Category Archives: Data Protection

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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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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“We value your privacy” – oh yes? Can you prove it?

How many web sites state baldly “We value your privacy”? If you are curious and decide to click on that little link, buried at the bottom of many a webpage, that says ‘Privacy Policy’, this is one of those over eager phrases … Continue reading

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Good Governance of Cloud Services – role of privacy standards – Sony, are you listening?

I mentioned in my post yesterday, that a 2-page Boardroom Briefing on Privacy in the Cloud has now been released, and which looks at the value of the recently published ISO/IEC 27018 Standard. Please take a look and send me any feedback. … Continue reading

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Can you keep a secret? The nonsense of security classifications that #Wikileaks exposes

Like many million others, I’m just starting to digest the first of wave of news about the latest Wikileaks exposé.  A couple of thoughts cross my mind. Firstly, the Guardian reports, “More than 3 million US government personnel and soldiers, … Continue reading

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