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New rules setting out the circumstances in which telecoms companies need to report personal data breaches, as well as the kind of information they need to share in those reports, have come into force. The EU's Regulation on the notification of personal data breaches (7-page/756KB PDF) applies to all providers of publicly …

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Can someone please define "technological protection measures", does that mean, obfuscated, distributed, slightly encrypted, encrypted and salted, encrypted using NSA algorithm, only 10 admins know the private key, outsoucred to a third party "secure" data provider, helpd within the a US data center. etc etc .

It would be very easy for the Telco to state that "technological protection measures" were applied and as such they will never be in the position to have to divulge anything to the general public.

Should we presume that this same law will also be applied to all Government affiliated agencies in teh near future ?

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If the "technological protection measures" are good enough or not depends on the regulator and how much the lunch was worth. It could mean ROT13.

So much for a "pan-European approach".

Still, well done EU, another successful regulation, where success is measured in regulations per month.

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Dear Customer

We are obliged to inform you of the bleedin' obvious. All your data has been systematically John Edgar'd (Hoovered up) by several agencies. We must point out that we are not alone and every Telco has suffered the exact same intrusion. If you wish to complain, send an email with "You Utter Bomb Heads" in the subject title to anyone and the relevant agency will be made aware of your grievance immediately.

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Re: Dear Customer

you forgot:

And send the special anti-terrorist intervention force to your door tomorrow morning at 6 AM.

After all, only terrorists refuse to hand over all their private data.

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