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ICO points businesses towards alternatives to consent as a basis for processing personal data

Businesses should consider whether they could or should rely on an alternative to consent to process personal data. That is the clear message from the UK’s data protection watchdog.

Source: ICO points businesses towards alternatives to consent as a basis for processing personal data, says expert

Businesses can obtain a ‘competitive advantage’ if they ‘get data protection right’

Businesses can obtain a “competitive advantage” if they “get data protection right”, a senior official at the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said.

Source: Businesses can obtain a ‘competitive advantage’ if they ‘get data protection right’, says watchdog

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

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