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DataKind UK: using data science for good

We invest a lot of time and effort into supporting other socially minded organisations. As part of our efforts, we regularly invite those organisations to use our Park area for meetups, talks and workshops. Last week we hosted DataKind UK and Global Witness who spoke to a large audience of friends and supporters about their work uncovering problems in the UK’s Companies Register. In this guest post, Suzy East from DataKind UK tells us a bit more about the project they presented.   Using data science for good What do you get if you cross four do-gooding data scientists, a

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Getting to grips with GDPR: The right to have data restricted

The sixth article in our series on GDPR rights is about the right to have data restricted. Catch up on previous articles on your right to be informed, the access right, correction right,  deletion right, and the right to object.   Part 6: The right to have data restricted This right is not strictly new, as current law provides for a court to be able to order an organisation to restrict their processing of certain data, but GDPR makes it a right you can exercise directly with an organisation. This right is essentially like putting your personal data in limbo

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Getting to grips with GDPR: The right to object

The fifth blogpost in our series on GDPR rights is about the objection right. Catch up on previous articles on your right to be informed, your access right,  your correction right, and your  deletion right.   Part 5: The right to object There is already a right to object in current UK data protection law (the right to prevent processing), but it is set out a little differently to the GDPR right. In both current law and GDPR there are two aspects to this right: The right to object to direct marketing. The right to object to other processing of

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Getting to grips with GDPR: The right to request deletion

The fourth article in our series on GDPR rights is about the deletion right. Catch up on previous articles that cover your right to be informed, the access right, and the correction right.   Part 4: The right to request deletion There has been a lot of hype and misleading information about this right and it is often called ‘the right to be forgotten’. The reality is that there is no such right, and it has always been the case that your right is to request deletion, not demand it. This is a complicated right in that it only applies in

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Yoti’s CEO Robin Tombs on the BBC Breakfast sofa talking biometrics

We knew something had to be done to fix the world’s broken identity system, and that the solution must put the consumer firmly in control of something as precious as their identity. It made no sense to us that while the rest of our lives were going digital, the way we proved who we are was stubbornly clinging to paper and card. We decided to use the advancements in biometrics and smartphones to develop a modern digital identity solution that gives people a simpler, faster and secure way to prove who they are. Yoti has been built using the latest

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Yoti and CitizenCard launch new digital ID card

Everyone needs a way to prove their identity. Whether it’s to collect a parcel from the post office, buy an age restricted item, open a bank account or apply for a job. For many young people, they’re too young to have a driving licence and their parents don’t want them to carry around a £49 passport simply to prove their age to see a film, buy a game or purchase a child’s train ticket. With almost 20% of people losing an ID document at least once a year, young people need a safer and more affordable way to prove their

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