The Working Party guidance on consent is finally here

Lee Matheson, CIPP/US
On Dec. 12, the Article 29 Working Party released for comment a draft of its guidance on consent under the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation. The draft will remain open for public comment until Jan. 23, 2018 (via and Consent is one...
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Odia Kagan knew from age three
Angelique Carson, CIPP/US
Odia Kagan, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, knew she wanted to be an attorney at age three. As the story goes, she was found crafting a list of the harms she suffered at the hands of her then-one-month-old younger sister. Though that might have been child’s play, Kagan never deviated from her dream of b...
Privacy regulators and their many hats
Muge Fazlioglu, CIPP/US
National data protection authorities seem to get the most attention when they impose fines and penalties for violations of data protection laws and regulations. Consider, for example, the Italian DPA, which imposed the highest privacy fine ever issued by a European authority — in the amount of 5,880...
Outsourcing your DPO: real-life scenarios
Thomas Shaw, CIPP/E, CIPP/US
If you're contracting with an outsourced DPO, there are plenty of boxes to check during the hiring process. But once completed, the DPO will have a list of their own to conquer. Here are some things to consider. Once the necessary data protection officer skills are identified, the specific DPO is c...