Author Archives: Peter

The airport VAT scam: thay are pocketing your personal data along with the extra cash

Much heat was generated last week following the expose by The Independent about the practice of airport retailers collecting passenger destination data in order to report lower VAT revenues while pocketing the VAT effectively paid by those passengers deemed “zero-rated”. … Continue reading

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Is privacy a barrier to innovation?

A common theme at this year’s IAPP Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C., this last week was: how do we address the concern that increasing demands for privacy might stifle innovation? Well, I have a simple answer: innovation has always … Continue reading

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A vocabulary for digital toddlers

This year’s “Privacy Breakfast” concentrated on the theme of privacy Standards for cloud-based services. Continue reading

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Microsoft confirms compliance with cloud data privacy Standard – one more step in the right direction

Reassurance for even the most skeptical user that Microsoft’s Office365 really does protect your personal data Continue reading

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Apple CEO Tim Cook takes a swing at firms selling your data

While public pronouncements by the likes of Apple CEO, Tim Cook, are welcome, customers deserve independently verifiable confirmation that companies are not playing wild and loose with their personal data Continue reading

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ISO/IEC 27018 – What Does It Offer?

All this week, I have been blogging about the new ISO/IEC 27018 Standard and what it means for protecting personal information in cloud-based services. So, what does the Standard actually offer? The standard gives new, clear guidance based on EU … Continue reading

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Managing personal data in the cloud – assessing the risk

In the previous posts, I covered the key issues covered by the new ISO/IEC 27018 Standard; and how an organization would go about complying with it and proving that. Today I want to look at the issue of privacy and … Continue reading

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