Category: Data Protection

Social Dilemma; Why they do not care about data privacy and protection regulations?

Social media has become an undeniable force in people’s lives today, and this applies in nearly every corner of the globe. In fact, there are nearly as many social media users as there are internet users*. Even those who aren’t on social media are aware of its powerful reach and its ability to influence the … Continued

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Data protection, the NHS and the COVID-19 app. Where are we at?

The Data Protection Act of 2018 (General Data Protection Regulation) came into force to protect people’s data from being misused. COVID-19 has thrown us into a test of the societal benefits of the regulation. The questions is, is there any noticeable societal benefit? While guidance has been mixed throughout the pandemic, public health authorities have … Continued

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The 3 Principal Changes to the New Zealand Privacy Law

New Zealand recently passed a new privacy bill to update its original Privacy Act 1993. The Privacy Act 2020 will go into effect in December with three major changes to better protect and promote the privacy of its people. While it’s kept many of the same principles in an effort to keep a lid on all data, this law includes … Continued

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5 Tips to Improve Organizational Data Protection for Remote Employees

There has been a lot of debate about the merits of people working from home. Not only does it bring up questions of productivity, but it also raises concerns over data confidentiality. No matter where you fall on the side of the debate though, the past two months’ worth of confinement has forced us all to rethink the … Continued

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Contact Tracing: Why Does Everyone Want an App?

Contact tracing is a proven way to control the spread of Covid-19 and the idea of using a smartphone-based contact tracing app is gaining traction. As politicians face pressure from citizens who are demanding solutions, an app that can keep track of who’s infected with COVID-19 is being presented as a way for everything to … Continued

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