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.
Some ad tech vendors appear to be engaging in a form GDPR consent string fraud by knowingly tampering with the consent information found in a publisher’s consent string, in order to give them the ability to deliver personalized ads.
The GDPR has influenced the future of corporate compliance at a global level. As we see the CCPA, the USCDPA, and bills in other jurisdictions like India and Brazil being passed, it is evident that all companies soon will be required to comply with some consumer data privacy measure.
While the practical interpretation and implementation of the GDPR has been heavily discussed, it is sometimes overlooked that the GDPR itself offers solutions to handle the legal uncertainty: Codes of Conduct and Certifications.