Why Data Trusts Are a Win-Win for Companies and Consumers

Data is imperative to many crucial business processes, like marketing, product development, fraud protection, and AI. But complying with proliferating and conflicting data privacy regulations is far from easy. And asking consumers to be responsible for making decisions about their own data privacy isn’t a solid solution.  One AI expert has proposed a solution: data…
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Privacy Shield

A New Framework for a Post-Privacy Shield Era

Since the Schrems 2.0 case ended the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement, the companies that relied on the framework to transfer data between Europe and the U.S. have been left wondering what to do next. Can companies still rely on Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) for data transfers? If not, what alternatives do they have? The European…
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Flawed Data Privacy Laws

Why Most Data Privacy Laws Are Deeply Flawed

Do you ever wonder where all your data goes?  New York Times technology reporter Kashmir Hill has tried to answer that question more than a few times, with mixed results. She shared her story in a keynote address to audience members participating in The Privacy + Security Academy’s Fall Forum.  In 2019, Hill exercised her…
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Data Protection Officer

The Role of a Data Protection Officer

Privacy regulations such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and, more recently, Dubai’s Data Processing Law (DPL 2020) make it mandatory for organizations to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). Under GDPR, a DPO is required for any organization that consistently monitors EU-based data subjects on a large scale. This might exclude smaller…
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EU-US Privacy Shield

EU Creates Taskforce to Address Fallout From Privacy Shield’s Demise

Companies in the United States are just beginning to feel the impact of the Schrems 2.0 case, which heralded the end of the EU-US Privacy Shield.  With Privacy Shield’s demise, the mechanism via which 5,000+ companies transferred data from Europe is no longer valid under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Standard Contractual Clauses…
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Marketing And Data Governance CCPA And GDPR

How Marketing Teams Can Participate in Data Governance

Today’s marketing teams are collecting, storing, and processing vast amounts of customer data to make high-impact decisions and build marketing strategies. It was once believed that the more data collected the better, but this has ceased to be the case in many ways. Marketing teams need to be strategic when it comes to data collection–and…
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Privacy Shield

Privacy Shield is Dead: Data Transfers Between EU and US in Question

ADCG wrote earlier this year about the uncertain future of the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework–an agreement between the United States and the European Union that governs the transfer of data between the entities. On July 16, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) made a decision that effectively struck down the EU-US Privacy…
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GCPR And CCPA Enforcement

Unforgiving GDPR Enforcement Sets the Tone for CCPA Enforcement

Now that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) are fully-enforceable (CCPA enforcement started July 1), most of the Western world is subject to some pretty serious data privacy standards. But with any law, there’s a difference between what’s written in the rule book, and a governing body’s endgame…
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