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
Part two of a blog by Gavin Ray, our CTO, looking at the fragility of personal data and how that affects its handling – read part one here Data integrity means that there is a chain of linked events from the point when you first fetch personal data, through all its movement, storage and processing, … Continue reading The importance of maintaining data integrity
In the first of a two-part blog, digi.me's CTO Gavin Ray explains why data needs to be handled with care It’s incredibly hard to put into words how colourful and fragile data is in the modern world. My best analogy is that it’s like a butterfly – your personal data has a shape and colour … Continue reading The fragility of data
We are all aware of the response that when a digital or Internet service is free, you are the product. It is most probably an adaption of a 1970s quote from the TV/media industry. Free to Air TV, which is advertising supported, means you watch programmes for free in exchange for also watching adverts for … Continue reading Why Data Portability will change the Facebook model
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?
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?
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