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Here is an overview of 5 takeaways and the first images of the DPO Conference 2018. Thanks to the beautiful venue Van Der Valk Hotel, we had a beautiful view over the city of Brussels. Curious about the DPO Conference 2018? We listed a number of takeaways.
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 protection conferences, kicking off on 15 June 2018 in Brussels (Belgium) makes it possible.
Are you involved in implementing a GDPR/Data Privacy programme? A fair question to ask is: “Which of the many off-the-shelf GDPR software tools will help accelerate and support my implementation?”
To answer that, we must first align on what we mean by data privacy tools.
Personal data is any form of data which can be used to identify an individual, natural person. In data protection and privacy law, including the GDPR, it is defined beyond the popular usage in which the term personal data can de facto apply to several types of data which make it able to single out or identify a natural person. In the scope of the GDPR, for instance, it includes data which can lead to the direct or indirect identification of a natural person.
By now, most companies and organisations are in full swing with their version of GDPR compliance. After a slow start, we notice that those involved with the implementation are getting to grips with the details of GDPR and what it means for their organisation.
While quite some organizations are investing in personal data protection and privacy measures to be more or less compliant with the upcoming EU GDPR (European General Data Protection Regulation) and others are still in the stage of GDPR awareness or trying to get their heads around a GDPR strategy, the role of the Data Protection Officer or even the essence of personal data protection as foreseen in the GDPR, another EU Regulation requires your attention: the new EU ePrivacy Regulation.
Under specific conditions the GDPR requires a data controller to appoint a Data Protection Officer or DPO. When do you need to foresee such a Data Protection Officer in your GDPR business strategy, what are his/her tasks and more.
To what extent do EU consumers intend to exercise the rights they have under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) when the GDPR compliance deadline of May 25th is here?
Among the many rights EU consumers have under the GDPR, consumers see the right to access as the most essential one. (Pega, January 2018)
It’s a major question for organizations trying to get compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation for several reasons. For starters, many of the duties which data controllers and data processors have to fulfil in the scope of data subject rights – and thus the necessary steps to make it all possible – are about responding to requests from data subjects (people – or consumers – protected by the GDPR personal data protection and privacy stipulations).
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Consent is one of the trickiest parts of the GDPR (General Data Processing Regulation). Consent under the GDPR is not easy, especially in practice and when you start looking at it from a perspective of specific personal data processing activities whereby consent turns out to be the only or most appropriate legal basis for the lawful processing of personal data.
Even if since then there have been additional rules on specific aspects of personal data usage and privacy, the GDPR is a major change with a vast set of rules and vast consequences in many areas. To attain GDPR compliance, various steps need to be taken and mechanisms need to be put in place, starting from GDPR awareness and including several GDPR business strategy and information management aspects, as well as other personal data precautions which encompass various duties, processes, people and disciplines such as cybersecurity.