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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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Thought of the Day: How was Facebook breached? 0

It doesn’t seem like Facebook was secretly hacked by cybercriminals – so what happened? The company Cambridge Analytica created a third party app that could gather the Facebook data of

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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: Data Protection and the Internet of Things 0

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the internet moving beyond traditional computer devices like laptops and phones, and connecting everyday items like toasters and thermostats. ‘Smart homes’ are a

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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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Facebook told to stop tracking in Belgium 0

Facebook has been ordered to stop tracking people without consent, by a court in Belgium. The company has been told to delete all the data it had gathered on people

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German court rules Facebook use of personal data illegal 0

BERLIN (Reuters) – A German consumer rights group said on Monday that a court had found Facebook’s use of personal data to be illegal because the U.S. social media platform

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Thought of the Day: Is the GDPR a box ticking exercise? 0

When it comes to following rules and regulations, it could be easy to think that companies can simply find a list of things to complete and check them off. However,

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Cybersecurity Salaries 7% Up In 2018 0

Salaries for cybersecurity specialists are set to rise by 7% this year, according to the Robert Walters 2018 Salary Survey. That will be the highest wage raise among IT professionals,

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