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Behavioral advertising industry slams ePrivacy plans

In scenes reminiscent of the last days of GDPR drafting, lobbyists from the advertising industry queued up to give European plans for the ePrivacy regulation a kicking.

The Future Media Lounge event sponsored by EDAA (the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance) focused on “the potential implications of the proposed ePrivacy regulation on a free, independent, pluralistic and vibrant press across Europe.”

Source: Behavioral advertising industry slams ePrivacy plans

UK businesses should honour pre-Brexit data protection rights of foreign citizens

UK businesses should continue to honour the data protection rights of customers and staff based in the EU and elsewhere overseas post-Brexit, the European Commission has said.

Source: UK businesses should honour pre-Brexit data protection rights of foreign citizens post-Brexit, says EU

EU states’ data retention laws still violating privacy rights, report warns

Two legal judgements at the highest level in Europe in recent years have reaffirmed that all Member States’ data retention regimes must comply with core principles of legality, necessity, and proportionality in order to avoid breaching citizens’ fundamental rights. However a new report surveying the current status of legislation pertaining to the retention of communications data across the region has found that many of the EU’s 28 members are not adhering to what privacy rights advocacy organization Privacy International describes as the “basic standard”.

Source: EU states’ data retention laws still violating privacy rights, report warns | TechCrunch

Chief privacy officers may not be eligible to serve as data protection officers

People who currently serve as chief privacy officers for businesses operating in the EU may not necessarily be able to perform the role of data protection officer for those companies under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Source: Chief privacy officers may not be eligible to serve as data protection officers under the GDPR, says expert

Update on the EU ePrivacy Regulation Proposal Discussions

On January 10, 2017, the European Commission published a Proposal for a Regulation (Proposal) relating to privacy rules for the electronic communications sector. The Proposal will impose new, more rigorous privacy regulatory obligations on nearly all companies doing business in the EU over the Internet.

Source: Status Update on the EU e-Privacy Regulation Proposal Discussions

Companies lagging on GDPR’s controller accommodation requirement

n less than a year’s time, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will succeed the EU’s Data Protection Directive. But many organizations striving to align with the new framework’s requirements are not properly weighing the gravity of its nuanced “controller accommodation” provision, or are avoiding it out of distress.

Source: Late out of the gate: Companies lagging on GDPR’s controller accommodation requirement

New duty to notify data breaches will provide general benefits to data privacy and security

Data security and privacy will be bolstered by the introduction of new data breach reporting requirements, the UK’s information commissioner has said.

Source: New duty to notify data breaches will provide general benefits to data privacy and security, says UK watchdog

Essential cyber security tips for businesses

Data is the new oil, and hackers are constantly looking for new, and better, ways to steal or manipulate this vital business asset for their own purposes. Despite the advances the cyber security industry is making in developing data protection tools, the sophistication of hackers is increasing at a similar pace.

So here’s ten cyber security tips your business needs, from an ethical hacker.

Source: Essential cyber security tips for UK businesses | Gallery | Computerworld UK

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