Data, data everywhere and not a drop to leak!
As more data breaches hit the headlines there is a significant move in the UK towards updating rules and regulations around data. However, we need to be careful that the policies don't prevent innovation. Systems need to be integrated so that data can move seamlessly between systems but in the same breathe software companies have a responsibility to ensure those systems are secure. Rest assured, this is a responsibility we take very seriously at Flabba and we keep an eye on trends and Government policies.
The UK’s new Information Commissioner is charged with shaking up data regulations to go beyond existing rights protections, but also looking to promote innovation and economic growth. It’s an interesting dilemma. Does this mean a lessening of the constraints, red-tape, and burden and how does this retain the rights of individuals to say “No”?
One of the targets is the removal of cookie-popups, most of which are pointless anyway, as we all simply accept to proceed. However, that does give the site permission to store our personal information which can be sold on – so should we be more wary?
Not really because, in most instances it doesn’t require our permission for our data to be collected and sold. So far this year, there have been at least three major “scraping” incidents where publicly available data was bulk-harvested and sold. And big tech companies are beginning to accept these occurrences as “normal”: