GDPR privacy can be defeated using right of access requests

    Date12 Aug 2019
    CategoryPrivacy
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    Posted ByBrittany Day

    A British researcher has uncovered an ironic security hole in the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – right of access requests.

    Right of access, also called subject access, is the part of the GDPR regulation that allows individuals to ask organisations for a copy of any data held on them.

    This makes sense because, as with any user privacy system, there must be a legally enforceable mechanism which allows people to check the accuracy and quantity of personal data.

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