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GDPR Has Made Google Even More Dominant In Europe

Over the last few years, the EU has been screaming about the awfulness of evil large tech companies in the name of Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple (sometimes called “GAFA”). However, EU law will mostly serve to lock in those companies as the dominant providers. That’s because they’re big enough to manage the regulatory burden, whereas startups and smaller competitors will not be able to and will suffer.

Full article: Just As Expected: GDPR Has Made Google Even More Dominant In Europe | Above the Law

Data Quality Management: the key to successfully implementing GDPR

If your data is not accurate, complete and consistent it can lead to major missteps when making business decisions. Gartner estimates the average financial impact of poor data quality on businesses at $15 million annually, which means you cannot afford to not make data quality management a priority especially now that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standards have been rolled out. With GDPR, the way in which organisations can use their data now comes with restrictions. To ensure compliance with GDPR, data quality management must be implemented in organisations to operate correctly and use data in line with regulations.

Source: Data Quality Management: the key to successfully implementing GDPR

When big companies are hacked, should they have to disclose it immediately?

That old truism from the Watergate affair also applies to the scandals plaguing some of the world’s biggest tech companies. Google+ hack that the company sat on for months and did not disclose until the Wall Street Journal came knocking.

Full article: When big companies are hacked, should they have to disclose it immediately? – Recode

Connected vehicles: first step towards an international agreement

The International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications (IWGDPT or so-called Berlin Group), has adopted a Working Paper on Connected Vehicles. Paper analyses the different types of data that can be collected, generated, transmitted, processed or retained by connected vehicles and identifies the privacy risks involved in these processes. The paper provides recommendations for manufacturers, third party service providers, standardization bodies, public authorities and rule makers as well as for drivers of connected vehicles on how to effectively avert these risks.

Download the Working Paper

Source: Connected vehicles: first step towards an international agreement

EDPB: ICO too strict on data protection impact assessments

The opinion, issued by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), differs from guidance the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued on DPIAs. Businesses planning to process biometric, genetic or location data do not automatically have to carry out a data protection impact assessment (DPIA) first to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an EU privacy watchdog has said.

The ICO is not bound to update its guidance in light of the EDPB’s opinion, but must justify its reasons for not doing so if “it does not intend to follow this opinion, in whole or in part”, the EDPB said

Source: EDPB: ICO too strict on data protection impact assessments

The user is the new security perimeter: let’s put them at the heart of our strategy

Unstructured data is the hackers’ new ‘black’ As modern working practices continue to develop and evolve, so technology and the way in which we consume it is also constantly advancing. Today, organisations are doing a good job of locking down the sensitive information contained in structured systems and data centres using a variety of pretty robust security solutions.

Full article: The user is the new security perimeter: let’s put them at the heart of our strategy

Digital IDs Are More Dangerous Than You Think

Governments seek to digitize their citizens in an effort to universalize government services, while the banking, travel, and insurance industries aim to create more seamless processes for their products and services. However, digital ID poses one of the gravest risks to human rights when combined with facial recognition technology, geo-location and other identifiers.

Source: Digital IDs Are More Dangerous Than You Think | WIRED

How a new EU copyright law could weaken privacy and free speech

Earlier this month, the European Parliament gave its approval to the latest version of the EU Copyright Directive, an update to the 2001 law of the same name. The directive was first formally proposed by the European Commission a couple years back, and now it’s entering its final stages, with parliamentary approval opening the way for “trilogue” negotiations between member states and the EU institutions.

Read article: How a new EU copyright law could weaken privacy and free speech

European Parliament voted to suspend Privacy Shield: Now what?

On July 5, the European Parliament recommended by way of a non-binding resolution from its Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE Committee) that the Commission suspend the EU/U.S. Privacy Shield Sept. 1 unless and until all defined corrective actions are taken by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The following will likely happen: On Oct. 18 (not Sept. 1, as originally announced) the Commission will present its findings to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, in Brussels. The Privacy Shield will likely not be suspended. Except for one specific requirement: Failure by the U.S. administration to appoint a permanent privacy ombudsman by Oct. 18, 2018 may result in serious consequences for the Privacy Shield.

Read more: European Parliament voted to suspend Privacy Shield: Now what?

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