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Facebook enlists conservative help to resist privacy rules

An email seeking U.S. groups’ assistance against EU-style regulations came as Mark Zuckerberg was preparing to testify to Congress.

Facebook asked conservative groups for help last week in heading off The company’s outreach comes as the European Union is preparing to enforce strict new privacy rules that take effect in late May. Among other things, the EU’s rules allow regulators to impose fines as high as 4 percent of a company’s global revenues for serious violations.

Source: Facebook enlists conservative help to resist privacy rules – POLITICO

Essential structures for GDPR compliance

The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation will go into force May 25, after six years of preparation. The main challenge for corporations will be assessing their current information collection and storage systems against the new regulations and ensuring compliance before the deadline.

Nine data protection experts from Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, U.K., U.S., Luxembourg, Sweden and France discuss how they are helping their clients reach GDPR compliance and emphasize some of the structures businesses should put in place to avoid a crippling fine.

Source: Countdown to GDPR: Part 1 — Essential structures for GDPR compliance

Facebook to change terms of service for members outside Europe ahead of GDPR

The company says that despite the timing of the move, all users will have the same data privacy protections.

Facebook will change the way it administers its terms of service (TOS) for 1.5 million users in Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America, the company confirmed today. Though users in those territories previously agreed to TOS dictated by the company’s corporate entity in the EU nation of Ireland, now they must legally agree to be bound by the US-based corporation’s terms.

Source: Facebook to change terms of service for members outside Europe ahead of GDPR – MarTech Today

Facebook starts to roll out GDPR notifications and consent requests

The company may have an uphill battle ahead to get users to share personal data.

Facebook previously announced that it would apply General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy protections and rules globally to all its users. This was a major decision — partly practical, partly principled and partly public relations. Yesterday, the company began to explain how it will start implementation of the new guidelines.

Source: Facebook starts to roll out GDPR notifications and consent requests – MarTech Today

Facebook to start asking permission for facial recognition in GDPR push

Facebook has started to seek explicit consent from users for targeted advertising, storage of sensitive information, and – for the first time in the EU – application of facial recognition technology as the European general data protection regulation (GDPR) is due to come into force in just over a month.

The company is only required to seek the new permissions in the European Union, but it plans to roll them out to all Facebook users, no matter where they live. The move follows Mark Zuckerberg’s stated goal to apply the spirit of GDPR worldwide.

Source: Facebook to start asking permission for facial recognition in GDPR push | Technology | The Guardian

GDPR Privacy Policy Fail: Only 34% of EU Sites Compliant

Just a third of websites in the EU and even fewer in the UK have their privacy policy in order ahead of major new legislation set to land next month.

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents the biggest change to the EU’s privacy laws in almost a generation.

Source: GDPR Privacy Policy Fail: Only 34% of EU Sites Compliant – Infosecurity Magazine

GDPR Pushes Up Demand For Data Privacy Officers

New numbers out Wednesday on the cost for companies to implement the European Union’s General Data Protection Requirements (GDPR) compliance vary widely, depending on the industry and the number of employees.

While 80% of companies with between 1 and 9 employees expect compliance to cost their business under $50,000, 92% of those working at an enterprise of more than 1,000 employees expect GDPR compliance to cost their business more than $50,000.

Source: GDPR Pushes Up Demand For Data Privacy Officers 04/12/2018

These 4 Mobile Ad-Tech Companies Are Banding Together on Standards for GDPR

With the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR) looming, a handful of advertising and marketing tech companies are working together in an attempt to tackle the stringent regulations.

AppsFlyer, mParticle, Braze, and Amplitude have banded together to form the industry version of the Justice League. Calling itself OpenGDPR, the consortium aims to streamline the process for marketers in making sure their data practices are up to speed.

Source: These 4 Mobile Ad-Tech Companies Are Banding Together on Standards for GDPR – Adweek

GDPR Myths and Monsters

Everybody has heard of fake news. Any politician worthy of their claim to modernity has dispensed the term as a battle cry against challenging forces. Bias, misunderstanding, spin, bending the truth are just some of the linguistic aliases which sit on a sliding scale of innocent mistake to concocted falseness.

No more obvious has this been evident than the rabble which surrounds the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). These top five misinterpreted GDPR requirements reveal that the GDPR is not as scary as you may have first thought.

Source: GDPR Myths and Monsters

ICANN will not get a moratorium on GDPR compliance

Data Protection Authorities that ICANN rightly insisted on seeking guidance from, told ICANN exactly what the Noncommercial Stakeholders Group (NCSG) and the Internet Governance Project had been telling them all along.

They need to define in detail a specific purpose of WHOIS in order to determine if specific uses of the data are legitimate; their data retention period must be justified by that specific purpose; they need to be careful with the international data transfer; and their certification process for tiered access must also comply with data protection norms.

Source: ICANN will not get a moratorium on GDPR compliance – Internet Governance Project

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