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UK ICO Stresses Importance of Preparing for the GDPR and Addresses the ICO’s Role Post-Brexit

With just under one year to go before the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) becomes law across the European Union, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has continued its efforts to help businesses prepare for the new law.

Source: UK ICO Stresses Importance of Preparing for the GDPR and Addresses the ICO’s Role Post-Brexit

Italian DPA’s adopts useful decision on legitimate interests

1 June 2017 The Italian data protection authority (‘Garante’) announced, on 25 May 2017, in its monthly newsletter, that it had ruled against the application of Belron Italia s.p.a. for a decision under Article 24(1)(g) of the Personal Data Protection Code, Legislative Decree No. 196/2003 (‘the Privacy Code’), on the balancing of the controllers’ interests with the rights of data subjects, in relation to the creation of a database that would record the personal data of customers who request a quote for the replacement of their car windows.

Source: Italy: Garante’s decision “provides useful elements to companies looking to rely on” legitimate interests

GDPR Matchup: The APEC Privacy Framework and Cross-Border Privacy Rules

This article looks at how Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (“APEC”) Cross-Border Privacy Rules system (“CBPR”) matches up against General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

The CBPR program is analogous to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield in that they both provide a means for self-assessment, compliance review, recognition/acceptance and dispute resolution/enforcement.

Source: GDPR Matchup: The APEC Privacy Framework and Cross-Border Privacy Rules

You’re thinking about adopting a strategy of paper compliance? Think again

As the deadline to comply with the requirements of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation fast approaches, there are a growing number of companies pushing ahead with a strategy of “paper compliance” to meet the voluminous requirements of the new regulation.

Source: You’re thinking about adopting a strategy of paper compliance? Think again

As landscape changes, law firm offers ‘CPO on Demand’

If the amount of information privacy pros are consuming via IAPP.org on the General Data Protection Regulation is any indication, companies are scrambling to get ready for May 2018. Part of that preparation will be, for many companies, establishing a data protection officer.

Source: As landscape changes, law firm offers ‘CPO on Demand’

What does it mean to ask for an “explainable” algorithm?

One of the standard critiques of using algorithms for decision-making about people, and especially for consequential decisions about access to housing, credit, education, and so on, is that the algorithms don’t provide an “explanation” for their results or the results aren’t “interpretable.” This is a serious issue, but discussions of it are often frustrating.

Source: What does it mean to ask for an “explainable” algorithm?

You can’t data map forever – Top 10 steps to operationalise the GDPR

With thanks to co-author Hannah Blake (Trainee Solicitor) OK, hands up if data mapping has left you feeling productive but secretly it’s been you way of postponing the inevitable. Come on admit it! Well, even if we don’t shame you, with the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) less than a year away being ‘GDPR ready’ is a key focus for many organisations.

Source: You can’t data map forever – Top 10 steps to operationalise the GDPR

Bavarian DPA Tests GDPR Implementation of 150 Companies

On May 24, 2017, the Bavarian Data Protection Authority (“DPA”) published a questionnaire to help companies assess their level of implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The DPA announced that it has sent the questionnaire to 150 randomly selected Bavarian companies.

Source: Bavarian DPA Tests GDPR Implementation of 150 Companies

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