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Publishers, ad tech firms scramble to comply with GDPR

With only weeks until GDPR takes effect, publishers and ad tech vendors are still addressing concerns of transparency and control.

On April 25 the Interactive Advertising Bureau Europe and IAB Tech Lab officially released a framework for publishers to ask if it is OK for the publisher and their ad tech vendors to collect and use people’s data. The framework is meant to maintain the status quo of targeted online advertising while abiding GDPR’s transparency rules and preparing for ePrivacy’s consent decree.

Source: Publishers, ad tech firms scramble to comply with GDPR – Digiday

How the ePrivacy Regulation will Affect the Design of Digital Services

On May 14, 2018, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (“CIPL”) at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP published a study on how the ePrivacy Regulation will affect the design and user experiences of digital services.

The Study was prepared by Normally, a data product and service design studio, whom CIPL had asked for an independent expert opinion on user experience design.

Source: CIPL Publishes Study on How the ePrivacy Regulation will Affect the Design of Digital Services

Examining the latest draft of the ePrivacy Regulation

The Bulgarian presidency has published several discussion papers and revised texts of ePrivacy Regulation (one in March, one in April, and one in May) incorporating hundreds if not thousands of changes to the Commission’s January 2017 proposal.

The Bulgarian presidency hopes to finalize the draft of the ePrivacy Regulation before its remit ends June 30. IAPP Westin Fellow Müge Fazlioglu analyzes how the Council draft has evolved.

Source: Update: Examining the Bulgarian presidency’s latest draft of the ePrivacy Regulation

EU Member States plan to ignore EU Court data retention rulings

EU Member States are exploring all possible options to keep, and in fact expand, their current data retention regimes.

The general plan is based on a new concept of ”restricted data retention”, which is really blanket data retention with a new name, along with amendments to the draft e-Privacy Regulation to facilitate blanket data retention. Member States are considering whether these new elements should be introduced through an EU instrument or through national law in each Member State.

Source: EU Member States plan to ignore EU Court data retention rulings – EDRi

Cookie Cutting: Brands Turn To Email in Wake of E-Privacy Directive

Cookies aren’t going away. But they will be used less in the wake of the ePrivacy Directive – and email more, reports a new study.

Mailjet surveyed 400 marketers in the UK and France to determine the impact of the ePrivacy directive. Of that sample, 85% feel they know the difference between the ePrivacy Directive and GDPR.

Source: Cookie Cutting: Brands Turn To Email in Wake of E-Privacy Directive 04/20/2018

EU states urged to agree online privacy ‘cookie law’

The EU’s digital chief has urged European governments to end their resistance to a new draft “cookie law” aimed at strengthening online privacy protection in the wake of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal.

The ePrivacy regulation would update rules on online communication that date from 2009 and would give internet users extra privacy protection on top of the General Data Protection Regulation, Europe’s landmark data protection framework, which comes into force next month.

Source: EU states urged to agree online privacy ‘cookie law’

Is GDPR recharging cookie notice popups?

Will soon all websites greet users with interrupting and blocking pop-ups requiring to read a consent form and click “I agree” – prior to allowing the actual using of a website? Will we all be expected click in tons ? Let’s look at the worst scenario , and how we may be arriving there.

European regulations mandate that most sites need to inform their users if user data is processed. In most commonly understood and practical terms this means that websites need to seek consent prior to setting browser cookies. This requirement is de facto universal in European Union and allows “doing something” about consent for data processing.

Source: Is GDPR recharging cookie notice popups?

UK’s DPA releases data protection self assessment tool

The ICO’s data protection self assessment toolkit helps you assess your organisation’s compliance with data protection law and helps you find out what you need to do to make sure you are keeping people’s personal data secure.

The toolkit is made up of a number of checklists which cover data protection assurance, how to get ready for the General Data Protection Regulation, information and cyber security, direct marketing in line with the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation (PECR), records management, data sharing and subject access, and CCTV.The data protection toolkit is suitable for all businesses and will be particularly helpful to small to medium enterprises.

Source: Data protection self assessment | ICO

Factsheet on Issues Between Proposed ePrivacy Regulation and the GDPR

On March 20, 2018, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (“CIPL”) at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP issued a factsheet outlining relevant GDPR provisions for negotiations surrounding the proposed ePrivacy Regulation.

The Factsheet is designed for policymakers and other stakeholders involved in the development process of the new ePrivacy Regulation who are not deeply familiar with the GDPR. As the ePrivacy Regulation aims to complement and particularize the GDPR, an understanding of the key concepts and definitions is crucial to ensure the ePrivacy Regulation’s effective development.

Source: CIPL Issues Factsheet on Key Issues Relating to the Relationship Between the Proposed ePrivacy Regulation and the GDPR

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