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The op-ed page for the privacy industry.
Responding to GDPR pushback: The business case for compliance
Cassandra Porter, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP and John Krogulski and Starr Drum, CIPP/E, CIPM
Although there have been numerous warnings about the EU General Data Protection Regulation in news coverage, regulatory alerts, and marketing information over the past few years, at less than three months from implementation, many privacy professionals are still struggling with convincing their orga...
Can Theresa May get the data protection deal she wants?
Sam Pfeifle
Twice now — first at a speech focused on security, in Munich, then this past Friday in her so-called "Five Tests" speech detailing her goals for Brexit — U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has outlined her desire for a data protection agreement with the EU. To quote from her fourth test in Friday's spe...
The GDPR: Your best friend (but you know that)
Sam Pfeifle
For those on the margins of the privacy community, there is a narrative that repeats about the EU General Data Protection Regulation that goes something like this: The GDPR is a tremendous burden. It's going to change the way the internet works forever. Tech companies are desperate to fight it.  A ...
India and privacy: At the crossroads
Shaundra Watson, CIPP/US
India is at an important crossroads. On Thursday, the Government of India’s Committee of Experts began the next phase of its deliberations on how to develop a data protection framework to protect the privacy of India’s 1.3 billion citizens, but it must also weigh the practical realities of the need ...
Could Brexit derail ePrivacy?
Sam Pfeifle
I know you're thinking: "What does Brexit have to do with ePrivacy?" Well, let me lay out a little scenario for you. First, you've got the issue of what's going to happen with the U.K.'s 73 seats in the European Parliament when Brexit goes final at 11 p.m. on March 29, 2019. In a provisional vote l...