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

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

Digi.me delighted to have signed MyData Internet of Me principles

We are delighted to have signed up to the Declaration of MyData principles, and urge anyone else with an interest in how personal data is held and managed to sign too. The principles, which are a first version and will evolve with a second version expected after feedback in six months, are designed to "make … Continue reading Digi.me delighted to have signed MyData Internet of Me principles

Digi.me merges with Personal to create global personal data control powerhouse

Digi.me and Personal are combining forces through a merger, bringing together the leading European and US companies in the emerging personal data ecosystem to provide a single integrated solution for consumers and businesses. Julian Ranger and Shane Green: Why we are joining forces to tackle empowering people with data Both companies have pioneered innovative technologies … Continue reading Digi.me merges with Personal to create global personal data control powerhouse

MEF Global Consumer Trust study 2017: all hail the rise of the savvy user

A new influential report on consumer trust has found heightened awareness of privacy issues is leading to encouraging changes in behaviour. The annual Global Consumer Trust study from Mobile Ecosystem Forum found that privacy is the biggest trust-related concern for 16pc of those interviewed. Growing awareness of privacy, security and identity issues is also prompting … Continue reading MEF Global Consumer Trust study 2017: all hail the rise of the savvy user

ISPs selling personal data: we need to frame the debate around consent

The US Senate’s vote to roll back rules preventing ISPs from collecting and selling personal data has generated an enormous amount of controversy. On the one hand, de-regulating the stifled and stagnating US economy is a necessary move to restart growth and boost innovation. And of course everyone understands businesses want and need data – … Continue reading ISPs selling personal data: we need to frame the debate around consent

10 key things you need to know about the EU GDPR and personal data

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes law across Europe in May 2018, replacing a patchwork of data protection laws across the various member states and essentially making privacy the new norm. Wide-ranging in its scope, a key theme is returning a lot more power over personal data to individuals, who will have new and … Continue reading 10 key things you need to know about the EU GDPR and personal data