Wherever your sympathies might lie in relation to the people identified in the published data set, the fact remains that such details are personal information, with certain protections in law.
Like many online attacks, the data protection response is international. In this case, we’re liaising with our counterparts in Canada, where the company is based.
But with cases like this, there is still a domestic aspect to consider.
Anyone in the UK who might download, collect or otherwise process the leaked data needs to be aware they could be taking on data protection responsibilities defined in the UK’s Data Protection Act.
Similarly, seeking to identify an individual from a leaked dataset will be an intrusion into their private life and could also lead to a breach of the DPA.
It’s worth noting too that any individual or organisation seeking to rely on the journalism exemption should be reminded that this is not a blanket exemption to the DPA and be encouraged to read our detailed guide on how the DPA applies to journalism.
No, Spotify doesn’t want to root around your phone’s address book, or your photos.
That’s the message the music service is sending out today — after clumsily suggesting otherwise earlier this week.
“We should have done a better job in communicating what these policies mean and how any information you choose to share will — and will not — be used,” the company says in a post attributed to CEO Daniel Ek. “We understand people’s concerns about their personal information and are 100 percent committed to protecting our users’ privacy and ensuring that you have control over the information you share.”
To stream to the TV, users just need to follow these simple steps: open the Xfinity Share app, select "Stream Live," select "Stream to other contacts," enter the home phone number or comcast.net email address for the person you want to see the video, and click "Stream." A notification will pop up on that person's TV, and all that person needs to do to watch the live streaming is click the "Info" button on the X1 TV remote.