Castlebridge helps people do great things with data.
We are an Irish consulting and training company specialising in data governance and strategy, data protection, information ethics and information quality.
Every month the team get together for a podcast round up of things that are happening, or just bothering us, in the world of business data management. Sometimes we'll have some guests on to share insights, experiences, or war stories.
We aim to publish monthly. Sometimes we miss that.
In this episode of the Talk Data To Me podcast, Daragh (@cbridge_chief) is joined by Katherine O'Keefe (@okeefekat), Peter Davey, and Katie and Joshua from the team to talk about the following topics:
The European Data Protection Board's Guidance on Consent
The EDBP published updated guidance on consent this month. Katie and Joshua took a look at it to tease out the potential implications. The TL;DR is that it reaffirms things people should already know and the design of consent mechanisms is going to be a key area for consideration by data controllers.
DPC Cookies Sweep
The DPC released the findings of their Cookie Sweep at the end of April. The team took a look this past month at the current "state of the nation" as part of some ongoing research (both Katie and Joshua are PhD students in the Adapt Centre in Trinity College working with Castlebridge). The consensus: a lot done, more to do, and organisations may be paying for the design choices of industry vendors. The consent guidance is also relevant here!
Remote Working Sea Change
Covid-19 response has seen the unthinkable happen in many organisations, with staff having to work remotely. Organisations are starting to work out how to manage staff in this new normal. That has some data governance and data protection implications, as well as presenting a huge organisational change management challenge. Peter and Daragh lead the discussion on this topic, and there is an interesting balance to strike between monitoring, management, and mentoring. Organisations need to decide what data they need to track performance and how they will measure it without crossing the line into the private space or treating staff like robotic units of production.
Castlebridge's guidance on Data Protection and Change Management issues in remote monitoring of staffcan be found on the Castlebridge website.
On a special edition of the Castlebridge PodCast (Episode title: "Damn it Jim, I'm an Engineer, not a Doctor"), Daragh O Brien (not a doctor) and Katherine O'Keefe (not that kind of doctor) are joined by Phil Booth of MedConfidential, Pat Walshe (@PrivacyMatters on Twitter) and Ronan Lupton (Barrister, and @RonanLupton on Twitter) to talk about the ethical, practical, and legal issues that arise with some of the proposed uses for technology and data in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
There's a lot to unpack as we tease through some of the challenges, opportunities, and risks that need to be navigated in using the significantly enhanced capabilities of the modern information age in the current crisis.
It's all about trust, trustworthiness, and taking t-shirt wearing techbros with a pinch of salt.
And Dr Michael J Ryan makes a guest appearance at the end.
In this episode, Daragh O Brien, Katherine O'Keefe and Elaine Comyn discuss the "delay" of the launch of Facebook dating, the mythological threat of baby snatchers at the new National Children's Hospital and therefore, the importance of Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs).
To know more about:
- Our public training: castlebridge.ie/events/
- Facebook dating app request to the DPC: castlebridge.ie/2020/02/13/stupid-cupid/
In this episode, Daragh O Brien and Peter Davey podcast without adult supervision.
Here they discuss Brexit, the core mission of the Data Protection Commission and the importance of data to any business strategy.” To know more about: Our Brexit services https://castlebridge.ie/brexit/ Book mentioned (Ethical Data and Information Management) https://castlebridge.ie/our-thinking/ Our work around Regulatory Strategy : https://castlebridge.ie/strand1-dpc-regulatory-strategy-submission/
Episode 2 of the Castlebridge Podcast (Code Name: "Where is my Feasibility Report?!") deals with some of the latest news stories in data in Ireland, looking at them through the Information Strategy, Governance, and Quality lens.
For reference, we've posted some links to the stories we are discussing and Castlebridge appearances in Irish media discussing over on the Castlebridge website the issues. You can find the background information here: https://castlebridge.ie/podast-episode-2 To get the latest announcements and news from Castlebridge, join our maling list: https://castlebridge.ie/join-our-mailing-list
Episode 1 of the Castlebridge "I Eat Candles" podcast. In this episode, Elaine Comyn, Daragh O Brien, Katherine O'Keefe, and Peter Davey discuss the pros and cons of the "Certified DPO" certification maze.
"I eat Candles"... because sometimes the jargon makes us all feel out of our depth - The Castlebridge team cut through the waffle and technobabble to help you make business sense of today's Information Management world