0

Currently under the Data Protection Act 1998, individuals can make a Subject Access Request (SAR) in writing to an organisation to request any information they hold about that individual. Organisations

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Thought of the Day: Is including genetic and biometric data in the GDPR over the top? 0

It’s unlikely that hackers, or anyone, will be able to make much use of stolen genetic or biometric data… right? So why is it included in the GDPR and specified

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Thought of the Day: What is Pseudonymisation? 0

Pseudonymisation is the removal of direct identifiers from data, so there is no link to an identity without further information, which will be held separately. For example, a name could

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