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Blacklists are a commonly used tool for organisations to fend off problematic customers. In this blog, we will look at the legality of blacklists and the rights of the data subject from a privacy law perspective.
Governments wanting a back door for access to encrypted chat service communication seems to be a global trend. Such access would greatly increase the effectiveness of law enforcement and investigative agencies, thus helping to safeguard national security. In this blog, we will take a look at several aspects of the issue, including the potential risks involved.
The 2020 Dutch Data Protection Authority’s year report shows human error to be the cause of more than 75% of data breaches. Most commonly, these mistakes, in turn, are the result of a lack of privacy awareness on the part of the employees involved. Which only goes to show the cruciality of the role played by an organisation’s staff in compliance with privacy legislation.
After three years of delays, it now looks as if the new European e-privacy regulation will enter into effect before the end of 2021. This week’s blog discusses the regulation’s scope, the key changes it is likely to introduce and a number of EDPB recommendations.
For years on end, telecom provider T-Mobile and the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics have, behind closed doors, been working together on developing an algorithm for measuring residence patterns and mobility behaviour of Dutch citizens. In this context, for purposes of analysis, CBS was given access to pseudonymised location data relating to the entire population of T-Mobile subscribers. But what led to the choice of pseudonymisation? Why weren’t the data anonymised instead?
When employees fall ill, multitudes of personal data need to be processed, by different parties using different absence reporting systems. This can lead to all sorts of confusion and misconceptions on the division of GDPR-related roles. In this blog The Privacy Factory proposes a thesis in order to shed light on the matter, for which purpose we invite you to post your comments on LinkedIn.