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GDPR: Five questions marketers must answer before May

As every marketer should be well aware, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation will be in force from 25 May – just over three months from now.

Marketers have had plenty of warnings about the penalties for breaching GDPR, and plenty of optimistic reassurances about the opportunity for improving customer relationships. But what are the most important things they actually have to do to ensure their use of personally identifiable information is within the law?

Source: GDPR: Five questions marketers must answer before May

A Strong Privacy Policy Can Save Your Company Millions

Cyberattacks are on the rise, with over 1,000 data breaches occurring at U.S. organizations in 2016 alone, most often through hacking or external theft. And it isn’t only violated firms that are hurt by these incidents. Studying hundreds of data breaches, our research has found that they create significant ripples that affect other companies in the industry.

Source: Research: A Strong Privacy Policy Can Save Your Company Millions

Facebook, Google and Twitter to make their terms of services GDPR compliant

European Commission together with EU consumer authorities published the changes Facebook, Twitter and Google+ made to their terms of services, to align them with the EU consumer protection rules and to ensure the rapid removal of illegal commercial content upon notification.

These changes will benefit more than a quarter billion of EU consumers who use social media. They come as the result of a joint action by national enforcers of the Consumer Protection Cooperation (CPC) Network led by the French authorities and facilitated by the Commission, which started at the end of 2016.

Source: JUST Newsroom – Facebook, Google and Twitter accept to change their terms of services to make them customer-friendly and compliant with EU rules – European Commission

A Strong Privacy Policy Can Save Your Company Millions

Cyberattacks are on the rise, with over 1,000 data breaches occurring at U.S. organizations in 2016 alone, most often through hacking or external theft. And it isn’t only violated firms that are hurt by these incidents. Studying hundreds of data breaches, our research has found that they create significant ripples that affect other companies in the industry.

Source: Research: A Strong Privacy Policy Can Save Your Company Millions

Privacy policies can conflict with personalized learning, but they don’t have to

There does not have to be tension between implementing personalized learning for students and safeguarding those same students’ privacy through data protection policies, says a new report from the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE).

The report, “Advancing Personalized Learning through Effective Use and Protection of Student Data,” argues that state policymakers — legislators as well as school boards — can develop laws, regulations and policies that allow effective use of data by schools, teachers, parents and students. But a number of states have instead enacted policies that hamper the use of data that would improve personalized learning programs.

Source: Privacy policies can conflict with personalized learning, but they don’t have to, NASBE finds

The GDPR and Plain Language: What You Need to Do to Comply

When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in May 2018, any organization doing business with EU citizens will be impacted. The regulation sets out a number of requirements which businesses must fulfill in order to comply, including transparency in all in customer communications.

Source: The GDPR and Plain Language: What You Need to Do to Comply

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