DPP Journal

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect 2 months ago and making sure staff are appropriately trained is essential. Elizabeth Denham has talked about creating a culture of data protection which “pervades the whole organisation.” This is expected under GDPR.

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Under the GDPR, there are certain circumstances where an organisation must employ the services of a data protection officer (DPO), but that does not necessarily mean taking on a full-time employee, outsourcing the role is possible. But is it worth it?

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A motion supported by MEPs to possibly suspend the US Privacy Shield indicates the gulf between the US and Europe concerning privacy. Some US states are moving towards privacy regulation, but even in these regions, it feels like GDPR light.

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A Norwegian programmer has revealed details of a potential breach affecting travel bookings made via a subsidiary of Thomas Cook.

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An artificial intelligence based tool which analysed privacy policies from 14 top online companies, including Google, Facebook and Amazon found that “none of the analysed policies fully met the requirements of the GDPR.”

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“We need to check that ‘America First’ does not mean ‘America Only,’” said the EU Justice Commissioner, Vera Jourova, last year, when she was in the US. Now MEPs have voted decisively in favour of a resolution which puts the US on notice over its approach to privacy.

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The UK’s privacy watchdog is planning to fine Facebook half a million pounds. Some might say it’s been a let-off for the company that could have been forced to fork out over a billion dollars in fines under GDPR.

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