Saturday 4 July 2015

EU Data Protection Regulation - 3 versions so far

updated: 2nd August 2015

The new proposed EU Data Regulation is slowly moving its way through the machines of EU democracy. Here are links to the 3 proposals so far from various bits of the EU bureaucracy. Useful if you want to compare them.

Updated to include a link to the European Data Protection Supervisor opinion on the various proposals. There is also a link to an App of big pdf containing a side-by-side comparison plus the Supervisor's recommendation

EU Commission - 25th January 2012 

The original European Commission version is at:

The general announcement is at:

EU Parliament - 12th March 2014

The amended European Parliament version is at:

EU Presidency to Council  - 11th June 2015

This is the version submitted by the EU presidency to the European Council

EU Data Protection Supervisor  - Opinion of July 27th 2015

This is the opinion plus comparison of the various versions

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Sunday 1 February 2015

Application Security and Governance Task List

Last Update: 29th June 2015


I have put together an Application Security and Governance Task List (See Useful Links below). This is an Excel Online document which can be viewed through any regular browser or downloaded and used in Microsoft  Excel which you should be able to use through most browsers. For those in a hurry, the Task List is under the tab 2-Task List
Task List

It gives a fairly high level list of tasks that should be considered at the start of a development project. It covers both security and more governance type issues.

 It is divided into a number of categories. Under each category, there are a number of tasks.

Use it just to browse the list of tasks and maybe spot some item which you had not already considered.. You can do this through your browser. The task list itself is in tab 2 - Task List in the spreadsheet.
Excel Expand/Collapse

You can also download it as an Excel spreadsheet and modify it in Excel. Use the Open in Excel or File|Save As  options in Excel Online for this. Columns D to G could come in useful here to track what needs to be done.

Use the Excel Expand and Collapse options on the Left Hand Side to show and hide the tasks.

Note: This is currently in Beta mode.

Useful Links

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