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Under GDPR, publishers are adopting consent management platforms

More publishers are feeling under pressure to adopt a consent-management platform to be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation. In the U.K., 31 percent of publishers had a CMP, an increase of 12 percent from July to August. Among U.S. publishers, 27 percent had a CMP in August, up 13 percent from the month before.

Source: Under GDPR, publishers are adopting CMPs for fear of losing out on ad revenue – Digiday

Businesses urged to create Brexit contingency plans for data transfers

EU data protection law puts restrictions on the transfer of personal data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). Businesses need to put in place contingency plans to address the possibility that the flow of personal data between the UK and 27 other EU countries will be disrupted from the date of Brexit.

Read article: Businesses urged to create Brexit contingency plans for data transfers

More than 1,000 U.S. news sites are still unavailable in Europe since GDPR

Websites had two years to get ready for the GDPR. But rather than comply, about a third of the 100 largest U.S. newspapers have instead chosen to block European visitors to their sites. And even more than two months after the GDPR took effect, hundreds of U.S. news websites still are unavailable in Europe, frustrating many American tourists, business travelers, and ex-pats as well as Europeans interested in news from the States.

Source: More than 1,000 U.S. news sites are still unavailable in Europe, two months after GDPR took effect » Nieman Journalism Lab

New Data Rules Stoke the Need for More Privacy Lawyers

With new regulations being adopted around the world, companies are looking to legal experts to keep them from paying hefty compliance fines. Need for privacy professionals has surged particularly as companies implement technology such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, because many of them touch on data privacy issues.

Source: Comply or Else: New Data Rules Stoke the Need for More Privacy Lawyers

CNIL goes after smaller firms on GDPR compliance

Google and Facebook may have bullseyes on their backs in Europe, but it’s two mid-sized French startups that received the first warning shots from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – and that shouldn’t be surprising.

Source: Forget The Duopoly (For Now). It’s The Little Guys Taking Heat On GDPR | AdExchanger

Dutch DPA launches ‘ex officio’ GDPR-compliance investigation

Dutch Data Protection Authority started an “ex officio” investigation into compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation in the private sector. It will verify compliance with Article 30 (the data registry) in 30 randomly selected large companies (more than 250 employees) in 10 different sectors: industry, water supply, construction, retail, hospitality, travel, communications, finance, business services, and health care across the Netherlands.

Source: Dutch DPA launches ‘ex officio’ GDPR-compliance investigation

Cost of compliance 2018

Thomson Reuters has carried out its annual survey on the cost of compliance and the challenges financial services firms expect to face in the year ahead. The survey generated responses from more than 800 senior compliance practitioners worldwide, representing global financial institutions, banks, insurers, broker-dealers and asset managers. As with all previous years, the report builds on annual surveys of similar respondents and, where relevant, highlights year-on-year and regional trends.

Read article: COST OF COMPLIANCE 2018: Challenges compliance officers expect in 2018, closing thoughts | Reuters

To keep or not to keep: data retention challenges and solutions

When asking someone a question that has no clear answer, you’ll often receive the response: “how long is a piece of string?” It’s a response that privacy professionals may be tempted to give when asked the question “how long can we retain data for?” – those not steeped in the detail of privacy regulation may feel that this question should have a simple, straightforward answer, expressed in a matter of months or years; the reality is far more complicated than that.

Source: To keep or not to keep: data retention challenges and solutions

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