2018 will be the year personal data privacy finally gets serious

GDPR, calls for accountability for hacks and online behaviour and a growing awareness of the impacts of internet monopolies - the times they are very much a-changin'. So why is this year different? First and foremost because of the General Data Protection Regulation, aka GDPR. This game-changing regulation, which comes into force in May, firmly … Continue reading 2018 will be the year personal data privacy finally gets serious

Data Hack Iceland update: third-party apps being built on digi.me!

Our Data Hack Iceland 2017 event last month was a huge success, and we thought it was about time we gave you an update about some of the great ideas that sprung to life there. Four of the apps - VaxAbroad, Sensei, Fin-Tin-Der and digi.me meets Arion Banki - are now coming to life as … Continue reading Data Hack Iceland update: third-party apps being built on digi.me!

Birgit Sippel makes first public statement on ePrivacy – and why it shouldn’t stifle innovation

The European Parliament's new Special Rapporteur for the proposed ePrivacy Regulation, German MEP Birgit Sippel, has made her first public statement setting out her beliefs - and she didn't mince her words. Speaking at the IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress, she told a sold-out event that online and offline privacy should be afforded the same status: … Continue reading Birgit Sippel makes first public statement on ePrivacy – and why it shouldn’t stifle innovation

Analysis: The pros and cons of privacy and data protection laws

The starting point for most privacy and data protection laws is creating a safer environment for all of us and our personal data - but the inevitable overreach often has far-reaching consequences Most privacy and data protection laws have the noble aims of making us and our personal information safer – but overreach in the … Continue reading Analysis: The pros and cons of privacy and data protection laws

Differential privacy? No, Apple, it’s all about private sharing

We think private sharing is this year's differential privacy - and we'll tell you why Apple has hit the headlines again with news that it may not be using its vaunted differential privacy tool - which mines user data while protecting that person's identity - quite as it said it would. Differential privacy was last … Continue reading Differential privacy? No, Apple, it’s all about private sharing

Digi.me partners with ID Exchange to help Australians do more with their personal data

Digi.me has partnered with Sydney start-up ID Exchange to help Australian consumers enjoy more control over their personal data. ID Exchange and digi.me will collaborate as vanguards for personal data sharing, working jointly to simplify user processes around consent. Together, they will execute cutting-edge solutions that provide security as well as consented sharing through a … Continue reading Digi.me partners with ID Exchange to help Australians do more with their personal data

Five personal data lessons we need to learn from the Equifax hack

The Equifax data breach, which has leaked critical personal information including Social Security numbers and birth dates on an estimated 143m Americans, as well as Britons and Canadians, is one of the largest ever, both in scale and the importance of the data stolen. So what lessons can we - and must we - learn … Continue reading Five personal data lessons we need to learn from the Equifax hack