The Highest Compliance Fines In History

This article is originally posted at TeleMessage.The term “compliance” often gets a negative connotation, especially in some of the highly-regulated industry such as finance and healthcare. In the U.S. financial sector, for instance, several regulators and organizations are in place to set forth and enforce a plethora of different rules and regulations

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Cookies consent under the GDPR

In the past few months, discussions surrounding consent and cookies under the GDPR have been everywhere. We covered the basics of consent management in another article that you can find here. This time we are going more in detail and we will cover the topic of cookies in the GDPR. A cookie is a very small file that is downloaded to your device when you

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machine learning

Machine Learning and the GDPR

In October the the EU's Article 29 Data Protection Working Party released their guidelines on automated decision-making and profiling under GDPR. The guidelines were received with mixed feelings, leaving machine learning enthusiasts worried. For one thing, their provisions are much wider than those of the GDPR. As a result, many consider them harmful for

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Privacy Trends to Watch In 2018

As 2017 closes, we take a look at the privacy trends shaped this year and see what we can expect during 2018. The GDPR The crown of privacy trends is most certainly taken by the GDPR. The new EU General Data Protection Regulation will become law starting with the 25th May 2018. Slowly, but certainly, people have become more and more interested in the

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internet of things

The Internet of Things in the Era of the GDPR

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rising together with other related technologies such as AI and Big Data. At the same time, we see new regulatory frameworks being imposed, such as the GDPR and the ePrivacy Regulation. Opinions are divided. There are those who say technologies such as IoT will make compliance to the GDPR almost impossible. At the other end of

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The DPO – Role, benefits and risks

The role of the Data Protection Officer, in short DPO, is discussed in Chapter IV, Section 4 of the GDPR. If you are new to the subject, you might find it helpful to read our article What is a Data Protection Officer? as it might shed some light on the main questions regarding DPOs. Mandatory DPO So lets take another look at the three situations

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