Category: News & Updates

How the GDPR could change in 2020

GDPR regulators have been busy. They issued hundreds of fines to companies, including Google and Facebook, more than €114 million in the first 20 months of GDPR. Later this…

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Italy fines Eni Gas e Luce €11.5 million for multiple GDPR violations

On Jan. 17, 2020, the Italian Supervisory Authority (ISA) announced it had imposed two separate fines of €8.5 million and €3 million on Eni Gas e Luce (EGL), an…

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What is the LGPD? Brazil’s version of the GDPR

Brazil passed the General Data Protection Law in 2018, and it will come into effect February 2020. This article examines the GDPR vs. the LGPD, how it differs, and…

Do consumers know their GDPR data privacy rights?

In addition to data protection, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation requires businesses to ensure consumers can exercise their data privacy rights. But first, individuals must know these rights.

Millions of small businesses aren’t GDPR compliant, our survey finds

We asked 716 small business leaders in Europe about their GDPR compliance. Their answers suggest widespread ignorance about data security tools and loose adherence to the law’s key privacy…

What the first Italian GDPR fine reveals about data security liabilities for processors

Rousseau, the online voter consultation platform that the Italian political party 5 Star Movement uses, was fined €50,000 for leaving its users’ data vulnerable to attackers. The Italian Data…

Data anonymization and GDPR compliance: the case of Taxa 4×35

Studying the case of Taxa 4×35, a Danish taxi company, sheds light on how data protection agencies are enforcing GDPR requirements for data anonymization.

Data sharing and GDPR compliance: Bounty UK shows what not to do

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office issued a massive judgment against a company for illegal data sharing. Here’s how to avoid the same fate.

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GDPR fines after one year: Key takeaways for businesses

The data protection agencies have issued enough GDPR fines to draw some conclusions about what actions companies can take to mitigate their punishment.

What are the data protection officer roles and responsibilities?

As we approach the anniversary of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we are finally starting to get a picture of data protection officers’ responsibilities and what the job looks like in practice.

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Five takeaways for small businesses in Ireland’s GDPR report

Ireland is investigating big tech companies like Facebook and Apple for GDPR violations. A new Ireland GDPR report offers lessons for small businesses too.

What does GDPR stand for? (And other simple questions answered)

The EU GDPR has already had a profound effect on the way tech companies handle user data. But many still have basic questions about the bill. This article answers them.

59,000 breaches reported in first eight months of new GPDR requirements

The law firm DLA Piper surveyed European data protection agencies to tally up data breaches and GDPR fines issued since the GDPR requirements went into effect in May 2018….

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What is considered personal data under the EU GDPR?

The EU’s GDPR only applies to personal data, which is any piece of information that relates to an identifiable person. It’s crucial for any business with EU consumers to…

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What are the GDPR consent requirements?

One easy way to avoid large GDPR fines is to always get permission from your users before using their personal data. This article explains the GDPR consent requirements to help you comply.

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The GDPR meets its first challenge: Facebook

Facebook’s repeated data breaches are precisely what the General Data Protection Regulation tried to address with its explicit guidelines about reporting breaches. Facebook’s haphazard response has it facing a…

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What might the ‘US GDPR’ look like? American business community weighs in

In the wake of repeated data leaks, the Business Roundtable proposed a framework for US national privacy legislation. The recommendations represent the position of over 200 corporations and come…

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Six months of the GDPR: What do we know?

October marked six months under the new GDPR regulations. The findings from this initial period suggest that consumers are increasingly holding companies accountable for proper data security and that…

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Does the GDPR apply to companies outside of the EU?

Under certain conditions, the GDPR applies to companies that are not in Europe. In this article, we’ll explain when and how the GDPR applies outside the EU. The European…

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What does the GDPR mean for business and consumer technology users

Billions of people have had their personal information breached and abused after entrusting it to companies online. The GDPR is the most ambitious regulatory effort to make sure this…

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