Facial Recognition: Greek DPA imposes a fine of 20 million Euros on Clearview AI

In July 2022, the Greek Data Protection Authority (DPA) imposed a mammoth fine of 20 million Euros on Clearview AI. According to the DPA Decision No 35/2022, this fine followed a complaint of the nonprofit organisation “Homo Digitalis”, regarding processing of biometric data. This is the highest fine ever imposed by the Greek DPA [...]

By |2022-09-30T11:10:41+01:0030th September, 2022|DPO, Governments, International|

US Children’s Privacy Law Updates

There is clear consensus among lawmakers and regulators of the need for increased regulation surrounding the processing of children’s data. Recent actions by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state lawmakers signal that companies processing children’s data should expect to see increased scrutiny.  The California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act  On September 15, 2022, Governor [...]

By |2022-09-30T10:55:55+01:0030th September, 2022|DPO, Governments, International|

Children’s Data Rights

In the wake of rising awareness for the importance of data protection and the concepts of the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), it is imperative not to forget the extra protection that should be and is required to be given to one of the most vulnerable groups in society: children. Article 1 of [...]

By |2022-09-30T09:40:01+01:0029th September, 2022|DPO, Governments, International|

Compliance with ePrivacy made simple

This article is a snapshot of key areas to be aware of when assessing a website’s GDPR and ePrivacy compliance.Cookies can be a powerful tool in personalising users’ interactions with a website. But did you know that your website’s use of cookies has to comply with Regulation 5 of the ePrivacy Directive?In the EU, the [...]

By |2022-07-29T14:15:55+01:0014th July, 2022|DPO|

An introduction to Thailand’s new Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)

This article introduces the new Thai PDPA legislation that came into force on 1st June 2022. Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) is the new Thai data protection legislation that came into force on 1st June 2022. It takes much of its inspiration from the European Union’s GDPR requirements. The Personal Data Protection Commission [...]

By |2022-07-29T13:37:30+01:0012th July, 2022|DPO, International|

Protect your customers’ data when selling a company

Whenever a company is sold, customer data—in nearly all cases—gets into the hands of a new owner. It is important to be cautious because customer data is personal data and hence falls under the provision of local data protection frameworks. While company accountants usually provide support during the process of a sale, their support [...]

By |2022-07-29T13:56:36+01:002nd July, 2022|Acquisitions, DPO|

Pride and privacy

Pride month is celebrated throughout the world in June to mark the events of the Stonewall Riots (1969). The events were catalysed by the violation of privacy rights of the LGBTQ+ community in New York; galvanised forces joined to fight for greater protection within the community. However, data privacy conflicts were already amidst an [...]

By |2022-06-26T08:28:04+01:0024th June, 2022|Diversity by design, DPO, International|

Top 10 tips for Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace

Diversity and Inclusion has come a long way since it was first pioneered in the 1960s, and it is not hard to see why. When it is done right, a diverse workplace is good for businesses, and it is good for employees. In today's data privacy landscape, it is more important than ever for [...]

By |2022-06-26T08:28:56+01:0016th June, 2022|Diversity by design, DPO, Tips|

Should you consider CBPR certification?

The Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) and Privacy Recognition for Processors (PRP) systems establish a harmonised set of data protection standards consistent with APEC Privacy Framework to enable cross-border flows of personal data. CBPR systems apply to data controllers whereas PRP systems apply to data processors. These certifications are [...]

By |2022-06-26T08:30:48+01:009th June, 2022|DPO, International|

Data Protection and Privacy in Sales and Marketing

Knowing your audience is at the centre of sales and marketing and so collecting data on customers and prospects is critical to the sales and marketing game. The more you know about your customers and prospective customers, the easier it is to target them for advertisements, and the more you can tailor your product [...]

By |2022-05-27T12:10:28+01:0027th May, 2022|DPO, International, Tips, Works council|
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