Google will change their settings to delete some personal data it collects about individuals automatically.   These changes will only apply to new accounts. However, existing users will be able to adjust their settings. This is because the company wanted express permission to delete collected data.   Such changes include:  Wiping web and app activity, including location data, after […]

The data protection laws introduced last year are failing us – and our…

There is no doubt that the tech world has welcomed huge possibilities and change. With this power, big tech giants have stormed onto the scene. However, the European Union is acting against these giants.

This seeks to address the tech companies who earn huge amounts of money without recognising the journalists and creative thinkers whose work is on the website. Furthermore, democracy would be protected alongside a diverse media landscape. Therefore, every media user would benefit.

With cyber-security incidents increasing, GDPR scares and the Cambridge-Analytica crisis, data security is on everyone’s mind. UK consumers are expressing willingness to walk away from a business that fails to look after their personal data. From this, retailers are most at risk of customer loss.

Research has shown that the fear of fines through GDPR is making some firms more likely to pay cyber ransom than report the breach. This is a very scary thought and extremely counterproductive. Why is this happening and what could be done to prevent this?

What most people forget as they wade through mountains of paperwork is that GDPR is fundamentally a good thing. Tim Cook said so.

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.

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.

Business Email: This is the first part in the email deletion series and concerns B2B relationships. GDPR text is ambiguous as to whether a distinction can be drawn between corporate email addresses and individual email addresses. Is it still possible to opt-out with a corporate email address?