Companies acquire, use, or share in the ordinary course of business vast amounts of data, including personal information covered by European data protection laws. Data protection issues must be considered in an acquisition from the outset, and can have a significant impact on the value and terms of the deal, including whether or not to acquire certain data as part of the transaction, and how to value that data.
Almost two years after the GDPR came into force, many data protection officers are still facing the challenge. To date, the transformation process has not yet been completed in many companies. Continue reading
„The EDPB fulfils an ‚advisory role‘, providing guidelines, binding decisions and consistency opinions“ as Dr. Andrea Jelinek, Chairwoman, European Data Protection Board, described the EDPD in her keynote. The free conference summary offers you a detailed look at all the keynotes, talks and panels of the EDPD 2019. You can download it exclusively here for free.
Video-live-stream at EDPD-Conference
21 May 2019, 3.10 pm CET
You will not be able to attend the EDPD Conference 2019? But you would still like to watch an inspiring session? We give you the opportunity to stream the session „Don’t Acquire Your Next Breach: Managing the Vendor Risk Lifecycle” by Dominic Schmidt-Rieche, OneTrust.
How to Tackle the GDPR, California CPA and Today’s Growing List of Privacy Regulations
30 April 2019, 4 p, CET
The GDPR changed the way people and businesses think about privacy. With its extraterritorial scope and high noncompliance fines, it forced companies to implement ongoing, operational and privacy-focused initiatives by design into their businesses, changing the way companies interact with customers, employees and vendors.
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.
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