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GDPR: DPIAs & Risk

July 26, 2017

  TrustArc Chief Data Governance Officer and General Counsel Hilary Wandall and Information Accountability Foundation (IAF) Executive Director and Chief Strategist Marty Abrams held a webinar where they spoke about the background, requirements, and examples of DPIAs, available on demand here. First, they reviewed how the first privacy assessment methodology was developed and how comprehensive data impact assessments originated to illustrate the evolution of privacy assessments. Then, they went on to explain how the newly required DPIAs differ from traditional PIAs. While traditional PIAs focus on technical requirements for compliance, DPIAs bring in larger ethical issues. Technical requirements focus on … Continue reading GDPR: DPIAs & Risk

1 Year Until EU GDPR Enforcement Begins

May 25, 2017

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) The EU GDPR is a law designed to enhance data protection for EU residents and provide a consolidated framework to guide business usage of personal data across the EU, replacing the patchwork of existing regulations and frameworks. The 200-plus page GDPR replaces the 20 year old Directive (95/46/EC). This new law has received a lot of attention due to its complexity  and the associated penalties for noncompliance. Fines can be up to 20,000,000 EUR or 4% of total worldwide annual turnover of the preceding year (whichever is higher). As a result, many organizations are … Continue reading 1 Year Until EU GDPR Enforcement Begins

Submit Comments on WP 29 GDPR Guidance by Today

February 15, 2017

In December 2016 we summarized the GDPR guidelines released by the Article 29 Working Party on the “Right to Data Portability”, Identifying a Lead Supervisory Authority, and appointing a “Data Protection Officer.” The deadline for submitting comments is today. To submit comments, email  JUST-ARTICLE29WP-SEC@ec.europa.eu and presidenceg29@cnil.fr. To learn more about TRUSTe EU GDPR solutions, or to speak with a consultant, contact us.

Newly Released EU GDPR Guidance

December 21, 2016

The EU GDPR goes into effect in May, 2018. While that may seem far away, for many organizations the changes required to become compliant with the new law will take several quarters to implement. Some of the larger changes required will deal with the new “Right to Data Portability”, Identifying a lead supervisory authority, and appointing a “Data Protection Officer.” The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has just released guidance on these three requirements. The guidance is summarized below, along with links to the full documents. 1) Right to Data Portability Article 20 provides data subjects with the right to … Continue reading Newly Released EU GDPR Guidance