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How to verify identity of data subjects for DSARs under the GDPR

It’s an important question because, obviously personal data need to be protected, and you need to insure confidentiality, integrity and availability more then ever. Any data subject-access requests made by unauthorized persons will result in a breach.

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Social site terms tougher than Dickens

Children may be signing up to apps with terms and conditions only university students can understand. The BBC carried out a readability test on 15 sites to work out the education level required to understand these policies and found that all 15 sites had policies that were written at a university reading level, and were more complicated than Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities”.

By having a hard to read policies while providing services to children, companies could be breaching European data rules, which require them to clearly spell out how they use personal data.

Source: Social site terms tougher than Dickens – BBC News

AI spots legal problems with tech T&Cs in GDPR research project

An experimental European research project applied machine learning technology to big tech’s privacy policies — to see whether AI can automatically identify violations of data protection law. Project results shows tah the AI was able to automatically flag a range of problems with the privacy policies, like use of unclear language, insufficient information, processing of personal data not in compliance with GDPR requirements,

Source: AI spots legal problems with tech T&Cs in GDPR research project | TechCrunch

Privacy policies of tech giants ‘still not GDPR-compliant’

Consumer group says policies of Facebook, Amazon and Google are vague and unclear Privacy policies from companies including Facebook, Google and Amazon don’t fully meet the requirements of GDPR, according to the pan-European consumer group BEUC.

Source: Privacy policies of tech giants ‘still not GDPR-compliant’

Google delay on ads standard for EU privacy law creates compliance mess

Google’s delayed entry into a consortium of advertising technology companies has spoiled the members’ push to comply with a new European privacy law, leaving some firms exposed to fines. Hundreds of ad tech firms launched software together a month before GDPR kicked in on May 25 to verify consent before displaying ads. Google announced on May 22 that it would not join the industry program until August.

Source: Google delay on ads standard for EU privacy law creates compliance mess

Cookie Consent Is the New Panic

Judging by the number of calls and the intensity of the discussions about how to comply with the cookie consent requirement in a post-GDPR world, this issue has become a top worry for organisations and data protection officers. Partly due to the visibility of the mechanisms used to collect this consent, and partly due to the potential implications of operating a website without cookies, the dilemma around what solution to deploy has become a serious business decision.

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Websites and online advertisers test limits of European privacy law

Businesses engaged in online advertising are taking divergent approaches to a new European data protection law, with some shutting services to ensure compliance while others test the limits of what regulators will allow. Limited enforcement of consent requirements is enabling companies to push the line.

Source: Websites and online advertisers test limits of European privacy law | Reuters

How will the changing environment shape cookie collection?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation will transform the way businesses collate, store, process and analyze consumer data, including a long-favored tracking staple: the cookie. So, in a post-GDPR world of increased consumer rights and stricter privacy laws, how can companies responsibly harness data insights to deliver the personalized experiences customers deserve, while adhering to updated data governance laws?

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GDPR Enforcement: Is it really about the fines?

In the lead up to the General Data Protection Regulation, so much of the focus was on fines and regulatory audits, and while that may have been a spark that lit a fire for many privacy organizations, it is becoming increasingly clear that data subjects themselves will have an enforcement role as well, rather than the regulators acting alone.

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