GDPR

    • Two years in, GDPR still lacks 'vigorous' enforcement

      Two years in, GDPR still lacks 'vigorous' enforcement

      It’s more than two years since a flagship update to the European Union’s data protection regime moved into the application phase. Yet, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been dogged by criticism of a failure of enforcement related to major cross-border complaints - lending weight to critics who claim the legislation has created a moat for dominant multinationals, at the expense of smaller entities.

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    • Two years on: Has GDPR been taken seriously enough by companies?

      Two years on: Has GDPR been taken seriously enough by companies?

      Over the last two years, you have undoubtedly been bombarded with notifications and pop-ups regarding your personal data every time you click on a website, and since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe, we’ve spent a lot more time thinking about who we grant access to our data, and whether it’s used responsibly, aligned to our consent. These pop-ups are often irritating when scrolling through the Internet and shopping, something that has no doubt been exacerbated under lockdown conditions for all of us.

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    • The effect of GDPR two years on

      The effect of GDPR two years on

      Today marks the second anniversary of the introduction of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). On the occasion, advocacy group Access Now has published a new report. And unfortunately, it finds that enforcement of EU data privacy rules is being stifled by a lack of resources across national authorities.

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    • EU fines for data breaches reach $126m

      EU fines for data breaches reach $126m

      European data protection regulators have imposed $126m in fines under the GDPR regime for a wide range of privacy infringements, since the tougher privacy rules came into force in mid-2018, with approaches varying widely from country to country. This is what DLA Piper's latest GDPR Data Breach Survey concludes.

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    • Europeans are not fully aware of GDPR

      Europeans are not fully aware of GDPR

      On 13 June, at the occasion of a stock-taking event to mark the first year of application of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European Commission published the results of a special Eurobarometer survey on data protection. Figures show that Europeans are relatively well aware of the new data protection rules, their rights and the existence of national data protection authorities, to whom they can turn for help when their rights are violated.

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    • Free flow of non-personal data ensured

      Free flow of non-personal data ensured

      The European Commission has lifted geographic restrictions on the free flow of non-personal data between EU Member States as of 28 May. As part of EU's Digital Single Market strategy and together with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which started to apply one year ago, the new Regulation on the free flow of non-personal data, considered to be the first of its kind in the world, provides for a stable legal and business environment on data processing.

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    • UK steps up global crackdown on social media

      UK steps up global crackdown on social media

      Britain unveiled plans on Monday to vastly increase government oversight of social media companies, with a first of its kind watchdog that could fine executives or even ban companies if they fail to block content such as terrorist propaganda or images of child abuse. The British plans would create a statutory “duty of care” for social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter to protect people who use their sites.

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    • About 60,000 EU data breaches filed under GDPR

      About 60,000 EU data breaches filed under GDPR

      The EU’s GDPR regulation and its attached fines appears to be encouraging data breach reports, fundamentally changing the risk profile for organisations suffering a cyber attack, a new study shows. According to the research from DLA Piper over 59,000 data breach notifications have been reported to regulators throughout the EU since GDPR went into effect on 25th May 2018 - far more than figures previously released by the European Commission show. And even though data breaches are showing no signs of slowing, the number of fines imposed lag far behind.

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