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Original reporting from IAPP staff and contributed features from IAPP members.

DPAs to pros: There's no grace period, folks

Angelique Carson, CIPP/US
In a session at the IAPP Data Protection Intensive here in London today, representatives from four European data protection authorities offices were on hand to share some insights into what their offices are doing to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation's forthcoming implementation, an...
What’s new in WP29's final guidelines on transparency?
Müge Fazlioglu, CIPP/US
The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party has published its “last revised” guidelines on transparency under the General Data Protection Regulation. When the WP29 released its proposed guidelines last December offering “practical guidance and interpretive assistance” regarding transparency obligat...
ICO's Denham: May 25 is not doomsday
Angelique Carson, CIPP/US
As the opening act for the sold-out Data Protection Intensive here in London today, U.K. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham set to rest some of the common misconceptions she knows privacy professionals are losing sleep over as the countdown to the General Data Protection Regulation slinks nea...
The CJEU's 11 key questions in Schrems II
Thomas Shaw, CIPP/E, CIPP/US
The lengthy Schrems II case decided by the Irish High Court in October 2017 left open which questions would be referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union. Those 11 questions have now been published by the court, with a slight possibility of revision after reviewing further submissions by...
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Robocalls, a series
Angelique Carson, CIPP/US
Robocalls. We've all gotten them. Consumers in the U.S. received approximately 2.5 billion robocalls per month last year. It's the number one complaint the Federal Communications Commission hears, and it's their number one enforcement priority right now. Sometimes, the calls are even scary, claiming...
Senate wants commitments from Zuckerberg
Angelique Carson, CIPP/US
There was a whole lot of hype ahead of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's appearance in front of joint Senate committees on Tuesday. Those who wanted into room 215 at the Hart Senate Office waited in a line that spanned two floors and the stairwell that connected them, many of them never to make it in o...
Facebook faces mounting scrutiny
Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP/E, CIPP/US
The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica story continues to expand as the number of those affected by the data sharing kerfuffle now reportedly numbers 87 million, up from the 50 million Facebook had originally announced. Of those 87 million, approximately 2.7 million were European. Facebook has expressed ...