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We underestimate the threat of facial recognition technology at our peril

Data could be used to draw conclusions about who you are, what you believe, what you have done – and what you might do in the future. The lack of safeguards combined with the centralisation of a massive amount of information raises the potential for abuse and ever-expanding mission creep.

Read article: We underestimate the threat of facial recognition technology at our peril | Cynthia Wong | Opinion | The Guardian

Why companies shouldn’t wait for regulation to step up their privacy practices

It shouldn’t take legislation to motivate companies to re-examine what they do with personal data. All Internet companies must take a stand for privacy. They can do so by stepping up their privacy practices and following a “privacy code of conduct.”

Source: Why companies shouldn’t wait for regulation to step up their privacy practices | TheHill

To keep or not to keep: data retention challenges and solutions

The GDPR does not specify exact data retention timescales, and the reason for this – when you stop to think about it – is obvious: the periods for which you can justifiably keep data are necessarily context-specific. But in practice it’s not so simple.

Read full article: To keep or not to keep: data retention challenges and solutions – Privacy, Security and Information Law Fieldfisher

GDPR court decisions still only a trickle: there might be a deluge yet

Court decisions relating to privacy since GDPR came into force have not exactly been pouring out. But some key decisions have been made. Right now, it feels like regulators are waging a phoney war – it won’t last. We have seen more than nothing, but is there anything to startle the world?

Read article: GDPR court decisions still only a trickle: there might be a deluge yet

5 Lessons Learned on Data Breach Management

The GDPR mandates controllers and processors to have technical and organizational measures in place to ensure an appropriate level of security for personal data. They should have the ability to detect, address and report data breaches in a timely manner. Many internal procedures were drafted in anticipation of the entry into force of the GDPR. Now, two months after GDPR Day, here are five lessons learned from data breach management, as, yes, numerous personal data breaches have occurred since then, of which authorities were notified, in pretty significant numbers and in a variety of sectors.

Read article: 5 Lessons Learned on Data Breach Management after 2 Months of GDPR: Friday Is Calling – Publications – Mayer Brown

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?

The GDPR and Blockchain | Inside Privacy

Blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionise many industries; it has been said that “blockchain will do to the financial system what the internet did to media”. However, in order for the technology to unfold its full potential there needs to be careful consideration as to how the technology can comply with new European privacy legislation, namely the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”)

Read article: The GDPR and Blockchain | Inside Privacy

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