Brazil’s LGPD to take immediate effect

After several delays and lingering uncertainty around the effective date of Brazil’s General Data Protection law (LGPD), Brazil’s Congress approved a last-minute amendment on Wednesday 26 August that brings the LGPD into immediate effect as of August 27, 2020. Given that LGPD’s main provisions are now in effect, businesses in Brazil should expect to see [...]

By |2020-09-15T12:39:15+01:0014th September, 2020|International, ThoughtLeadership|

Machine Learning Algorithms in Online Learning

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools have increasingly turned to digital learning platforms to help students continue their education. These new technologies, many of which use machine learning (ML) algorithms, have been absolutely vital in the effort to bring degree-conferrring educational institutions online. The appeal of ML is its potential to make [...]

By |2020-09-16T14:52:43+01:009th September, 2020|DPO, ThoughtLeadership|

Hospitality industry faces data scrutiny

Two recent actions against prominent hotel groups in Europe suggest a heightened regulator focus on data protection issues in the hospitality industry. The lessons learned are equally applicable to many other sectors. On 19 August, a class action lawsuit was filed in the High Court of England and Wales against Marriott International for a data [...]

By |2020-08-26T08:32:20+01:0025th August, 2020|ThoughtLeadership|

HewardMills talks with Active Navigation and Faegre Drinker on the PrivSec panel

Last month, our CEO Dyann Heward-Mills participated on a PrivSec panel with Active Navigation and Faegre Drinker to discuss Data Mapping, DPOs, Consumer Protection and how to create a winning approach for global privacy compliance. In the webinar recording [CLICK HERE TO WATCH], Dyann discussed the importance of accountability and the legitimate processing of data. She [...]

By |2020-08-25T09:34:26+01:0024th August, 2020|ThoughtLeadership|

Why organizations need to follow all DPO requirements

Over two years have passed since the highly debated General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018. By updating its predecessor – the Data Protection Directive – it forcefully placed data protection on the compliance agenda in the European Union and generated greater awareness of privacy rights.  As a result, supervisory [...]

By |2020-08-21T17:38:51+01:0020th August, 2020|ThoughtLeadership|

Privacy Shield Struck Down by European Court of Justice

The EU-US Privacy Shield allows companies to adhere to higher privacy standards before transferring data to the US. This system has facilitated transnational digital trade for more than 5,300 companies and served as an important instrument for the transfer of EU residents’ data to the US. However, on July 16, the Court of Justice [...]

By |2020-08-12T13:11:45+01:0011th August, 2020|ThoughtLeadership|

GDPR vs CCPA: top 5 obligations global DPOs should pay attention to

July 1, 2020 was the official deadline to meet the standards of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), which came into effect. While arguably the most advanced consumer privacy protection law in the US, the CCPA is notably less extensive than its EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) counterpart. This means a [...]

By |2020-07-09T08:06:18+01:006th July, 2020|ThoughtLeadership|

EU DPA’s response to coronavirus – balancing data protection, public health, and economies amid a pandemic

EU Data Protection Authority’s response, balancing data protection against public health, economic concerns and official global pandemic.  By now we are all aware that we are living in unprecedented times across social, economic, and political spheres. Aside from emergency laws, legal obligations remain consistent, with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) being no exception.  While there are exceptions for use of data for public interest, the scientific and health research [...]

By |2020-06-01T13:30:40+01:003rd April, 2020|DPO, ThoughtLeadership|

Coronavirus and data protection

‘…even in these exceptional times, the data controller must ensure the protection of the personal data of the data subjects’, Andrea Jelinek, Chair of the European Data Protection Board The European Data Protection Board’s advice During epidemics and pandemics, employers and public health authorities can process health data lawfully without the need to obtain [...]

By |2020-06-01T13:23:54+01:0019th March, 2020|DPO, ThoughtLeadership|

The new European strategy for data – implications for Big Tech

Last month, the European Commission released its Data Strategy with the aim to create a single data market, promoting greater data sharing to benefit businesses across all industries and sectors in the European Union. In light of this direction outlined by the European Commission, we take a closer look at the regulations and implications for [...]

By |2020-06-01T13:16:33+01:0010th March, 2020|DPO, ThoughtLeadership|