Monday 23rd July 2018

Jason Smith

Jason Smith

Jason is co-founder of Indivigital. He's been in the digital sector most of his career and loves coding. In his spare time -- what exists of it -- he has a bit of a curious hobby: flying small aircraft.

Posts by Jason

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Is it possible to comply with the GDPR?

The definition of personal data under the GDPR, the EU’s new privacy regulation, is beginning to “swallow everything,” according to Professor Lilian Edwards, an expert in Internet Law from the University of Strathclyde. In a two-part interview with Indivigital (the first part can be read here) she also stated: EU privacy laws may “destroy” free-to-user […]

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Expert: EU privacy laws may ‘destroy’ free-to-user business models

New EU privacy laws could ‘destroy’ the predominant ‘free-to-user’ business models of internet organizations, according to Professor Lilian Edwards, an expert in Internet Law from the University of Strathclyde. In a two-part interview with Indivigital (the second part can be read here) she also stated: Free-to-user business models are “contributory to destroying privacy and creating […]

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UK authorities propose fining Facebook £500,000 over Cambridge Analytica incident

The Information Commissioner’s Officer (ICO), The UK’s data protection authority, is proposing fining Facebook £500,000 over the Cambridge Analytica incident that led to the alleged misuse of an estimated 87 million users’ personal data. The ICO revealed the extent of the fine in an announcement declaring it has sent the social network a “notice of […]

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Timehop announces data breach affecting 21 million users

Timehop, an application that archives social media posts, has announced a data breach affecting 21 million users. The breach occurred on 4th July 2018 and was reported by Timehop on 8th July 2018. Timehop detected the “network intrusion” as it occurred and two hours and nineteen minutes later managed to “lock out the attackers”. However, […]

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Malaysia has announced it’s repealing its anti-fake news law

Malaysia has announced it’s repealing the Anti-Fake News Act 2018. The announcement was made in a letter sent by an Ambassador of Malaysia, Dato’ Amran Mohammed Zin, to the UN’s Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, on 11th June 2018. According to the announcement, the repeal is underway however it hasn’t […]