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

UK’s data protection body issues GDPR guidance on consent

The Information Commissioner in the UK has drafted guidelines for what businesses and organisations handling personal data will need to do to comply with the new GDPR out for consultation. In the draft guidance, the ICO notes that: "The GDPR sets a high standard for consent. Consent means offering people genuine choice and control over … Continue reading UK’s data protection body issues GDPR guidance on consent

Ad-blocking up 30pc in 2016 as privacy becomes a hot button topic

A new worldwide report into ad-blocking has found that 615 million devices globally are blocking ads on the web. To put that in context, that figure represents over one in ten people online, and is also up 30 per cent in 12 months. The state of the blocked web survey, by Adblock, presents a combined … Continue reading Ad-blocking up 30pc in 2016 as privacy becomes a hot button topic

How sharing more personal data can lead to greater privacy online

The very concept of online privacy is often described as a myth, and while it's not hard to see why, it's more wrong now than it has ever been. Yes, our personal data is scattered about the web, traded, sold on and held in multiple places that we can neither access nor delete - but … Continue reading How sharing more personal data can lead to greater privacy online

Positives to take from WhatsApp sharing personal data with Facebook

WhatsApp's decision to start sharing user data with Facebook has rightly made waves around the world, mostly for the wrong reasons, but there are still positives we can take from the situation. Firstly, WhatsApp was upfront about what it was planning to do, (handing over personal information including users' phone numbers to Facebook as part … Continue reading Positives to take from WhatsApp sharing personal data with Facebook

digi.me now available for free on iOS and Android

We are delighted to announce that a digi.me app is now available on the Apple App Store so everyone can see, search, save and share all their social media pictures and pins on the move. digi.me has brought the best of its desktop application available on PC and Mac to mobile, so you can see … Continue reading digi.me now available for free on iOS and Android