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Pat Walshe. Data protection, privacy, human rights. Tweets = PERSONAL capacity. IANAL & @privacymatters
Sep 29, 2018 36 tweets 16 min read
1/ I note the issues around the conservative party conference app .. BUT OMG! I took a peek at the Conservative Campaigner app - "the official mobile app for supporters of The Conservative Party” and OH BOY … 2/ the app was developed by Social Political Media, the same entity behind the anti-abortion apps LoveBoth & MY8 used in the Irish referendum on abortion, .. but Social Political Media also developed the …. Vote Leave app, the Trump-Pence 2016 app, the French Renaissance app
Aug 31, 2018 34 tweets 11 min read
An NHS app intended to get people from ‘couch to 5k’.

“Analytics and Advertising tracking SDKs. As these features are critical to Our ability to provide users with free, high quality mobile applications it is not possible to opt out from tracking features.” < WTH! No. No. No. I don’t have time to go through this at the mo .. but I will, given that family has asked me “is it ok from a privacy perspective? .. it is the NHS after all.” <visions of #HanCocksApp
May 31, 2018 8 tweets 4 min read
Ohh look @DPCIreland look at the term ‘consent’ in the URL. Now let’s consider consent under the GDPR, I know. In know. It’s not really consent Ooh. Choice. Not really. Take it or leave it says Facebook
Apr 17, 2018 16 tweets 3 min read
April 13. Bulgarian Presidency updated working dc on the #ePrivacy Regulation.…

"recital 21 now provides an example where making access to a website conditional on the acceptance of cookies is not considered justified" But much to review and .. hmmmm

"Access to specific website content may still be made conditional on the well-informed acceptance of the storage of a cookie or similar device identifier, if it is used for a legitimate purpose ,,"
Mar 6, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
So @AskLloydsBank is using legitimate interests under the GDPR to seek consent to contact customers 🤔 It’s one of the most confusing updates I’ve seen. What precisely is LloydsBank relying on for ‘consent’ and what for ‘legitimate interests’ for marketing/direct marketing/product development for example? #GDPR
Feb 1, 2018 43 tweets 21 min read
Oooh 👀 whoah! OMG. You’d think the Digital Minister and one responsible for data protection package would get privacy right.
Sep 8, 2017 11 tweets 2 min read
🤔 Sorry, the breach of 143m people’s data #equifax does not make today a good day to be a DPO. It’s a day when potentially 143m people will will be concerned and anxious. They’ll be starting a journey that may last years or their lifetime in seeking to address the impact