Monthly Archives May 2018

TRT World Roundtable with David Foster

Other studio guests: Rhiannon Evans–Young, Director and Co-founder of Crest Communications; Hussein Kanji, Co–founder of Hoxton Ventures and Kate Bevan, the Editor of Which? Computing.

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Appearance on BBC Radio 5 Live Wake up to Money – 23 May 2018

Interviewed on the ‘zombie GDPR emails’ news story running on the BBC after I had posted the blog on LinkedIn. You can listen to my interview again here

 

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Attack of the zombies with “GDPR emails” breaks data protection laws!

This is an all-out attack by the zombies and it’s continuing post-25 May! They follow other zombies by sending us mindless emails saying this kind of crap:

“We’re committed to managing and safeguarding the information you give us when looking for a job. CLICK HERE TO STAY SIGNED UP.”

Or how about this:

“LET’S STAY IN TOUCH. Did you know? New privacy laws come in to effect on 25 May. This landmark new law is designed to improve your privacy rights. This is great news for online shoppers, so if you enjoy getting our promotional emails, just click below…”

Or this:

“We don’t want to lose you, so please take action NOW”

STOP! THINK! LEARN!

These emails are pointless!

In the UK, it’s been the law since 2003 that you can only send a marketing email to an individual recipient w...

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BSI film on Hitachi Consulting Corp becoming the first global company to achieve BS10012:2017

 

 

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Power-list of influences in the data privacy landscape

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Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data breach offers an objective lesson in why companies should be wary of encouraging users to share contact information

Does your company have consumer data it isn’t legally authorized to possess?

Don’t be too quick to answer. Many ethical, lawfully managed businesses do have such data — and it comes from a surprising source: their customers, who inadvertently share the personal data of their family, friends, and colleagues.

The lack of awareness regarding peer-dependent privacy is one way that London-based Cambridge Analytica Ltd. was able to collect the personal information of more than 71 million Facebook users, even though only 270,000 of them agreed to take the now-bankrupt company’s app-based personality quiz. Cambridge Analytica reportedly knew what it was doing, but any company that accesses customer data, such as contacts, call logs, and files, can unknowingly breach peer privacy.

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You never know who you’ll bump into on a rainy afternoon in Richmond, England!

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BSI makes film of Hitachi Consulting becoming the first global brand to achieve BS10012:2017 certification ahead of 25 May 2018

Yesterday, I gave an interview on film about my role as a member of the team that led to Hitachi Consulting Corp becoming the first global brand to achieve BS10012:2017.The new standard was created in the wake of the GDPR and is a Personal Information Management System (PIMS). This is a significant achievement as Hitachi Consulting Corp can now demonstrate – and it’s been independently verified by the oldest standards awarding body in thew world – that it has a world-class  culture of compliance. The PIMS sits at the heart of Hitachi Consulting Corp. efforts to comply with the GDPR.  The short film is available here   It was launched on Friday 25 May to coincide with the end of the transition period for the GDPR.  With me is Joanne Bennett, VP, Associate General Counsel – Commer...
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Flight to quality GDPR training expected after 25 May 2018 as companies realise they are under-prepared and require better quality training

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Watch my GDPR presentation delivered at Empower MSP Amsterdam on 15 May 2018

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