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The state of privacy 2017: EDPS provides mid-mandate report

On May 4 European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, published his mid-mandate report “The state of privacy 2017: EDPS provides mid-mandate report”. Buttarelli indicated that EDPS will continue to work on aims outlined in EDPS Strategy 2015-2019. He also pointed out that EU data protection framework consists of much more than just the GDPR.

Source: The state of privacy 2017: EDPS provides mid-mandate report

Integrating transparency into your day-to-day operations to be GDPR ready

New EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires controllers to provide much more information to data subject that existing EU data protection framework. Old fashioned lengthy “one-off” privacy policy will not work anymore. So this article provides opinion and recommendation on best ways to cope with GDPR requirements.

Source: Integrating transparency into your day-to-day operations to be GDPR ready

Article 29 Working Party ‘welcomes’ proposed ePrivacy Regulation

The Article 29 Working Party has issued its opinion on the proposed ePrivacy Regulation, saying “it welcomes the proposal” and “the choice for a regulation as the regulatory instrument” because it will help maintain consistency with the General Data Protection Regulation.

Source: Article 29 Working Party ‘welcomes’ proposed ePrivacy Regulation

Jourová: I will launch a massive information campaign on data protection

Data protection is only getting more important. Yet, most people simply do not care enough about protecting their personal data. Therefore Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová is going to launch information campaign to rise public awareness about privacy and data protection.

Source: Jourová: I will launch a massive information campaign on data protection – EURACTIV.com

EDPS addresses DPOs in Italy

European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, gave a speech at the ASSO DPO conference in Milan. In his speech he addressed necessity for everyone to prepare for new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Data Protection Officers (DPOs), national legislators and Data Protection Authorities, – and promised more guidance from EU Article 29 Working Party by the end of the year.

Source: EDPS addresses DPOs in Italy

Encryption May Lower Fines Under New EU Privacy Regime

New EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes with high fines – up to 20 million Euros or 4% of company’s global annual revenue – whatever is higher. Though, companies can lower the risk of massive fines by encrypting personal data. Also, companies that encrypt personal data will also be exempt from the GDPR’s new mandatory data breach notification provisions.

Source: Encryption May Lower Fines Under New EU Privacy Regime

Big Data analytics in Europe – the reports of its death are greatly exaggerated

Some say that new EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is not fit for modern age of Big Data, artificial intelligence (“AI”) and machine learning. They assume that GDPR rules will kill Big Data in Europe.

While it is correct that GDPR will “level up” requirements, it won’t kill Big Data, AI or machine learning or make it illegal. GDPR will require business to about what they’re doing with data but will not prohibit from processing it.

Source: Big Data analytics in Europe – the reports of its death are greatly exaggerated

Data protection boss vows she will use new powers to fine firms up to €20m

In the interview Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon reveals intention to use powers given by new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to issue fines of up to €20 million or 4% of a company’s annual turnover.

Source: Data protection boss vows she will use new powers to fine firms up to €20m

British Cops Will Scan Every Fan’s Face at the Champions League Final

South Wales Police is piloting facial recognition at one of Europe’s biggest sporting events despite significant criticism against the technology from fans.

Cameras will potentially be scanning the faces of an estimated 170,000 visitors. Cameras also will capture plus many more thousands of people in the Cardiff city center on UEFA Champions League match day.

Captured images will then be compared in real time to 500,000 custody images stored in the police information and records management system alerting police to any “persons of interest”.

Source: British Cops Will Scan Every Fan’s Face at the Champions League Final

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