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European Data Protection Supervisor head Giovanni Buttarelli passes away

2019-08-21T13:40:00+01:00By

European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli has passed away, his office announced in a statement Wednesday. He was 62.

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How GDPR, CCPA impact healthcare compliance

2019-08-12T19:46:00+01:00By Tony Howlett

While most healthcare organizations have pretty much nailed down their data privacy requirements for HIPAA and HITECH, new privacy mandates under the GDPR and CCPA could throw a wrench into the system.

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EU assessment: GDPR showing results, but ‘work needs to continue’

2019-07-26T16:25:00+01:00By

The EU’s tough new data rules are “bearing fruit,” but some member states have still not put GDPR into law, and only 20 percent of EU citizens seem aware of which public authority is responsible for protecting their personal information.

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GDPR enforcement varies widely by country

2019-07-19T18:38:00+01:00By

Most EU countries have now issued fines under the GDPR. Determining which are the toughest enforcers depends on one’s viewpoint—we lay out country-by-country look at the enforcement trends to date.

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All eyes on how Ireland will handle Big Tech and GDPR

2019-07-19T18:38:00+01:00By

Ireland—home EU regulator to Big Tech firms including Google, Twitter, and Facebook—is the key country not to have issued a GDPR-related fine yet, though the regulator has said it has started at least 19 inquiries into the sector.

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What we can learn from the biggest GDPR fines so far

2019-07-19T18:38:00+01:00By

Recent record-breaking fines for GDPR violations levied on British Airways and Marriott by the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office offer a glimpse into what GDPR enforcement might look like going forward and serve up a warning to companies that data privacy protocols must be foolproof.

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Marriott reveals $124M GDPR fine for data breach

2019-07-09T16:23:00+01:00By

Marriott has disclosed in a filing with the SEC that the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office intends to fine it roughly £99 million (U.S. $124 million) for infringements of the EU’s GDPR.

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British Airways faces record-setting GDPR fine of $230 million

2019-07-08T14:05:00+01:00By

British Airways was hit Monday with the largest penalty to date under the EU’s GDPR, a £183.39m (U.S. $230 million) fine stemming from the compromised data of nearly 500,000 customers.

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French real estate company fined €400,000 for GDPR violations

2019-06-13T17:58:00+01:00By

France’s data watchdog CNIL levied a €400,000 (U.S. $453,000) fine on real estate services provider Sergic for failing to adequately protect the data of its Website’s users.

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EDPB adopts final Codes of Conduct guidelines

2019-06-11T14:09:00+01:00By

European data protection authorities met on June 4 to discuss guidelines for Codes of Conduct in relation to the General Data Protection Regulation.

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ICO: U.K. companies can expect large GDPR fines soon

2019-06-07T14:55:00+01:00By

Year 1 under the General Data Protection Regulation saw no fines handed out in the United Kingdom. Year 2 could be a much different story,

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‘Context’ matters in AI decision making, says ICO

2019-06-05T18:07:00+01:00By

Transparency for all AI-generated decisions is not as important as context, according to new research from U.K. data regulator the Information Commissioner’s Office.

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One year in, no fines yet from U.K. regulator on GDPR

2019-05-28T18:50:00+01:00By

A Freedom of Information Act request shows Britain’s data protection watchdog has imposed just 29 financial penalties in the last year, none of which came under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.

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Ireland investigates Google over GDPR

2019-05-24T19:40:00+01:00By

The Irish Data Protection Commission is investigating whether Google’s online Ad Exchange violated General Data Protection Regulation provisions.

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Happy birthday, GDPR: A look back at Year 1

2019-05-24T17:33:00+01:00By

As the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation celebrates its first “birthday,” an expert panel met at Compliance Week 2019 to share their experiences in prepping, implementing, and following up.

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

2019-04-01T19:05:00+01:00By

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.

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

2019-03-14T21:18:00+00:00By

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?

2019-03-07T20:40:00+00:00By

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?