The IAPP's top-five most-read stories, May 17–23, 2019

(May 24, 2019) We know, there's lots of privacy news, guidance and documentation to keep up with every day. And we also know, you're busy doing all the things required of the modern privacy professional. Sure, we distill the latest news and relevant content down in the Daily Dashboard and our weekly regional digests, but sometimes that's even too much. To help, we offer our top-five, most-read stories of the week. Though May 25 lands on a Saturday this year, much of this last week involved data and reflection... Read More

The IAPP's top-five most-read stories since May 17, 2019

(May 24, 2019) We know, there's lots of privacy news, guidance and documentation to keep up with every day. And we also know, you're busy doing all the things required of the modern privacy professional. Sure, we distill the latest news and relevant content down in the Daily Dashboard and our weekly regional digests, but sometimes that's even too much. To help, we offer our top-five, most-read stories of the week. Full Story... Read More

Perspective: Thoughts on the GDPR after year one

(May 24, 2019) As we approach the one-year anniversary of the EU General Data Protection Regulation's implementation date, many in the privacy world have taken the time to reflect on what has come to pass and what to expect in the near future. "From very prescriptive rules to the all-so-woolly 'risk-based approach,' the GDPR is a legal masterpiece riddled with technical challenges," writes Hogan Lovells Partner Eduardo Ustaran, CIPP/E. "Many of the concepts, principles and rules require careful interpretation ... Read More

Notes from the IAPP Europe Managing Director, 24 May 2019

(May 23, 2019) Greetings from Brussels! Saturday, 25 May is upon us and will mark the one-year anniversary of the GDPR coming into force. What a bustle of a year with the broadest spectrum of privacy stakeholders running against time to prepare, implement and comply with its provisions! As one might have expected, this week has seen a flurry of articles, anniversary reflections, and a trove of numerical offerings published online. Lest we forget what the regulation’s introduction has entailed for us thus far.... Read More

GDPR – A new age for data protection

(May 23, 2019) If we were to think of the data protection world in a broader historical context, we could say we are entering a new age. The decades prior to the reform of the previous EU data protection framework were, let's say, pre-history. Basic rules governed the collection and use of personal information in a very analog way. Then, about 10 years ago, the need for a new type of framework — more robust yet progressive enough — became palpable. That led to a period of arduous legislative activity that culm... Read More

Jourová: EU members must respect, adapt to GDPR

(May 23, 2019) Some EU nations have yet to meet the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, forcing EU Commissioner of Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová to call for them to respect "the spirit of the GDPR," Euractiv reports. Jourová named Greece, Slovenia and Portugal among the countries that had yet to meet GDPR standards despite the legislation being a year old. “Compliance is a dynamic process and does not happen overnight,” Jourová said. “Our key priority for months to co... Read More

UK telecom failed to inform 4.5K customers of 2015 breach

(May 23, 2019) BBC News reports U.K.-based telecom TalkTalk did not inform 4,545 customers that they were involved in the company's 2015 breach. The customers, whose personal information and bank account details were exposed, only learned that they were involved in the breach when their personal details were found in a Google search done by the BBC's "Watchdog Live" television show. While some of the affected customers believed it was a new breach, TalkTalk informed victims that they were, in fact, part of the... Read More

London Underground to begin Wi-Fi tracking 8 July

(May 23, 2019) TechCrunch reports Transport for London is preparing to deploy Wi-Fi tracking for the London Underground starting 8 July. The tracking will involve privacy-protected data collection that will contribute to new passenger benefits, such as alerts on delays and general traffic. The tracking will also be used toward improving in-station marketing analytics as it will count the number of people caught by billboards and ad units. Transport for London intends to notify commuters about the new data coll... Read More

Messages show 42K Irish Facebook accounts were hacked in 2018 breach

(May 23, 2019) TheJournal.ie reports emails exchanged between Irish Communications Minister Richard Bruton and Facebook following a breach of the social network last September have revealed that more than 42,000 Irish accounts were compromised. After initially reporting 10% of the breach involved Irish users, Facebook reported to Bruton that the original estimate was wrong but did not make the final numbers public. Hackers had access to contact information of more than 20,000 Irish accounts, while some of thos... Read More

UK has first legal case against facial-recognition tech

(May 23, 2019) The Financial Times reports the first legal claim fighting the use of facial-recognition technology by police has been filed in the U.K. Ed Bridges, with support from human rights group Liberty, is challenging the unlawful use of facial recognition by the South Wales Police, which allegedly scanned Bridges' face twice. In his case to the High Court in Cardiff, Bridges claims that the use of the technology breached both his own right to privacy and U.K. data protection laws, arguing there are no ... Read More