Rise and fall of SOLID programming principles

I am a fan of continuous learning. So if possible I go to meetups, conferences, seminars and open space meetings to listen and learn of peers in the digital space. So I went on an evening in September 2019 towards a talk regarding SOLID programming principles. From the very well organized meetup this evening by the company Working Spirit I left with some hard questions and some observations.

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The day after the GDPR: End of an Era?

Maybe you have noticed it. Privacy is an issue. A bit strange since there is only 1 day left until the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become fully enforceable throughout the European Union. So before end of May 2018 all organizations that process data of EU citizens must comply with this General Data Protection Regulation. So will the enormous amounts of privacy breaches be over?  Will all privacy and freedom fighters celebrate 25 May 2018 as the beginning of an new Era? Continue reading “The day after the GDPR: End of an Era?”

The Ultimate GDPR Checklist

Maybe you have noticed it. Privacy is an issue. A bit strange since there are only 2 days left until the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become fully enforceable throughout the European Union.

So before end of May 2018 all organizations that process data of EU citizens must comply with this General Data Protection Regulation. Determining how to design and improve your systems to meet the GDPR is not straightforward. Due to the complexity of the GDPR document a lot of help is available. But be warned: Some tools that claim to help you will increase your privacy compliance problems instead of solving these. Continue reading “The Ultimate GDPR Checklist”

The Art of managing privacy policies

Maybe you have noticed it. Privacy is an issue. A bit strange since there are only 3 days left until the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become fully enforceable throughout the European Union.

So before end of May 2018 all organizations that process data of EU citizens must comply with this General Data Protection Regulation. Determining how to design and improve your systems to meet the GDPR is not straightforward. Due to the complexity of the GDPR document you will need to use privacy policies to control and manage privacy risks. Continue reading “The Art of managing privacy policies”

Use encryption to meet the GDPR!

Maybe you have noticed it. Privacy is an issue. A bit strange since there are only 4 days left until the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become fully enforceable throughout the European Union.

So before end of May 2018 all organizations that process data of EU citizens must comply with this General Data Protection Regulation. Determining how to design and improve your systems to meet the GDPR is not straightforward. But using encryption makes processing and handling personal information that may not be exposed simpler.

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Privacy Maturity Models

Maybe you have noticed it. Privacy is an issue. A bit strange since there are only 5 days left until the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become fully enforceable throughout the European Union.

So before end of May 2018 all organizations that process data of EU citizens must comply with this General Data Protection Regulation. Determining how to design and improve your systems to meet the GDPR is not straightforward. Since security and privacy should be approached as a process you should use some kind of maturity model. This to e.g. benchmark the quality and effectiveness of your privacy and security organisation. But using a good maturity model for security and privacy has also the benefit to make sure you meet important GDPR requirements. Continue reading “Privacy Maturity Models”