Much has been written about what a year under the auspices of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has looked like for personal data, and many have drawn conclusions that not much has actually changed. Certainly, within the UK, there have been no fines issued under the legislation, as the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) … Continue reading Lessons from a year of GDPR
Patient centricity is the philosophy of empowering individuals with their data to enable them to use it with the applications and services they choose, acting as a catalyst for record sharing, innovation and research. In 2017, digi.me collaborated with the Icelandic Directorate of Health to achieve a world first, a national citizen-facing API for medical … Continue reading Digi.me holds first UK Patient Centricity focus group
Data requested by digi.me shows that of 11,468 data breach cases closed by the ICO since GDPR’s implementation, only 29 have resulted in financial penalties An investigation by digi.me has revealed that only a minuscule percentage of data breach cases closed by the data protection regulator since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation … Continue reading Digi.me investigation reveals only 0.25pc of reported data breach cases fined under GDPR
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
Major tech companies such as Google and Amazon were questioned by the US Senate Commerce Committee recently as part of discussions around privacy and data regulation. One theme stood out strongly - the idea that GDPR in Europe was stifling innovation, and leading to fewer data-driven apps and solutions. Google, for example, said it was … Continue reading Data monopolies such as Google have it wrong: GDPR is great for innovation
We were delighted to take part in filming for the latest edition of the BBC's flagship technology programme Click. Focusing on the impact of GDPR and what this means for personal data, the episode - which is currently online - explores both how big businesses have routinely abused our data, as well as how the … Continue reading BBC Click features Julian Ranger and digi.me as a GDPR solution
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes law across Europe in under a month. Wide-ranging in its scope and making privacy the new norm, the key theme is giving individuals a lot more power over their personal data. These include new and increased rights over what personal data is collected, what it can be used … Continue reading GDPR is nearly here – what are the ten key things you need to know?