Year 1 of GDPR: Over 200,000 cases reported, firms fined €56 meeelli… Oh, that’s mostly Google

European data protection agencies have issued fines totalling €56m for GDPR breaches since it was enforced last May, from more than 200,000 reported cases – but watchdogs have said they’re just warming up. An assessment from the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), which is made up of regulators across the region, found that, in the […]

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GDPR – Improving Data Privacy and Cyber Resilience?

Almost a year ago, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. The law requires any organization that stores or processes personal information about EU citizens within EU states to comply with GDPR, even if they do not have a business presence within the EU. Organizations that are found to be non-compliant […]

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GDPR is having an effect on websites using third-party cookies

GDPR has been in force for close to three months and a new study shows third-party cookies on news websites are on the decline. GDPR is barely three months old, but new research from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism shows that third-party content and cookie use are both on the decline since the regulation […]

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Germany: Does The GDPR Also Apply To Photographs And Films?

Since May 25, 2018 at the latest, the question has arisen as to whether the new data protection provisions must be observed for a wide variety of digital applications/processes. The new data protection provisions from the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the new German Federal Data Protection Act must always be observed when […]

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Sneaky Web Tracking Technique Under Heavy Scrutiny by GDPR

What will new General Data Protection Regulation laws mean for websites that use sneaky web trackers such as browser fingerprinting to profile visitors? Privacy experts say the practice is likely illegal under the newly-enacted GDPR regulation. But they also say don’t expect the method of tracking users to disappear anytime soon, said the Electronic Frontier Foundation in a report […]

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GDPR: Biggest pain points, now and later

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect May 25. Here’s expert advice on top pain points and what to worry less – and more – about The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulatory change so expansive that many of you are struggling to get your head around it. The privacy-minded GDPR aims […]

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What is GDPR?

You may have heard of a new law called GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation. This law was developed by the European Union and takes effect 25 May 2018. It applies to any organization that handles the personal information of any resident in the European Union (EU), regardless of where in the world that […]

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20 Important Data Privacy Questions You Should be Asking Now

Security and privacy leaders face some critical decisions in the years ahead to ensure their organization is completely safeguarding data. The risk of not securing data and protecting privacy is too great. But, many leaders are not sure where to start. Data privacy and information security can be daunting, and their teams are already overwhelmed! […]

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How GDPR Could Complicate a Key Online Service

The General Data Protection Regulation, designed to increase privacy of users online, could have a painful side effect for ICANN, which manages the internet’s domain names. The reason? A database it manages—WHOIS, one fundamental to the way the internet works—does not comply with GDPR. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), taking effect in […]

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