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With GDPR On The Horizon, Data Challenges And Opportunities Loom

The challenges associated with the upcoming European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are well documented. The opportunities, not so much.

The fact is, GDPR is an ideal opportunity for brands to get clarity around their first-party data, if they haven’t already. And with it, they could put themselves in a far stronger position to start using that data, within the confines of the new law.

Source: With GDPR On The Horizon, Data Challenges And Opportunities Loom | AdExchanger

Privacy International publishes the Guide to International Law and Surveillance

The guide covers array of relevant topics such as the (il)legality of mass surveillance operations, the law surrounding data retention, the extraterritorial application of human rights law and digital surveillance, the international law on hacking for surveillance purposes, crypto- wars and the “going dark” debate, and the responsibility of multinational corporations in protecting the right to privacy.

Source: The Guide to International Law and Surveillance | Privacy International

What to do if you know you’re not GDPR-ready?

This episode of the The Privacy Advisor Podcast features a return guest. Chris Zoladz owns Navigate, a consultancy. His podcast is the most listened to episode since we started this thing, with almost 1,900 listens at the time of this writing.

Source: The Privacy Advisor Podcast: What to do if you know you’re not GDPR-ready

Belgian DPA provides guidance on record keeping under GDPR

By Patrick Van Eecke and Buki Owa The Belgian Data Protection Authority recently published a template that can be used by organisations for meeting their Article 30 “Record of Processing Activities” obligation. From 25 May 2018 onwards, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will require each data controller and data processor to keep a record of all processing activities under their responsibility.

Source: BELGIUM: Belgian DPA provides guidance on GDPR Article 30, publishing template for “Records of Processing Activities”

UK government consults on implementation of cyber security directive

The UK government is seeking views on implementation of the EU Network and Information Systems (NIS) Directive. The government says it supports the aims of the Directive and sets out in this consultation the proposed implementation approach in the UK.

Source: Government consults on implementation of cyber security directive – Privacy Laws & Business

Top tips for drafting global data protection terms

Here’s a challenge for privacy practitioners everywhere. Laws, by their nature, are national (or in some cases, like the GDPR, regional) but the businesses we represent often consume, process and share data globally. When contracting with counterparties, how then does the privacy practitioner draft data protection terms that accommodate the vagaries of every applicable local privacy law while still producing a contract that both parties want to sign?

Source: Top tips for drafting global data protection terms – Privacy, Security and Information Law Fieldfisher

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