Denmark DPA Rules on How GDPR Applies to Voice Recordings

The Denmark Data Protection Authority (DPA) ruled on April 11, 2019, that affirmative consent is required when companies record customer telephone calls. Because voice recordings constitute personal data under the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), international companies that communicate via telephone with EU customers will need to take steps to ensure GDPR […]

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EU GDPR fallout in five years’ time: Ten bold predictions

Though obviously no-one can predict the future, it is great fun thinking of what will have happened to privacy regulation in five years’ time. The EU GDPR has been an agenda-setting legal instrument but its effects are still only in their infancy. Privacy compliance becomes an absolute must We’ve heard it a lot: consumers value […]

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A new Senate bill would ban a ‘deceptive’ practice used by Facebook to get user data, such as phone and email contacts

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., on Tuesday rolled out the first in a series of bills aimed at regulating Facebook and other social media companies, even as the path to an all-encompassing federal online privacy law remains murky. The bill, which Warner introduced with co-sponsor Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., bans online platforms with over 100 million […]

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GDPR at a critical stage, says information commissioner

The ICO is calling on data protection officials to help kick off the next phase of the GDPR by embedding sound data governance at its annual conference, where another DPO was recognised for excellence. Implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is at a “critical stage” just 11 months in, according to UK […]

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Bangladesh steps into the data protection regime

The jurisprudence of data protection stems from the right to privacy. Data protection and privacy are recognised as fundamental rights. An individual’s “private life” includes the protection of his or her personal data. Personal data, in principle, is information that identifies an individual, or is related to the individual. Data, in the age of the […]

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Polish DPA issues the first fine for a violation of the GDPR – and it’s harsh

On 25 March 2019, the Polish data protection authority (DPA) (referred to in Polish as “PUODO”) announced the imposition of the first GDPR-related fine in Poland. A data controller was fined approximately PLN 1 million (approx. EUR 230,415 ) for a failure to comply with the information obligation set forth in Article 14 of the […]

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Social media: should you share pictures of your children online?

Gwyneth Paltrow – who has 5.3m Instagram followers – reportedly ran into a spot of trouble with her daughter, Apple Martin, recently when the 14-year-old called out her mother for posting a picture of her on social media. Whoever you sympathise with, the incident has sparked a broader discussion about how much parents should share […]

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New tools in the battle against online data misuse

Advances in digital technology are challenging our concept of privacy. In today’s world, huge volumes of data are being collected, shared and stored in unprecedented ways and at tremendous speeds. Everything we do with our connected devices generates data that can be used or misused without our knowledge. Controlling when and how our personal data […]

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Unauthorized redirects are putting publishers at GDPR risk

The leaky nature of the real-time bidding advertising ecosystem continues to cause problems in a post-General Data Protection Regulation era. Publishers that rely heavily on programmatic advertising bought via the open exchange as a revenue stream have always been vulnerable to sketchy ad tech vendors that drop tags on pages without the publisher’s knowledge. But […]

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