Facebook’s Zuckerberg supports U.S. version of GDPR


On his own company blog, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg voiced his support for implementing a U.S. version of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.


Dutch DPA: Forcing users to agree to ‘cookies’ violates GDPR


The Dutch Data Protection Authority says giving visitors access to websites only if they agree to their internet browsing activities being tracked by so-called “cookies” or other tracking software does not comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.

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Facebook: Can a data privacy dog really learn new tricks?


Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, wrote a long, detailed blog post on Wednesday to announce new data security and privacy initiatives. Has he seen the light, or is this yet another false promise from the social media giant?

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GDPR, Brexit keep compliance on its toes


The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and Britain’s upcoming divorce from the European Union both have a tremendous impact on European compliance, but strategizing solutions around either one has proven to be difficult due to a lack of guidance and, in the case of Brexit, just plain chaos.


‘No-deal’ Brexit risks U.K. and EU data transfer problems


In the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, EU data commissioners are warning of data transfer restrictions between the European Union and the United Kingdom, which will be treated as a third country.


Compliance is feeling GDPR’s growing pains


Six months after its enactment, the EU’s data privacy regulation still hasn’t provided the clarity many were looking for … and it might not come for a while yet.


Privacy advocate Schrems foresees lax enforcement of GDPR


Speaking at the recent Compliance Week Europe conference in Amsterdam, leading privacy campaigner Max Schrems cast doubt on whether the newly enacted GDPR would have any teeth.


Special report: Data privacy


International and domestic legislators and regulators threaten an end of the self-regulation of consumer data.