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Six months on from GDPR

Now that six months have passed since GDPR came into effect. Still, according to recent survey, some 70% of surveyed businesses worldwide failed to address requests made from individuals seeking to obtain a copy of their personal data as required by GDPR, within the one-month time limit set out in the regulations. Digital service companies are more agile when it comes to GDPR compliance while the retail industry lags behind.

Full article: Six months on from GDPR | TechRadar

US clash over EU privacy rules stymies European funds

US concerns over EU data protection rules are hindering the ability of European hedge funds to raise money from investors in America, say people familiar with the matter.

EU-based funds that have tried to register with the US Securities and Exchange Commission in recent months have not been able to gain approval because of the regulator’s concerns that the General Data Protection Regulation would stymie its attempts to obtain data from the companies.

Source: US clash over EU privacy rules stymies European funds | Financial Times

Democrats aren’t buying Big Tech’s latest privacy proposal

Discussions involving data privacy have heated up in Congress, and new federal legislation now seems inevitable. A leading technology policy think tank, supported by Google, Amazon, and Facebook, proposed a “grand bargain” with lawmakers, arguing that any new federal data privacy bill should preempt state privacy laws and repeal the sector-specific federal ones entirely.

All 50 states have their own laws when it comes to notifying users after a data breach, and The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’s (ITIF) asks for a single breach standard in order to simplify compliance. It also calls to expand the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to fine companies that violate the data privacy law, something industry leaders have asked for in the past.

But the “bargain” would also means every sector- or issue-specific privacy law would be removed, and state and local lawmakers would be unable to draft stricter, more specific regulations in the future.

Full article: Democrats aren’t buying Big Tech’s latest privacy proposal – The Verge

Regulatory compliance will have a positive impact on European organisations

A recent survey reveals that while four in five data experts and IT professionals believe that the requirement to comply with stronger, more stringent data management regulations (like GDPR), will be a long-term benefit to their organisations, only one in five were fully confident in their business’ level of compliance with current data protection legislation.

Full article: Regulatory compliance will have a positive impact on European organisations, says poll

Finnish Data Protection Act enters into force after being “significantly delayed”

The Data Protection Act (1050/2018) entered into force, on 1 January 2019, following the Parliament of Finland’s approval on 13 November 2018.

The Act implements the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (‘GDPR’) into national law and repeals the Personal Data Act (523/1999), as well as the Law on the Data Protection Board and the Data Protection Commissioner (389/1994).

Full article: Finland: Data Protection Act enters into force after being “significantly delayed”

Government issues draft data protection legislation to deal with Brexit

The draft legislation, The data protection, privacy and electronic communications (amendments etc) (EU exit) regulations 2019, have been prepared to ensure that the UK data protection legal framework continues to function correctly after Brexit.

The instrument amends the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR), UK GDPR and the DP Act 2018.

Source: Government issues draft data protection legislation to deal with Brexit – Privacy Laws & Business

Privacy Law Showdown Between Congress and Tech Looms in 2019

This summer, California’s state legislature passed a groundbreaking bill that would give residents unprecedented control over their data. The law is set to go into effect on January 1, 2020.

So tech giants are racing the clock to supersede California’s law with a more industry-friendly federal bill. Given the bipartisan backlash to Big Tech in 2018, it seems possible that a deal on regulation could be reached, even in a divided Congress.

Full article: Privacy Law Showdown Between Congress and Tech Looms in 2019 | WIRED

GDPR’s impact was too soft in 2018, but next year will be different

One of the defining moments for tech in 2018 was on May 25, when the EU implemented its General Data Protection Regulation — the ominous GDPR. The ambitious legislation is the toughest privacy and security law in the world and was meant to guarantee users better control over their over their personal data.

But has it? For most people, both in the EU and outside, the ‘better control’ only took form in a myriad of annoying consent pop-ups on seemingly every single site they visited.

Full article: GDPR’s impact was too soft in 2018, but next year will be different

Data Protection Regulation “to show its teeth” in 2019

As we move into 2019, it’s clear that firms globally will be doing more to catch up with the legislation of the GDPR. The obligation was encapsulated by the attitude of Tim Cook addressing a conference of European privacy commissioners in Brussels earlier this year.

The Apple boss called for new digital privacy laws in the US, and advised that data privacy is a fundamental human right, before describing how the collection of large swathes of personal data is harming society.

Full article: Data Protection Regulation “to show its teeth” in 2019

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