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UK Information Officer Dispels ‘GDPR’ Myths

UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has moved to dispel the two most common myths that, she says, are being associated with the coming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation that will be enforceable in the UK […]

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WordPress Adds GDPR Compliance

WordPress has recently begun testing of its new platform. The purpose of the new version is to make Word Press tools compliant with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) tools. There is a heavy […]

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Draft Irish GDPR Law Published

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan jointly presented the draft Data Protection Bill 2018 with Minister of State for data protection Paul Breen. The bill is intended to repeal Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 when it […]

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GDPR Guidelines on Binding Corporate Rules

The Article 29 working party has produced two documents which detail General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements, in relation to Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs). One document deals with controller BCRs and the other deals with […]

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EU Commission publishes GDPR Guidance

As the date of implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), draws ever nearer, the European Commission has published guidance about the regulation, for use by Data Protection Authorities (DPAs), governments, national authorities, businesses […]

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Survey Finds Companies not Ready for GDPR

Disturbing news coming from the US is that a recent survey conducted by HyTrust, security solutions specialists, showed that almost 80% of respondents were not prepared for the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation […]

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Romania Publishes Draft GDPR Law

The Ministry of Internal Affairs in Romania published a draft bill on 5 September 2017 amending the country’s current data protection legal framework ahead of the introduction of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation […]

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Luxembourg Publishes Draft GDPR Legislation

The Government of Luxembourg published the draft bill that creates the National Commission for Data Protection (CNPD) and implementation of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Bill intends to prepare the legal grounds for the […]

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Retailers Agree on GDPR Approach

The National Retail Federation and EuroCommerce has agreed to collaborate on a unified retail industry approach to the implementation of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The retailers will be the major beneficiaries of the collaborative […]

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GDPR to Increase Banking Data Breach Fines

Financial organizations such as banks are not new to the threats of data security negligence. The increasing rate and severity of cyber-attacks have made banks consider resiliency against external attacks their top operational risk priority. […]

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French GDPR Guidelines Issued

The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018 means big changes in the responsibilities of data processors. Currently, data controllers have direct responsibility for the processing of data, but when […]

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GDPR will accelerate security spending

According to recent research published by Gartner, anxiety about the new GDPR will accelerate security spending. Global spending on information security will hit $86.4 billion this year, a 7% hike over the prior year. And it […]

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GDPR is driving the privacy technology market

According to a new industry report, the new GDPR regulation is driving the emerging privacy technology market.  The new report published by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) examines a large number of established, scaling […]

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Tech sector struggles with GDPR

A recent study published in the Financial Times highlights how the tech sector struggles with GDPR. The FT interviewed 20 of the global tech giants, and some of the findings are revealing about what is […]

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Post Brexit Implications May Complicate GDPR Compliance and Free Movement of Data Between UK and EU Members

The politics surrounding Brexit negotiations may present significant challenges to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance for UK companies as well as the cross-border data flow. In case the United Kingdom ceases to belong […]

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Artificial Intelligence Watchdog Necessary to Increase GDPR Transparency for Automated Decisions

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation offers safeguards for people against the risks that a damaging automated decision is undertaken without the intervention of a human. Computerized decisions relate to decisions made following automatic […]

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New Survey Examines US GDPR Preparedness

PWC has published the results of a new survey that highlight some fascinating developments in the race for US GDPR preparedness. The vast majority of the respondents to the recent “GDPR preparedness pulse survey” considered […]