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Safe Harbour Update

After days of anticipation following the decision by the EU’s highest court to strike down the Safe Harbour mechanism for transferring personal data to the US, the Data Protection Authorities have now spoken. The Article 29 Working Party, the body that represents the collective voice of the EU’s privacy enforcers issued a statement on the […]

Safe Harbour Falls into the Atlantic

The Safe Harbour scheme that provides the legal underpinning for significant volumes of personal data use by the world’s largest technology companies has just been declared invalid by Europe’s highest court.  So does that mean the internet is going to grind to a halt as billions of data transactions get held up at the border? […]

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Learning From Ashley Madison

  The recent theft and subsequent leaking of the personal information of users of the Ashley Madison dating site for married people and its other stable brands is not the biggest data breach the world has seen in the last few years, but it is quite probably the most controversial. Whatever people choose to think […]

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Carphone Warehouse Data Breach – A Personal Experience

The personal information of 2.4 million customers of Carphone Warehouse and its related brands have been stolen in a cyber-attack, it emerged last weekend. According to various accounts, the attack was discovered on Wednesday 5th August, and affected customers notified 3 days later on the Saturday.  The news then broke rapidly across the UK news media. […]