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DPO.guide

I am happy to announce, that my side project – DPO.guide – is live and open to public. The primary aim of project is to create and collect guidance and resources for data protection officers (DPOs) and everyone else interested in privacy and data protection.

DPO.guide is a living project – I will add more resources and functionality to website. And I hope you will both find the project useful and will help it grow – by adding resources and spreading the word.

There are still many functionality and parts to be added – like possibility to add resource by anyone directly from website. But we’ll get there with time. At the moment – please use contact form on the site. Or just email me links to resources that may be useful to others interested in privacy and data protection.

Paper on encryption workarounds and human rights

On 12 September, European Digital Rights (EDRi) – an association of civil and human rights organisations from across Europe – published the position paper ?Encryption Workarounds: a digital rights perspective?. Paper was published as a response?to the European Commission?s expert consultation exercise around the Encryption Workarounds paper by Orin Kerr and Bruce Schneier.

EDRi?s position paper describes ways law enforcement authorities can use?to access encrypted data within the framework of their investigations.

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UK government breached personal data security 9,000 times in a year, watchdog reveals

UK’s National Audit Office (NAO) has found that government has breached personal data security nearly 9,000 times in a year. Most of breaches – about 6,000 – are on HMRC.

NAO found that 17 largest departments recorded 8,995 data breaches in years 2014-2015, but reported to the Information Commissioner (ICO) only 14 incidents. Although not all incidents shall be reported to ICO, NAO observed that lack of detail in the self-reporting data means it is not possible to determine how significant any of unreported breaches was.

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