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Google escapes Irish data privacy investigation over tracking scandal

Ireland’s data protection commissioner is not currently investigating Google’s data-tracking controversy as the tech giant has not yet officially incorporated its data protection reside. While Google indicated that Ireland was to be its ‘one stop shop’ data protection jurisdiction in the wake of the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law, it has not yet finalised this registration process with the Irish DPC’s office.

Source: Google escapes Irish data privacy investigation over tracking scandal – Independent.ie

International Privacy Experts Adopt Recommendations for Cross-Border Law Enforcement Requests for Data

The International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications has adopted new recommendations to protect individual rights during criminal cross-border law enforcement. The Berlin-based Working Group includes Data Protection Authorities and experts who assess emerging privacy challenges.

Source: International Privacy Experts Adopt Recommendations for Cross-Border Law Enforcement Requests for Data

To keep or not to keep: data retention challenges and solutions

The GDPR does not specify exact data retention timescales, and the reason for this – when you stop to think about it – is obvious: the periods for which you can justifiably keep data are necessarily context-specific. But in practice it’s not so simple.

Read full article: To keep or not to keep: data retention challenges and solutions – Privacy, Security and Information Law Fieldfisher

Businesses urged to create Brexit contingency plans for data transfers

EU data protection law puts restrictions on the transfer of personal data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). Businesses need to put in place contingency plans to address the possibility that the flow of personal data between the UK and 27 other EU countries will be disrupted from the date of Brexit.

Read article: Businesses urged to create Brexit contingency plans for data transfers

More than 1,000 U.S. news sites are still unavailable in Europe since GDPR

Websites had two years to get ready for the GDPR. But rather than comply, about a third of the 100 largest U.S. newspapers have instead chosen to block European visitors to their sites. And even more than two months after the GDPR took effect, hundreds of U.S. news websites still are unavailable in Europe, frustrating many American tourists, business travelers, and ex-pats as well as Europeans interested in news from the States.

Source: More than 1,000 U.S. news sites are still unavailable in Europe, two months after GDPR took effect » Nieman Journalism Lab

India launches investigation on Facebook data breach

CBI has initiated a preliminary enquiry against Cambridge Analytica and Global Science Research for alleged illegal personal data harvesting of Indian personal data. It is alleged that Cambridge Analytica received data from Global Science Research which employed “illegal means” of personal data harvesting of Indians using Facebook.

Source: Facebook data breach: CBI initiates preliminary enquiry against Cambridge Analytica, GSR | India News – Times of India

New Data Rules Stoke the Need for More Privacy Lawyers

With new regulations being adopted around the world, companies are looking to legal experts to keep them from paying hefty compliance fines. Need for privacy professionals has surged particularly as companies implement technology such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, because many of them touch on data privacy issues.

Source: Comply or Else: New Data Rules Stoke the Need for More Privacy Lawyers

CNIL goes after smaller firms on GDPR compliance

Google and Facebook may have bullseyes on their backs in Europe, but it’s two mid-sized French startups that received the first warning shots from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – and that shouldn’t be surprising.

Source: Forget The Duopoly (For Now). It’s The Little Guys Taking Heat On GDPR | AdExchanger

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