1. October 2017

    1. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) resources

      Useful sites for GDPR resources

      The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming! Keep calm and don't panic, there are plenty of resources to help. In my current work I help various organisation prepare for the commencement of GDPR on we have found many useful documents, posts and courses helpful.

      This post is a collection to resources that either they or I have found useful. I will try and keep this updated as new resources become available.

      • Data Protection
      • GDPR
      • General Data Protection Regulation
      • PII
      • Personal Data
      • Personally Identifiable Information
  2. September 2017

    1. AWS Elasticsearch and SQS Return 403 Forbidden Error

      Fixing 403 Forbidden errors when writing to AWS Elasticsearch and SQS

      Back in 2011 we were developing an application on low-powered edge devices that sent messages using AWS SQS. During development this all worked fine but as with most things when it got to the real world testing we started to get problems.

      When sending...

      • 403 Forbidden
      • AWS
      • Elasticsearch
      • RequestTimeTooSkewed
      • SQS
      • Simple Queue Service
      • fluentd