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As landscape changes, law firm offers ‘CPO on Demand’

If the amount of information privacy pros are consuming via on the General Data Protection Regulation is any indication, companies are scrambling to get ready for May 2018. Part of that preparation will be, for many companies, establishing a data protection officer.

Source: As landscape changes, law firm offers ‘CPO on Demand’

You can’t data map forever – Top 10 steps to operationalise the GDPR

With thanks to co-author Hannah Blake (Trainee Solicitor) OK, hands up if data mapping has left you feeling productive but secretly it’s been you way of postponing the inevitable. Come on admit it! Well, even if we don’t shame you, with the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) less than a year away being ‘GDPR ready’ is a key focus for many organisations.

Source: You can’t data map forever – Top 10 steps to operationalise the GDPR

European Commission callsg for GDPR expert group applications

European Commission’s Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers has set up a multistakeholder expert group to support the application of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The group’s tasks shall be to provide and share experience from a stakeholder point of view on the application of GDPR and where necessary and appropriate, support the early preparation of possible implementing and/or delegated acts.

To form the group, Commission is calling for applications for participation from academics, legal practitioners and organisations. Applications must be sent by 2 June 2017.

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EDPS publishes necessity toolkit

In April European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published necessity toolkit.

The toolkit is designed to help policymakers identify the impact of new laws on the fundamental right to data protection and determine the cases in which the limitation of this right is truly necessary.

Source: Privacy-friendly policymaking made easier: EDPS issues the necessity toolkit

Facebook faces fines, investigations in EU

One day after Italy’s antitrust regulators announced Facebook has been fined 3 million euros for putting an “excessive emphasis” on the need to agree with new data-sharing terms and conditions following its acquisition of WhatsApp, privacy regulators from the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, and Germany have announced further enforcement actions and investigations.

Source: Facebook faces fines, investigations in EU