GDPR: Pseudonymization or Anonymization

Maybe you have noticed it. Privacy is an issue. A bit strange since there are only 18 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 handle the GDPR is not straightforward when dealing with data masking.  Continue reading “GDPR: Pseudonymization or Anonymization”

The rise and fall of the DPO (Data Protection Officer)

Maybe you have noticed it. Privacy is an issue. A bit strange since there are only 20 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 handle the GDPR is not straightforward. The 261 pages long is not known for its clarity. There is e.g. some confusion on the DPO. Continue reading “The rise and fall of the DPO (Data Protection Officer)”

GDPR: How to store personal data?

Maybe you have noticed it. Privacy is an issue. A bit strange since there are only 22 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 you should store private data is not straightforward. The GDPR has some guiding principles and you can find several documents with a title like ‘Privacy by Design’. Continue reading “GDPR: How to store personal data?”

Creating stupid software

Everyone wants to create smart solutions. You want a smart home, smart city and maybe even a smart government. I never meet people who want to create stupid software. The use of software should be idiot proof, but making things really simple to solve a complex problem is very hard.

Machine learning enables everyone to create smart solutions for very complex problems. At least that is a promise claimed by many commercial vendors selling you Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Machine Learning (ML) driven solutions.  But getting the essence of machine learning means you must reset your brain. Continue reading “Creating stupid software”

Open Architectures do not work: The need for real open Architectures

Architecture is a minefield. Architecture is not by definition high level and sometimes relevant details are of the utmost importance. It is not strange that the added value of architecture and architects within large companies and projects is under heavy pressure due to architecture failures at large and the emergence of agile approaches to solve business IT problems. Continue reading “Open Architectures do not work: The need for real open Architectures”