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Washing the Defectives

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I’m away places foreign at the moment, delivering a keynote on data protection and data governance stuff in an EU country where everyone was shocked and horrified to hear what a cack handed job of Data Protection compliance Irish Water was making. I was hoping to leave Irish Water alone. But they’ve apparently gone and …

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Irish Water channelling Alec Guinness

  Irish Water is working hard on Twitter and in other forums to convince itself, if not us, that all is well with regard to their Data Protection policies and procedures. In response to questions raised about the retention of data, specifically PPSN data once allowance entitlements are validated and personal data of non-customers, Irish …

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For Feck’s Sake Irish Water, I’ve got a day job…

Stopped to take a breather for lunch. Saw this from TJ McIntyre (a man who knows his onions when it comes to Data Protection and Privacy). @ElaineEdwards @IrishWater So why does the site privacy policy say that info can be used for phone, email, sms and in person sales? — TJ McIntyre (@tjmcintyre) September 30, …

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A blatant advert for IGQIE2014

igqie2014-flyerigqie2014-flyer I normally try to keep business and personal blogging separate for a variety of reasons *koff* domestic exemption to DPA *koff* but as this site is getting a lot of hits recently about Irish Water stuff, and as the conference my company is running is DIRECTLY RELEVANT to the subject, I thought I’d post …

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Accurate and Up-to-date – Irish Water and changing data

So, via Twitter I’ve learned that Irish Water don’t have a process defined yet for people moving house. Well, they have one defined but its “not signed off on yet”. This is a pretty basic process that exists in all utilities, satellite TV companies, and fixed line phone companies. Its the one you rely on …

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Irish Water – A Data Architecture thought noodle [Updated]

[preamble: This is a thought noodle. It’s not a solution. It just sets out possible options for an alternative approach. I fully expect issues and wrinkles to be pointed out. ] There has been a lot of discussion about the legality of Irish Water’s use of PPS Numbers. It is correct to say that Irish …

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Irish Water Data Protection Notice – An Alternative Version

So, I appear to have caused some consternation with my post over the weekend. To help clarify things, I’ve put together an alternative reality version of the Irish Water Data Protection Notice based on information that has been included in recent media coverage and which is fragmented across a number of documents produced by Irish …

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Arise DeskZilla

I use a standing desk when working in my office (and if I could find a light weight portable option I’d use one on client sites as well). Many of the greatest leaders have used standing desks. There are proven medical benefits to getting off your backside when working. It’s worth bearing in mind that …

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Serendipity

So, within hours of me blogging about data protection consent issues in the Facebook mood manipulation study, the Register has the EXCLUSIVE that Facebook is being investigated by the irish DPC with specific questions around the consent relied upon. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/01/uk_and_irish_data_watchdogs_wade_in_on_facebook_messin_with_your_head_scandal/ I’m not saying anyone in an office above a Centra in Portarlington reads this blog …

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