The supervisory authority in Sweden, Datainspektionen, issued its 20-page written decision on 20 August 2019 regarding the unlawful processing of biometric data of 22 students over a period of three weeks. This is the first decision by the Swedish supervisory authority for a breach of GDPR. An administrative fine of 200,000 SEK was imposed, and […]

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We recenty read Robin Barnwell and Gesbeen Mohammad’s article in the Sunday Times, ‘Bar codes and cameras track China’s lab rats’ (14 July 2019), and also watched ITV’s ‘Inside China’s Digital Gulag’, based on the same topic, and wanted to share some of their findings with our readers. As stated in the article: ‘China has […]

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There is now a new Government-approved data arbitration scheme in the UK. The scheme provides a dispute resolution service for customers whose data has been breached or processed unlawfully, enabling them to claim compensation of up to £25,000. In order for a customer to sign up to the scheme, people pay a nominal administration fee […]

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Passwords are a crucial part of our day to day lives and most businesses rely on passwords to protect their online data. It is difficult to keep track of all of the passwords which we need in order to get through each day, and in this blog we will examine how to select a password, [...]
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Might the holy grail of advertising be the ability of advertisers to know how you feel at the time when they want to advertise products to you? If so, Project Feels, launched by the The New York Times last year, might be one of the steps towards ascertaining whether psychographic targeting of campaigns might be [...]
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Have you read Google's 37 page current privacy policy? If the answer is no, you are not alone. The reality for most people is that they simply accept privacy policies and cookie notices on websites, without giving them any thought. But we decided to examine Google's privacy policy in a bit more detail, so that [...]
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Consent is one of the six lawful bases for processing personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’). There is a high standard required for obtaining, and retaining, consent under GDPR. In this blog we will explain these complex requirements, so that you know whether you are processing personal data lawfully, when relying on [...]
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Let’s start with the basics: what is a cookie? Well, we are not talking about biscuits in this blog, but rather an HTTP cookie. Wikipedia defines them as ‘a simple computer file made of text. The information stored in cookies can be used to personalise the experience when using a website. A website can use [...]
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