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GDPR: impact of the new European privacy law

Exploring the influence of user rights as defined in the GDPR

Europe’s new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will become effective on 25 May 2018. It’s a date a lot of organisations are dreading, as they need to get their IT systems in order. A less talked about subject is the impact of the law on users, who get additional rights. This article explores what it means for users and discusses the effects on your life.

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Surveillance: the uncomfortable business model of the internet

Value streams and data sources in the data industry

If you’re online, you’re being watched. Not just by the websites you visit, but also by advertisers and data brokers behind the scenes. Your behavioural patterns and interests are registered, turned into profit. Where do these companies get their data? Let's find out.

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Physical privacy measures – control your own surroundings

Privacy screen protectors and reflective glasses?

When you think of digital privacy, you think of digital solutions. You install a tracker blocker, you use different information in online forms and you look for privacy-friendly ways of communication. What you may never think of is that this protection can be physical as well. Let’s step away from the screen for a moment and see what’s out there.

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The habits of highly successful people: is there any truth to them?

Why our gut feeling about success may not be right

Success, we all want it in one way or another. Often, we look at the ranks of the famous achievers for inspiration. From what they eat for breakfast to the toilet paper they use, the habits of successful people have been overanalysed. Is there any reason we should even investigate them at all? Or should we analyse success in a different way?

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Choosing an adblocker that best fits your preferences

Reviewing adblockers for your browser

It may be a pop-up that blocks you from accessing a website. Or perhaps that video that starts playing on a volume your deaf neighbour can hear. At some point, online advertisements become too intrusive to deal with. This week I review some of the most popular adblockers to help you choose the one that fits your preferences for advertisements.

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