Do you still use fingerprinting?

Maybe you have noticed it. Privacy is an issue. A bit strange since there are only 21 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 your systems to meet the GDPR is not straightforward. Especially when you make use of third-party services.

But tools and methods that can detect if you track users can help you when creating new Internet facing systems. Continue reading “Do you still use fingerprinting?”

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?”

No more confusion: An IP address is personal information

Maybe you have noticed it. Privacy is an issue. A bit strange since there are only 23 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 exactly what private data is not straightforward. What does not help is that a lot of information on many sites regarding on what is allowed under the GDPR is plain wrong. E.g. there is a lot of confusion about the object ‘IP address’. Is an IP address personal information or not? Continue reading “No more confusion: An IP address is personal information”