The following is a draft of a postscript I’ve written for my upcoming book which probably shouldn’t wait until publication. It’s what you should know about developing to safeguard user privacy in the age of coronavirus.
When I retired from open source projects in February, I did so with more than a little curiosity about what new opportunities would come up to fill the void. That’s how life works, after all. Here is the first one.
Yesterday I had the misfortune of discovering an appalling violation of children’s privacy rights: a piece of keylogging stalkerware being sold as a “safeguarding” tool for parents, packaged in a hysterical scare story about sexting.
I spoke with Business Insider about the political context behind Google’s decision to move UK accounts out of the EU’s jurisdiction. I also spoke with TechCrunch about the issue from … Read more
In July I sat down with Nathan Wrigley from WP Builds for a chat about open source, privacy, politics, and open source privacy politics. The interview has now been published … Read more
This month I was honoured to speak at Smashing Conference Freiburg in Germany, where I closed out the event with a talk about developing privacy-conscious projects. You can view the … Read more
In the midst of the buzz about Automattic acquiring Tumblr, some of us took pains to point out that we literally can’t see anything on Tumblr blogs, nor would we want to – not at the cost of playing Verizon/Oath’s privacy head games.
Writing for the web is part of the job, but writing for something you can hold in your hands is special. This one definitely hits the target.
The first ever print issue of Smashing Magazine is shipping worldwide any day now. A deep dive into privacy and ethics, it includes a provocation piece Morten Rand-Hendriksen and I wrote on ethics washing.
As part of my new consultancy role as a privacy advisor with Tap My Data, I was interviewed about how I came to become one. I babbled so much the … Read more
In late November I was honoured to be asked to speak at the annual conference of the National Association of Data Protection Officers in London. My slides are available to … Read more
Heather Burns, an internet law expert who helps firms work towards compliance, said that GDPR has drawn a stark line in the sand between certain kinds of businesses. “It’s made … Read more
All weekends, holidays, and shore leave are cancelled until the summer due to GDPR. And I’m loving that. Supporting agencies and software developers to adopt the principles of privacy by … Read more