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Report: 90% of Visitors to EU domains grant GDPR Consent

A recent report published by consent management platform Quantcast Choice has revealed that, for European Union (EU) domains an average consent rate over 90 percent is being experienced. Around 81 percent of all users said yes to everything. The remaining 8 percent said yes to some things.

Source: Quantcast Report: 90% of Visitors to EU domains grant GDPR Consent – Compliance Junction

Google escapes Irish data privacy investigation over tracking scandal

Ireland’s data protection commissioner is not currently investigating Google’s data-tracking controversy as the tech giant has not yet officially incorporated its data protection reside. While Google indicated that Ireland was to be its ‘one stop shop’ data protection jurisdiction in the wake of the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law, it has not yet finalised this registration process with the Irish DPC’s office.

Source: Google escapes Irish data privacy investigation over tracking scandal – Independent.ie

Highest reported breaches ever according to ICO annual report

UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently released its annual report for 2017 – 2018. One of the most obvious impacts of GDPR revieled by the report is the number of breaches reported to the ICO. In 2016-17 2,565 breaches were reported, and 3,311 breaches reported in 2017-18. The annual report covers the period to 31 March 2018 (i.e. before GDPR came into effect) which makes the jump striking.

Source: Highest reported breaches ever according to ICO annual report

Businesses urged to create Brexit contingency plans for data transfers

EU data protection law puts restrictions on the transfer of personal data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). Businesses need to put in place contingency plans to address the possibility that the flow of personal data between the UK and 27 other EU countries will be disrupted from the date of Brexit.

Read article: Businesses urged to create Brexit contingency plans for data transfers

CNIL goes after smaller firms on GDPR compliance

Google and Facebook may have bullseyes on their backs in Europe, but it’s two mid-sized French startups that received the first warning shots from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – and that shouldn’t be surprising.

Source: Forget The Duopoly (For Now). It’s The Little Guys Taking Heat On GDPR | AdExchanger

Is GDPR an immovable block to blockchain?

A report has claimed that GDPR could hinder innovation in blockchain within Europe. If that is right, then this could be enough to ensure that the technology stars of tomorrow, the next Amazons or Googles, won’t be European. The report did hint at the opportunity, however.

Read article: Is GDPR an immovable block to blockchain?

Jourová Puts Trump administration on notice with letter to America

Věra Jourová, The EU Commissioner for Justice, has written to the US Commerce Secretary, warning that the US has three months to comply with EU’s demands concerning the sharing of private data ascertaining to EU citizens. In the letter, Ms Jourová demanded progress from the US in appointing an ombudsman to deal with privacy related complaints from EU citizens before the US Commerce Secretary visits Brussels in October.

Source: Jourová Puts Trump administration on notice with letter to America

Supreme Court to hear Facebook appeal over data transfers referral

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an unprecedented appeal by Facebook over a High Court judge’s decision to refer to the European Court of Justice (CJEU) key issues concerning the validity of EU-US data transfer channels.

Source: Supreme Court to hear Facebook appeal over data transfers referral

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