Microsoft breaches the Dutch data protection law by processing personal data of people that use the Windows 10 operating system on their computers. This is the conclusion of the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) after its investigation of Windows 10 Home and Pro.
In order to be legally compliant with data protection law, an employer must have a “lawful basis” or justifiable reason to process an employee’s personal data.
The General Data Protection Regulation provides individuals with a variety of rights to enforce against organizations that are processing their personal data. These rights allow individuals to have control over, and place limits on, the collection, use and disclosure of their data.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 which comes into force in May 2018, will introduce major changes to the law on the processing of personal data in the European Union. Over the coming months, several European Union and United States law firms we work very closely with will join us in providing you with more information on the GDPR.
Two digital advertising companies, Adbrain and Exponential Interactive, were cited in recent decisions by the Better Business Bureau’s Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability Program (OIBAAP) for not complying with the online advertising industry’s requirements for interest-based advertising (IBA), the practice of tracking users across time and services to build interest profiles on them in order to serve more relevant ads.
So let’s be clear. Consent is one way to comply with the GDPR, but it’s not the only way.
Evidon rolled out a platform to help companies comply with the consent requirements of GDPR, which go into effect next May 25, and with the proposed ePrivacy regulations (also known as the Cookie Law), which would require sites and apps to obtain consent and disclose which technologies they use.
The “Guide on the Application of the European Personal Data Protection Regulation” published by the Italian DPA states, in the “Recommendations” at the foot of the consensus form, that: “The consent obtained before May 25, 2018 remains valid if it has all of the above characteristics.