The General Data Protection Regulation will be enforced on 25th of May 2018. The path to GDPR was a long one, with the ground work dating back to 2012. We summarized the most important steps on the path to GDPR in a timeline graphic. Continue reading
For reasons of cost and convenience, internationally operating companies in particular tend to adopt guidelines for their locations uniformly throughout the world. Especially with regard to data protection however, there are local differences that are difficult to implement in all regions. An example of this is the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is mostly supplemented by regional laws. A reasonable strategy should therefore define the principles of the company and at the same time respond to local differences at the respective locations. Continue reading
For our latest data security survey we asked German data protection officers how they feel about the new GDPR that will be legally valid in May 2018. Are their companies ready for the new regulations? Which business divisions will be affected the most? What do the budgets look like?
Brexit could have a bigger impact on European companies than recently expected because the existing legal foundation for secure data traffic will expire after Brexit and respective agreements to fill this hole still have to take shape. Such an interpretation could at least be made due to a statement by the European Commission from 9th January, 2018, according to which the United Kingdom will become a third-country and there is no underlying adequacy agreement which would guarantee data protection in this case.
EU parliament has voted for a strong mandate of ePrivacy Regulation. Thereby trilogue between EU-Parliament, Comission and Council regarding the final text can begin. Read in this article how many members voted for and against the ePrivacy Regulationand that is included in ePrivacy Regulation. Continue reading
With less than one year to go before the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams and AvePoint have launched the 2nd Annual GDPR Organisational Readiness Survey. Last year, over 220 predominantly multinational organisations participated in the study which focused on key areas of impact and change under the GDPR such as consent, legitimate interest, data portability, profiling, DPIAs, DPOs, data transfers and privacy management programmes. This year’s study revisits these important areas of impact and further considers additional topics. Continue reading
With the General Data Protection Rule coming into effect within one year, GDPR obviously was the focus of keynotes, discussions and sessions at European Data Protection Days 2017 in Berlin. You can now download the detailed conference report from EDPD17 for free and become GDPR-ready! Continue reading
European Data Protection Days – The Berlin Conference
The European Data Protection Days are a highlight and priority in many calendars. Often referred to as “The Berlin Conference”, EDPD welcomes data protection officers, experts, politicians and thought leaders for two days. See the video for more information and highlights from the 2017 conference.
The ePrivacy Regulation is supposed to modernize the existing ePrivacy Directive and to bring it in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). #EDPD17 chairman Prof. Dr Ulrich Wuermeling (Latham & Watkins) points out that the consequences may be drastic and explains how the new ePrivacy Regulation may affect your business in this article. Continue reading