Control over how my data is used, and if it is used, is the key for me in relation to GDPR – not consent forms. I am none the wiser when I tick a box what I am actually agreeing to.
Google has introduced a form for EU subjects to ask for content to be removed from Google, if it is irrelevant, outdated or inappropriate. Read more.
Each time you upload photos of your kids in funny costumes, or friends at parties, you are passing legal control of those photos to Facebook.
Every time you walk into a supermarket, there are any number of cameras filming your movements. You are not informed about these cameras – you are expected to know they are there; expected to accept their presence without knowing what will happen to the data they capture.
What if, each time you walk into the shop, you are confronted on entry by a lawyer who asks you to complete a waiver form allowing the shop to film you. Most likely, you would go to another shop. But what if every shop was doing the same thing?
Every gold rush creates a plethora of companies which then consildate into a smaller, more manageable number. In 1999 and 2000 we saw the emergence and disappearance of many dotcom businesses. Some went bust too fast, others got off the ground but struggled to retain the finance needed to stay the course towards breakeven. Many of the companies that disappeared were swallowed up by rivals – often for their technology.
All companies should have a policy to say not only what websites staff can use for work, but also what tools on those websites are off limits.
The Privacy and Electronic Communication (EU) Regulations of 2003 brought up to date the rules relating to permissions for data marketing. With regards to email…