Fail to prepare; prepare to fail – A GDPR conundrum

on May 16, 2018

As we approach the looming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline, you may have noticed your inbox becoming flooded with emails with the subject line ‘We’ve updated our privacy policy’. This is the onset impact of GDPR. Although you would have already clicked ‘I agree’ to receiving communications, the updates to the Data Privacy Act (1998) require businesses to update the consent for using the personal data that they have recorded.

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Protecting the Innocence – or Data Protection is not Negotiable

on May 8, 2018

 Do you ever get the feeling that the world is coming around to your way of thinking? At Solidatus we have been part of a lot of projects that have spent a lot of money on some really mundane things. For example, I cannot think of anything less sexy than mapping data from one schema to the next only to see someone change something and for the mapping to become useless meaning the whole task needs to be done again – rinse and repeat.

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Topics: Data Lineage, GDPR, Data Protection

“I remember you” — Why you need to know about your right to be forgotten

on Apr 9, 2018

We have all had one of those awkward conversations, you know the ones where someone comes up to you and starts talking like they are an old friend. They know your name, they know things about you that can only have come from you. The only problem is that you cannot remember them. You stall, play for time, try to prise loose that illusive piece of information that will make a connection in your brain to dredge up the information needed to recall their name. Perhaps you have a strategy, mine is to introduce a friend (assuming I have one handy) and hope that they complete the introduction and fill in the blanks of your relationship.

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Topics: GDPR, Data Governance

“I AGREE” to you using my data?

on Mar 22, 2018

How seriously do you take your privacy? I imagine that not many would consider showering or going to the loo in plain sight of others. These, after all, are private matters that as a rule we usually don’t share, unless, that is, we make an explicit decision to.

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Topics: Regulatory Compliance, Data Lineage, GDPR, Data Governance