Data Governance

Maine’s Act to Protect the Privacy of Online Consumer Information

By COLLEEN THERESA BROWN, CLAYTON G. NORTHOUSE AND GABRIELLE WHITEHALLCCPA Since the passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (Cal. Civ. Code §1798.100 et seq.) (“CCPA”), several states are following in California’s footsteps and adopting privacy bills that would allow consumers to object to the sale of their personal information. Earlier this summer, …

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Data Governance

New software will help US organisations comply with CCPA

As American firms prepare for the introduction of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a firm in San Jose has proposed a way for the regulations to become baked into organisational processes to help support compliance. This week, Securiti.ai introduced $31 million in Series A funding for privacy ops development. …

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Data Governance

Max Schrems on the struggle to enforce data privacy law

Earlier this month, Austrian lawyer, Max Schrems discussed cross-border data transfers and other pertinent issues in data security in front of audiences at the European Data Protection Summit. Known as “the man who took on Facebook and won”, Schrems submitted 22 data privacy complaints against the famous social network to the Irish …

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Data Governance

Privacy is dead, long live trust

Long before the GDPR, before Facebook & Cambridge Analytica and before anyone realised just how much of their personal data was being collected and consumed by both private companies and governments across the globe, it has been said that privacy is in fact dead. That premise is now truer today …

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Data Governance

ICO hits out at real-time bidding

The Information Commissioner’s Office has criticised real-time bidding carried out by the likes of Google and Facebook because the practice goes against the General Data Protection Regulation. The automation of advert-selling, real-time bidding has come under fire in recent months by many experts in the UK for the ways in …

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Data Governance

The three lines of defence in data protection

Egil Bergenlind, CEO of DPOrganizer, and former data protection officer, has spent years navigating the rapidly changing context of privacy compliance. In building a solution for efficient privacy management, he finds it useful to consider the following thought: “What is good for customers, what is lawful, and what is ethical …

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