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Thought of the Day: Google and the right to be forgotten 0

In a recent landmark case, it was decided that Google must remove search results about a businessman’s criminal conviction. This could have wide-ranging repercussions. A similar claim by a different

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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: 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: Will all personal data breaches need to be reported to the ICO? 0

Currently, most personal data breach reporting is best practice but not compulsory. Under the General Data Protection Regulation, it will be mandatory to report a personal data breach if it’s

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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: 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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Thought of the Day: Using Consumer Data for Predicting Health 0

Companies collect data from individuals regularly and are finding more and more ways to use this information. In one example, the insurer Aviva worked with the consulting firm Deloitte to

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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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The GDPR Deadline Is Near & Business Is Not Ready 0

Under half of businesses are aware of forthcoming data protection laws they’ll be subject to in just four months’ time – or what the new legislation means for how information

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