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Facebook to hand privacy controls to users ahead of EU law

Facebook will make it easier for its more than 2 billion users to manage their own data in response to a tough new European Union law that comes into force in May, the social network’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said.

Source: Facebook to hand privacy controls to users ahead of EU law

Why the Canadian Privacy Commissioner’s Proposed Right to be Forgotten Creates More Problems Than it Solves

The right to be forgotten, which opens the door to public requests for the removal of search results that are “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant”, has been among the world’s most controversial privacy issues since it was first established in Europe in 2014.

Source: Why the Canadian Privacy Commissioner’s Proposed Right to be Forgotten Creates More Problems Than it Solves

Facebook begins privacy push ahead of tough new European law

Facebook will introduce a new privacy center this year that features all core privacy settings in one place, ahead of the introduction of a strict new EU data protection law that takes effect on May 25th. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will restrict how tech companies collect, store, and use personal data. Facebook also says that it’s publishing its privacy principles for the first time, detailing how the company handles user details.

Source: Facebook begins privacy push ahead of tough new European law – The Verge

Why should a data protection officer be global?

The General Data Protection Regulation introduces a general EU-wide obligation to appoint a formal data protection officers. This role is responsible for overseeing the data protection (or privacy) management programs within data controllers or data processors’ companies in order to satisfy regulators and assure that organizations remain in compliance with GDPR over time.

Source: Why should a data protection officer be global?

Clock Ticking, European Commission Launches GDPR Implementation Guidance Website

With only four months remaining until the EU General Data Protection Regulation takes effect on May 25, 2018, the European Commission has launched a new website offering guidance on requirements and implementation targeted at an array of stakeholders including Member State governments, businesses, data subjects, and other entities whose operations or data processing activities will bring them into the GDPR’s orbit.

Source: Clock Ticking, European Commission Launches GDPR Implementation Guidance Website

Privacy tech solution aims to bring more data visibility to the CPO

In 1961, Jaguar started producing the E-Type Series sports car. In the automobile world, the E-Type is a classic, an icon, and has been featured in the likes of Austin Powers and Mad Men. Among the many unique things about the series were its wire wheels – a beautiful mess of spokes emanating from a center hub.

Source: Privacy tech solution aims to bring more data visibility to the CPO

GDPR Article 30 Record Keeping

GDPR introduces a number of challenging obligations for enterprises, ranging from data subject rights to consent management. One of the more labor-intensive obligations is the Article 30 requirement for processors and controllers of personal data to keep records of processing activity.

Source: GDPR Article 30 Record Keeping – BigID Blogs

The GDPR and Plain Language: What You Need to Do to Comply

When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in May 2018, any organization doing business with EU citizens will be impacted. The regulation sets out a number of requirements which businesses must fulfill in order to comply, including transparency in all in customer communications.

Source: The GDPR and Plain Language: What You Need to Do to Comply

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