The €50 million fine against Google is a sign that GDPR grade transparency is here to stay. Legalistic privacy policies will always be with us of course, but the privacy world is currently primed to embrace a new “layered notice” paradigm for delivering privacy information to users on their terms.
Taking place in Brussels on 20 March, the 9th European Data Protection & Privacy Conference will provide a much-needed platform to reflect on recent developments and the current state-of-play of data protection and privacy policies worldwide.
The Google GDR fine has demonstrated that most historical data, analytics & AI, and decentralized processing is illegal under the GDPR. Companies must focus on more than consent to legally process analytics and AI when those processes cannot be described with the required specificity and voluntariness at the time…
Google received €50 million in GDPR fines from French regulator CNIL for failing to adequately inform users about their data collection practices, and not giving users enough control over how their information is used. What are the lessons learnt?
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 GDPR has been in effect for a few months now, and it’s safe to say most businesses are familiar with it by now. It’s also likely a safe bet that at least a few view it as an inconvenience. Truth is, it’s anything but. From a business perspective, privacy regulations are one of the best things that could possibly…
So what does a GDPR data protection officer need to know to step into this role and be effective? The job will need some significant experience in both IT and risk management at minimum and also other ancillary skills that are important to success in the role.
Data privacy came into public consciousness in 2018. Yet, even with new regulations to protect personal privacy, it’s clear that there is still a long way to go in 2019 before personal data is truly protected.
Consumer groups in 7 countries are asking European privacy regulators to take action against Google for GDPR violations, specifically, its “deceptive practices” related to location tracking.