GDPR cookie scanner

I came across the GDPR Expert service via this HackerNews thread. It is a service that helps website owners with the GDPR compliance. Behind the scenes, there is this open source tool, which scans for cookies and provides the details about the vendor and purpose of each identified cookie. The database includes more than 10,000 known cookies.

Very handy.

UK’s ICO Guide to GDPR

Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

They have published their own Guide to GDPR, which I find somewhat better than this one from the European Union.

forget-db – a simple GDPR inspired tool to anonymise confidential database data


forget-db:

A simple(ish) command line tool written in PHP 7.1 using Laravel Zero and Faker to help you anonymise/pseudonymise data within your database to support protecting either sensitive information, or peoples right to be forgotten with GDPR compliance.

The tool allows you to connect to either mysql, postgres, sqlite or sqlserver and replace defined information with random data to allow you to keep statistics/relationships/audit of actions etc.

It uses a simple yaml configuration file to define the conditions for overwriting, which fields you want to overwrite, and what to overwrite them with.

The Nightmare Letter: A Subject Access Request under GDPR


The Nightmare Letter: A Subject Access Request under GDPR” article features an example worst-case scenario (or so) of a Subject Access Request (SAR) under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

On one hand, the example letter is quite extreme.  On the other – it’s quite realistic, especially given the (almost) template.

So, who’s ready for this?  And who’s laughing now?

Found via the comments to this Slashdot thread, which is also worth a read.