According to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which entered into application in the EU this May, security cameras installed in public spaces can be used to process personal data if there is a prerequisite legal basis to do so, ERR's radio news reported on Friday.Every data processor interested in using cameras must from now on analyse which listed legal basis can be invoked and adpot a decision regarding the location of the camera to be installed accordingly.For nearly ten years, security cameras have been installed in public spaces in the city of Tartu in cooperation between the police and the city government. Currently there are altogether just over 30, most of which are located in the city centre, but according to Ottomar Virk, operational chief of the Police and Border Guard Board's (PPA) South Prefecture, the first steps have been taken toward ensuring order with the help of security cameras in other parts of the city as well."Every year, we consider … [Read more...] about Security cameras can be used to process personal data
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We don’t need many more indicators that we’re living in a late-capitalist hell of our own making. From paying four hundred dollars for juice to tracking our children under the guise of a fun toy, it’s painfully evident that the merge of tech, data, and happy-go-lucky branding is making modern life more dystopian by the day. And nothing embodies that spirit of dread more than the new coffee shop, Shiru Cafe, in Providence, Rhode Island. Shiru is a coffee shop built exclusively for students and staff at Brown University that does not require students to pay for their coffee. While this initially sounds like a wonderfully altruistic endeavour to be kind to overworked students, there is, of course, a heinous catch. In exchange for a free coffee, students must handover swathes of personal information, from their date of birth to their phone number to their personal and professional interests. After providing this information, students must permit corporate sponsors to … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight Handing over personal data to pay for a coffee? Welcome to the world’s most dystopian cafe
Jamie Bartlett 22 May 2018 10:56 AM 22 May 2018 10:56 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Happy GDPR week everyone! This Friday, the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force, the most ambitious data privacy ruling since, well, ever. I’m not going to go through the specifics – there are plenty of vastly overpriced seminars for that – but it’s basically about giving EU citizens more rights and control over their personal information, info on how and why it’s being collected and used, and the chance to opt out if they want. Some of this was already in law – but now there are monster fines if companies don’t comply. You will probably know it from those endless emails. Hundreds of them, from places and people you’d completely forgotten. All of them cajoling, begging or pleading … [Read more...] about The joy of GDPR
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the biggest overhaul of data privacy laws in over 20 years. The law will come into force on May 25, giving EU citizens new rights over how their personal data are used. Companies doing business in the EU will face new rules on how they handle people’s data and stiff penalties for breaching the law. Here are some key elements of GDPR: NEW DEFINITION OF PERSONAL DATA Under GDPR, personal data is anything that relates to an identified or identifiable individual. For example: name, address, email address, location data or computer IP address. Sensitive data, such as religious beliefs, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation or trade union membership, are subject to extra protections. STRONGER RIGHTS FOR EUROPEANS People living in the EU will get the right to: – Receive clear and understandable information about who is processing their data and why. – Access data an organisation holds about them. … [Read more...] about Europe’s new data protection law: what will change?
PROBLEMS due to maintenance work carried out on TSB's online systems over the weekend have left many customers unable to access their accounts. Here is what happened to the bank and what to do if you have been affected by by the issue. What happened to TSB? TSB had planned to carry out maintenance work on it's online services between 4pm Friday 20 April and 6pm Sunday 22 April. The bank had warned customers that they would not have access to services like online banking, making payments and transferring money online whilst this maintenance work was going on. But, after 6pm on Sunday TSB's online services were still down and many customers are still unable to access their accounts today (Monday April 23). Some customers have had their cards declined and direct debits cancelled, others have claimed that when they opened the TSB app they saw other customer's bank details and even had access to move money from the stranger's accounts. Did TSB have a data breach? TSB has denied that there … [Read more...] about Did TSB suffer a data breach, are my online banking details safe and is the website and app still down?