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Cyber Security International Security Expo 2018 evening reception, Terrace Pavilion, House of Commons, Westminster, London, UK. Photo Credit: International Security Expo 2018

Everything has relevance but not everyone sees it A Cyber Week in London PART I

By Jane Lo ASM Correspondent

“Data drives all we do”, the British data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica at the center of controversy in the United States and United Kingdom announced on its website

B

ut just weeks ahead of the new European

the opening Chapter of GDPR states that the rules

Data Protection law set to come into effect

relate to “the protection of natural persons with

on 25th May 2018, its parent SCL Elections

regard to the processing of personal data and rules

How did EU and UK Data Privacy and Protection

relating to the free movement of personal data.”

laws come about?

What is Personal Data?

“When we speak about social media, apps and the

Ltd. and Cambridge Analytica filed applications to

extent such information is communicated to others.

commence insolvency proceedings, following wide spread media reports that it harvested personal data about Facebook users as far back as in 2014.

digital economy, it’s easy to forget the world that the

“The siege of media coverage has driven

“Personal data means any information relating to

UK’s current Data Protection Act was forged in. No

away virtually all of the Company's customers and

an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data

Google. No Facebook. Clunky desktop computers

suppliers," the firm said in the statement. "As a

subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who

with less processing power than we all have now in

result, it has been determined that it is no longer

can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular

our pockets and purses.”

viable to continue operating the business, which left

by reference to an identifier such as a name, an

Cambridge Analytica with no realistic alternative to

identification number, location data, an online

placing the Company into administration."

identifier or to one or more factors specific to the

at the National Association of Data Protection

physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic,

and Freedom of Information Officers (NADPO)

Heavily embroiled in the scandal and determined to win back trust, Facebook said in full-page ads in European newspapers, "New EU

cultural or social identity of that natural person.” - GDPR Article 4, Para 1 – Definitions.

– UK ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) Elizabeth Denham's keynote speech

Annual Conference on 21 November 2016, ‘127 days in the job and preparing for GDPR’

legislation means more data protection for you." The new EU legislation is the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR in short. What is GDPR, why does Data Protection

Common personal data such as Race, Age, Gender

With the appearance of mainframe computers

come immediately to mind.

which facilitated data banks in the 1960s, the

Under this definition, data that are increasingly

collection and processing of personal data became

matter, and what are the implications for Singapore?

part of our daily digital lives such as biometrics,

widespread. Concerns were raised: who had the

To answer these questions, we spent a week in

personal location, digital images, personal device

right to access the information; how was it kept

London, speaking with Security professionals with

ID’s, posts on social media sites, user login

accurately and being disseminated; could it be used

extensive experience in the European private and

credentials are also considered personal data. Data

to discriminate?

public sectors, and Cyber specialists from the OSP

that had been anonymized or pseudonymized are

Cyber Academy.

considered personal data if the techniques allow

these concerns, prompting need for consistent

identification of the individuals to whom it relates.

standards to allow individuals to exercise control

Day 1 - 30th April – An introduction to GDPR Comprising of 99 articles codifying data protection,

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Different jurisdictional treatment exacerbated

Data protection of personal data refers to the

over their personal information, while allowing

ability of a person to control, edit, manage and delete

information flow to support international trade.

these information, and to decide how and to what

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