Take back control of your personal data on Data Privacy Day 2019

This Data Privacy Day, we are more optimistic than even before that that the message of how our personal data is being misused every day, and how we can all take action to safeguard it, is hitting home. The very high profile privacy-related events of last year, which include GDPR being implemented and the Facebook … Continue reading Take back control of your personal data on Data Privacy Day 2019

What will rein in the activities of the personal data brokers?

I've read two fascinating articles recently unpicking just how much personal data about each of us is bought and sold without our consent. The UK's Financial Times carried a great piece on the 'privacy deathstars'  - super data brokers such as Oracle, Nielsen and Salesforce, as well as lesser-known brands. As the article, which also … Continue reading What will rein in the activities of the personal data brokers?

Is Tim Cook’s call for a US GDPR Apple’s watershed moment on privacy?

A recent rallying cry for a US equivalent of the EU's GDPR privacy law by Apple CEO Tim Cook  is a radical move from the head of one of the world's biggest tech giants. In the speech, to the European Parliament, he made clear that Apple sees the GDPR as a fundamental technology building block, … Continue reading Is Tim Cook’s call for a US GDPR Apple’s watershed moment on privacy?

Personal data and privacy predictions for 2019

From GDPR to Facebook and the Cambridge Analytica scandal, 2018 was a year where personal data privacy was pushed front and centre of the public consciousness and debate as never before. So the big question now is how will events in 2019 take on and develop this? Here are our predictions for the next 12 months: … Continue reading Personal data and privacy predictions for 2019