Entries by Cara Williams

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Predictive Policing: How Data Can be Used to Prevent Crime

The UK police are using technology and copious amounts of data to predict crime. Thousands of anonymised reports of previous offences allow police to be deployed where crime is predicted to occur over the next 24 hours. The time and place of previous criminal activity helps to determine future offences. Kent Police are at the forefront of this with their system PredPol.

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GDPR: What Needs Doing for Enforcement | 4 of 4 | Glossary

This is the fourth and final glossary in the GDPR series. This glossary seeks to explain the roles and changes a company needs to introduce to be GDPR compliant following GDPR Enforcement. I felt there was a large introduction of roles necessary for company’s compliance which were not explained, and I did not understand.

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GDPR: What GDPR Protects | 3 of 4 | Glossary

This is the third glossary in the GDPR series. It is important to note what GDPR protects whether you are a business or consumer. There is a lot of legal jargon which is actually very simple in terms of data protection. As a business or consumer, I believe it is important to understand the extent of these definitions and some umbrella terms which are frequently used.

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GDPR: Principles Behind the Introduction | 2 of 4 | Glossary

This glossary is the second in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) series. GDPR aims to bring data protection into the 21st century and it is easy to get caught up with what needs to be done to be GDPR compliant. What is less frequently elaborated on in blog posts are the reasons and principles for the introduction of GDPR. In my experience, I have found it easier to understand the practical implications of GDPR after breaking down the EU’s theoretical reasons for introducing the regulation.