Recently, China’s new Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) went into effect. The question now is what does this mean for the future of data protection policy, and perhaps more importantly, the lack of a comprehensive U.S. policy?
Brazilian General Data Protection Law, known as LGPD, will be introduced in early August 2020. How will the law impact the organizations and how does it compare with GDPR?
Citing a potential violation of the GDPR, privacy activist Max Schrems and his digital rights nonprofit organization noyb have filed GDPR complaints against eight major streaming companies, including YouTube, Netflix, Spotify, Apple and Amazon.
The WhatsApp GDPR violations pertain to Article 12 and 13(1)(c) requirements that platform users be clearly informed of the legal basis under which their personal information is being collected.
The Irish DPC has taken some heat for perceived softness in issuing GDPR fines to Big Tech. A $267 million fine issued to WhatsApp is the first substantial amount that the Irish regulator has assessed, but it comes amidst accusations and criticism.
This article is based on a presentation made during the Data Privacy Asia 2016 conference held on 9-11 November 2016 by well-known and widely respected information security, privacy and compliance expert Rebecca Herold. Rebecca addresses how IT leaders are increasingly challenged by the myriad of physical, legal, political and logical considerations for data residency.
The question of data privacy has become one that is shaping the business world of the 21st century. With many technologies advancing in leaps and bounds – as well as the increasing importance of ‘The Internet of Things’ the appointment of a professional Data Protection Officer to ensure legal and mandatory compliance has become a business imperative. We look at how failure to appoint such professionals who can operate at all levels of an organisation can be a costly mistake – not only in terms of revenue – but also in terms of customer trust.
Identity theft is a frighteningly real concern during the holiday season as consumers shop more and cyber criminals get busy. Companies that proactively offer identity protection to cushion the full impact of a data breach on customers that are victimized will reap benefits of trust and loyalty from their customers.
Financial market regulators from outside the EU are now seeking GDPR exemptions for the purpose of "public interest", for example cracking down on securities fraud, including the SEC in the U.S. as well as regulators in Japan and Hong Kong.