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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

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)

The WhatsApp wake-up call for companies doing business in the EU

A recent Dutch court case has reinforced the obligation under existing EU data protection law for companies not established in the EU to appoint a representative in each member state in which they operate or else face potential penalties.

Source: The WhatsApp wake-up call for companies doing business in the EU

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