Compliance and regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) protects natural persons in the scope of the processing of their personal data and the free movement of such data within the EU. That seems simple enough. Natural persons are living and breathing individual human beings. Processing is processing and personal data is...
IAB Europe has released the draft technical specifications of its IAB Transparency and Consent Framework. The online media and advertising ecosystem can check it out and submit feedback. An overview. End 2017 IAB Europe announced a cross-industry initiative to tackle the challenges of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from an...
The Global Forensic Data Analytics Survey 2018 gauges the usage of forensic data analytics (FDA) for risk management and shows increasing concerns about regulatory compliance with data protection and privacy rules. Intensifying regulatory pressures are top of mind for business leaders, with 78% of respondents expressing increasing concern about...
Trust concept
One of the less often mentioned aspects regarding changing data protection regulations, most notably but not solely the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), are their benefits in many areas we often don't think about and tend to revolve around digital transformation in various senses. Data protection and data privacy regulations,...
GDPR Article 4 defines GDPR terms such as personal data, processing, restriction of processing, profiling, pseudonymisation, filing system, controller, processor, recipient, third party, consent, personal data breach, genetic data, biometric data, data concerning health, main establishment, representative, enterprise, group of undertakings, binding corporate rules, supervisory authority, supervisory authority concerned, cross-border processing, relevant and reasoned objection, information society service and international organisation.
The territorial scope paragraphs in Article 3 introduce the extra-territorial applicability (it doesn’t matter where personal data processing of EU data subjects happens) and specifies 2 processing activities this territorial scope applies to.
GDPR Article 2 - material scope
Article 2 lays out the foundation of the types of personal data it applies to and the types/conditions of personal data processing when it isn’t applicable. Finally, Article 2 also stipulates some consequences for and relationships with existing EU legislation.
GDPR Article 1 - subject matter and objectives
Article 1 of GDPR Chapter 1 states what the General Data Protection regulation is and specifies the fundamental rights with regards to personal data protection and the free movement of personal data.
Parental approval children Facebook social networks GDPR personal data
France is about to pass legislation requiring parental approval for children under the age of 16 years who want to join Facebook and other social platforms (and thus share their personal data). What that means and what the fact that it is global news means. December 13, 2017. Big news...
GDPR compliance concept
There is clearly a compliance disconnect regarding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): a gap between the degree in which executives think they are GDPR compliant (and will be by May 2018) and the actual degree in which they are (and are preparing). Only 49% of businesses know and have...
Connected car smart traffic vehicle data concept
Connected cars and vehicles overall are among the main IoT use cases. The automotive industry invests in vehicle data while the insurance industry, which is among the fastest growing industries from an IoT spending perspective, is equally interested in access to vehicle and driving-related data. However, there are concerns and...
IoT privacy concept
With the ongoing growth of the IoT and ever more large-scale IoT projects come far more data. As tackled previously this deluge of IoT data has an impact on IT infrastructure and the shift towards the edge as in edge computing and in the several layers of the IoT...
Belgian Secretary of State for Privacy Philippe De Backer is one of the speakers at the DPO conference in Brussels on June 15 2018
Data privacy and data protection sentiments are shifting as new legislation becomes applicable. There is a strong need for DPOs (Data Protection Officers) and other privacy experts. Moreover, DPOs want to connect and exchange knowledge, experiences and best practices, also after the GDPR 'deadline'. A series of EU data...
Knowing where data sits. It’s probably the biggest challenge of all businesses. In order to fully leverage the business asset which data is, you need to know where it sits. If you want your knowledge workers to waste less time looking for information, it’s important that they know where...