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.
Over months or even years data protection officers were working and preparing for May 25, 2018, the day the GDPR was enforced. In the run-up to the European Data Protection Days, we asked experts responsible for handling of data about their experiences with the General Data Protection Rule. Were they GDPR-ready? To what extent did the GDPR change their day to day job? And what are their current/next big challenges? We compiled the answers to these and more question in “GDPR — THE FIRST YEAR”.
Watch our free webinar <<The GDPR and beyond – looking back and looking ahead>> now and discuss the GDPR’s impact on business. Continue reading
The European Data Protection Days in May 2018 took place at a historically important time with the General Data Protection Regulation GDPR being enforced from May 25th on. With this conference summary you get a detailed look at all the keynotes, talks and panels of EDPD18. You can download it exclusively here for free.
For European Commissioner Věra Jourová the biggest achievement of the GDPR is that it equips Europe well to deal with the current and future problems, because it gives control to people over their data. In this interview leading up to European Data Protection Days, Jourová adds, that GDPR and ePrivacy are the perfect opportunity to inspire a global standard in terms of privacy. Continue reading
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.