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EU privacy seal providers eagerly await official GDPR guidance

There should ideally be a pan-European accreditation for “privacy seal” providers when the General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect, one such provider, EuroPriSe, has argued. Articles 42 and 43 of the GDPR introduce official recognition for “certification bodies” that issue seals and marks to companies, so that they can demonstrate their adherence to EU privacy standards.

Source: EU privacy seal providers eagerly await official GDPR guidance

Belgian DPA publishes recommendation on GDPR record keeping obligation

End of last week, the Belgian Data Protection Authority published a recommendation on the records of processing activities. The full text of the Recommendation is available in French and Dutch on the website of the Privacy Commission.

Source: Belgian DPA publishes recommendation on GDPR record keeping obligation

Auto industry must prepare for 2018 data protection changes

The automotive industry must start planning and preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on 25th May 2018. The GDPR will affect all retailers and manufacturers who collect, store and process customer data – e.g. for promoting deals, sending MOT or service reminders or selling new products.

Source: Auto industry must prepare for 2018 data protection changes – Car Care Plan

The case of the unsolicited email

Privacy and data protection issues do not present themselves in any particular order, so when starting out as a data protection officer, one has to be able to address the most pressing privacy issues “on the fly” while simultaneously moving methodically through a GDPR-readiness program.

Source: The case of the unsolicited email

Oversight of use of open source code crucial as GDPR approaches

Organisations should take steps to improve their oversight of the use of open source code in software deployed within their business before new EU data protection laws begin to apply, an industry expert has said.

Source: Oversight of use of open source code crucial as GDPR approaches, says industry expert

WP29 releases extensive employee-privacy guidance

In further production from the group’s June plenary session , the EU’s Article 29 Working Party, the collection of data protection authorities, released today extensive guidance relating to the privacy of employees, including a series of nine practical scenarios.

Source: WP29 releases extensive employee-privacy guidance

The great unsolved data protection challenges of our time (at least for now)

Far from the heady statements made at the time that the draft GDPR was first proposed, that we would soon usher in a new era of data protection uniformity, certainty and reduced red tape (a kind of data protection utopia, if you will), it is increasingly apparent as we canter towards May 2018 that several significant areas of data protection uncertainty remain and that these present head-on challenges to business – challenges for which there is little, if any, legislative or regulatory clarity at present.

Source: The great unsolved data protection challenges of our time (at least for now)

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