The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is not against data processing when done in respect with the data subject rights. The amount of electronically available data and curation and storage tools, justify a better protection. Privacy is a Fundamental Human Right, for dignity and freedom.
The CNIL investigated mobile applications using embedded software development kit (SDK) and ad biding gathering personal data even when the application is not in use. The data collection is activated by default, which is contrary to the principal of privacy by design.
There has been and still remains interrogations and uncertainties around the scope of application of the General Data Protection Regulation.
The General Data Protection Regulation applies to Personal Data. But do we know what exactly defines Personal Data? The UK ICO recently published a clarification document.
The crumbs of information left behind, get aggregated and build a picture, sometimes distorted, that follows us.
Since the UK referendum vote for BREXIT much has been speculated about the situation of the UK with regard to compliance to the GDPR enforceable from 28 May 2018. Although they are uncertainties, the recent UK Information Commissioner speech has reinforced the opinion that UK businesses need to get ready to comply.