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European regulators: We’re not ready for new privacy law

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been billed as the biggest shake-up of data privacy laws since the birth of the web.

There’s one problem: many of the regulators who will police it say they aren’t ready yet.

Source: European regulators: We’re not ready for new privacy law | Reuters

Russia’s Watchdog May Block Facebook If Network Fails to Comply With Laws

The Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor might raise the issue of blocking Facebook if the social network fails to relocate the Russian citizens’ database to the country’s territory and comply with Russian laws before the end of 2018, the head of Roskomnadzor said in an interview with the newpaper Izvestia.

Source: Russia’s Watchdog May Block Facebook If Network Fails to Comply With Laws – Sputnik International

Unroll.me to close to EU users saying it can’t comply with GDPR

Unroll.me, a company that has, for years, used the premise of ‘free’ but not very useful ’email management’ services to gain access to people’s email inboxes in order to data-mine the contents for competitive intelligence — and controversially flog the gleaned commercial insights to the likes of Uber — is to stop serving users in Europe ahead of a new data protection enforcement regime incoming under GDPR, which applies from May 25.

Source: Unroll.me to close to EU users saying it can’t comply with GDPR | TechCrunch

Why Am I Getting All These Terms of Service Update Emails?

Anyone looking at their inbox in the last few months might think that the Internet companies have collectively returned from a term-of-service writers’ retreat.

Company after company seem to have simultaneously decided that your privacy is tremendously important to them, and collectively beg you take a look at their updated terms of service and privacy policies.

Source: Why Am I Getting All These Terms of Service Update Emails?

Are Google and Facebook Undermining Europe’s Privacy Rules?

There are growing concerns from regulators, publishers, and privacy watchdogs about the ways that two internet giants—Google and Facebook—plan to implement the regulations.

The critics say the companies are squelching the promise of the new rules, and will leave European internet users no better off.

Source: Are Google and Facebook Undermining Europe’s Privacy Rules? | WIRED

The True Global Effect of the GDPR

“European data protection rules will become a trademark people recognise and trust worldwide”. That is how, in January 2012, Viviane Reding – then Vice-President of the European Commission and EU Justice Commissioner – ended her announcement of the widest reform of privacy and data protection law ever attempted.

Six years later, this ambitious aim is becoming a reality. Organisations from around the world and well beyond Europe are grappling with the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its impact on their data activities.

Source: The True Global Effect of the GDPR

Post-GDPR, Clients Will Own Data And Agencies Must Get Creative

The upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides impetus for brands to take a stronger hand in the stewardship of the data that will be left to them.

As a result, the power dynamic between agencies and brands will further evolve: The growing importance of first-party data and diminished availability of third-party data mean agencies may have lessened ability to serve as data brokers. By some estimates, GDPR will remove access to up to 75% of third-party data, and what is left will be more expensive.

Source: Post-GDPR, Clients Will Own Data And Agencies Must Get Creative | AdExchanger

Businesses warned over GDPR privacy policies

Some updated privacy policies many businesses have recently sent to customers may not be compliant with new EU data protection laws, a watchdog has warned.

Many companies have issued new privacy terms to consumers ahead of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect on 25 May. However, European data protection supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli said some of the policies he has seen present a “take-it-or-leave-it proposition” that may not comply with the new laws.

Source: Businesses warned over GDPR privacy policies

Avoiding 3 GDPR Pitfalls

A recent industry report found that an overwhelming number of organizations in the U.S. and EU are unprepared for the EU General Data Protection Regulation, which becomes enforceable May 25, 2018.

And, industry firm Gartner predicts that more than 50 percent of companies affected by the regulation will not be in full compliance by the end of 2018.

Source: Avoiding 3 GDPR Pitfalls

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