I spoke with Digital Privacy News about the German antitrust case which ruled that Facebook must allow users to opt-out of data sharing across its platforms.
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 a slightly different angle. One of my tweets about the issue was retweeted by Neil Gaiman, who now owes me a new phone battery.
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 interview had to be split into two parts. Part one starts in the grunge era, while part two ends in the future.
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 view here. I was the only non-lawyer on the schedule, and also the only one with no employer or backing institution. For once, I did not mind being the edge case. The audience was full-time salaried data protection professionals, mostly based in central London, and […]