Month: October 2019

Month: October 2019

Public Information & GDPR – I can do what I like with it…wrong!
28/10/2019 DPO Blog, Security Advisory Blog EditoratLarge

There seems to be this idea floating around that if the data is collected from publicly available sites then it is fair game for marketers. If someone has created a profile on LinkedIn for example and their email address can be harvested (say by a recruiter or data miner connecting with you) then this public

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Data Breach: 10% of affected businesses closed down in 2019…or did they…?
23/10/2019 CISO Blog, DPO Blog, Security Advisory Blog EditoratLarge

I know there is a rush to get things out the door and I am very grateful for those who report on data breach stats but this article from Dark Reading piqued my interest: 10% of Small Businesses Breached Shut Down in 2019. Whenever I see a statistic like this I am always a little

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Security KRI – Are the Management Team walking around naked?
15/10/2019 CISO Blog, Security Advisory Blog EditoratLarge

Poorly defined security KRI or Key Risk Indicators can give your senior management team a false sense of security but is a fear of presenting a potentially negative picture akin to the Hans Christian Anderson tale, ‘The Emporer’s New Clothes’? In this fairytale two tailors promise their emperor a new suit and tell him that

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Cookie consent after C-673/17 – To Consent or not to Consent…
02/10/2019 DPO Blog, Security Advisory Blog EditoratLarge

Firstly, this is legal information about cookie consent, not legal advice… The judgement of the CJEU case C-673/17 is now doing the rounds and as one has come to expect when it comes to Data Protection recently, there is a lot of hot air and bluster about what the ruling means. Is this some form of paradigm shift in

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Climate Change Solved: GDPR mitigates climate change risk!
01/10/2019 CISO Blog, DPO Blog, Security Advisory Blog EditoratLarge

Whether you believe climate change is a real thing or not there is no arguing 16-year-old Greta Thunberg is making headlines. Her efforts to raise awareness about this key issue of our time are pretty impressive. Whilst some people don’t think climate change is real, as a person who believes in evidence-based decision-making, I am going to pin my colours

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