Data Protection World Forum – Takeaway #1

The New Green: How data is the new competitive advantage Pernille Tranberg The protection of data falls into three areas of responsibility Governments Enforce the law (GDPR, antitrust) Support and push for data ethical products and services Be a role model and shop green and data ethics Individuals Learn digital selfdefense Understand the data age […]

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Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018

The Cyber Security Breaches Survey is a quantitative and qualitative survey of UK businesses and, for the first time in this 2018 release, charities. The quantitative survey was carried out in winter 2017 and the qualitative survey in early 2018. It helps these organisations to understand the nature and significance of the cyber security threats […]

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PhishPoint Attack

A phishing attack has been discovered which sends e-mails telling you that a colleague has sent you a file in SharePoint or OneDrive: This e-mail contains a link which takes you to a page that looks like the Microsoft sign in page: If you sign in on this spoofed page, your credentials will be sent […]

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Information rights research

The ICO has conducted and commissioned several reports on customer satisfaction and information rights. One of the goals of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Information Rights Strategic Plan 2017-21 is ‘to increase the public’s trust and confidence in how data is used and made available’. It is therefore important for the ICO to gauge the […]

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Do’s and Do Not’s for Data Security

DO Do use a strong password and change it if you think it may have been compromised Do report any loss or suspected loss of data Do be on your guard for fake e-mails or phone calls requesting confidential information – report anything suspicious to the IT Help Desk Do keep software up to date […]

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Right to Object to Processing – art. 12, 21

Right to Object to Processing – art. 12, 21 A data subject has the right to object to being subject to public authorities or companies processing their data without explicit consent. A data subject also has the right to stop personal data from being included in direct marketing databases. An individual can make an objection […]

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Right to Data Portability – art. 12, 20

Right to Data Portability – art. 12, 20 A data subject has the right to move, copy, or transfer personal data from one data controller to another, in a safe and secure way, in a commonly used and machine-readable format. Wherever technically possible, this also includes the right to have the data transferred directly from […]

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Right to Restriction of Processing – art.12, 18

Right to Restriction of Processing – art.12, 18 A data subject has the right to block or suppress personal data being processed or used. This means that an individual can limit the way that an organisation uses their data. This is an alternative to requesting the erasure of their data. Individuals have the right to […]

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Right to Erasure (Right to Be Forgotten) – art. 12, 17

Right to Erasure (Right to Be Forgotten) – art. 12, 17 A data subject has the right to have personal data permanently deleted. This is also known as the ‘right to be forgotten’. The right is not absolute and only applies in certain circumstances. Individuals have the right to have their personal data erased if: the […]

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