Category Archive: Privacy by Design

Beyond compliance: the Seven Deadly Sins of privacy management

By Simon Davies Any company that has a data protection officer or privacy adviser will understand the fundamental risks of bad data management. Keeping too much customer information – and for too long. Failing to provide even basic security measures. Risking data breaches because of poor staff training and support. These are obvious 1.0.1 aspects …

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US states pilot the drone menace into the statute books

By Simon Davies A new report on the regulation of drones in the US has identified a surge in state legislation to control the technology. The analysis “The Year of the Drone” was prepared by Allie Bohm of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). It presents an interesting picture of increased activity by state legislatures …

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Data rape and the impending privacy apocalypse

 By Simon Davies In the 1970s – frustrated by an aggressive, male dominated legal regime and a timid judicial system – justice campaigners for rape victims coined a powerful phrase that cemented a cultural mindset for decades to come: No means No. Over time those three words shifted the centre of gravity of public debate. …

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Easter rant: Hot Desking is a privacy issue, but few people will speak out against it

By Simon Davies The Easter long weekend is upon us, and in Britain many companies are using the holiday break to move premises. Staff should now eagerly look forward to a gleaming new office on Tuesday. Well, they should be looking forward to it, but many aren’t. For them Tuesday is a dreadful prospect – …

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Don’t blame engineers for the shortcomings of Privacy by Design: privacy advocates are equally guilty

By Simon Davies On 10th June 2000, amidst great ceremony, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth cut the tape to open the first new Thames river crossing in more than a century. The Millennium Bridge had won acclaim for its sleek shape and elegant design – and London was buzzing with excitement about its new landmark. Then… …

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