Category Archives: IAPP

GDPR insurance: A three-part problem
GDPR insurance: A three-part problem

Last October, a British Court of Appeal suggested that organizations should buy data breach insurance. But how easy is it to do that? There are a few problems, among them whether insurers can accurately price the risk.

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Will the GDPR incite sectoral codes of conduct?
Will the GDPR incite sectoral codes of conduct?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation has given a new impetus to codes of conduct. But what are the big benefits of codes over certification? How will they work, and who is most in need of them?

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Is data protection adequacy on the cards after Brexit?
Is data protection adequacy on the cards after Brexit?

Even the UK’s own ICO isn’t so sure. On Oct. 23, Margot James, the U.K.’s digital minister, finally admitted to a House of Commons select committee that she could not categorically guarantee an EU adequacy agreement.

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Vestager on the intersection of data and competition
Vestager on the intersection of data and competition

“We have to look dangerous.” So said European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager when she sat down to talk the future of data and competition with The Privacy Advisor’s Jennifer Baker at Globsec 2018.

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What does the newly signed Convention 108+ mean for UK adequacy?
What does the newly signed Convention 108+ mean for UK adequacy?

The more properly entitled the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, signed by 20 states on Oct.10, has been given an overhaul to bring it into line with the General Data Protection Regulation.

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The new EU “disinformation” code of conduct: will it satisfy MEPs?
The new EU “disinformation” code of conduct: will it satisfy MEPs?

Facebook, Google, Twitter and other online ad giants in Europe have signed up to a new, voluntary code of conduct to tackle disinformation online. The move comes as MEPs grow increasingly uneasy about potential disruption to next year’s European Parliament elections.

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Calls for action ahead of European elections following Facebook revelations
Calls for action ahead of European elections following Facebook revelations

Following the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, and just 8 months ahead of the  elections, MEPs are worried about malicious interference via Facebook.

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What’s the definition of a GDPR complaint? Spoiler alert: no one knows
What’s the definition of a GDPR complaint? Spoiler alert: no one knows

In June, GDPR complaints reported by DPAs varied widely, from 756 in Poland and 1,124 in the U.K., to just two in Sweden, and only three in Belgium. So what is at the heart of such a discrepancy? The best answer seems …

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Suspend Privacy Shield unless US fully complies demands EuroParl
Suspend Privacy Shield unless US fully complies demands EuroParl

While the U.S. was busy celebrating Independence Day July 4 with barbecues and fireworks, the European Parliament was debating the future of the Privacy Shield deal. The conclusion? Today, Parliament voted for its suspension. The non-binding resolution was passed 303 to …

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