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Tag: Privacy

Tag: Privacy

”Pay or ok” — Does this new paid subscription model invalidate consent?

There has been much debate about the validity of consent under the GDPR as it relates to the “Pay or ok” paid subscription model on social media and other platforms and websites.   Since November 7, European users of Facebook and Instagram have had the option to pay a subscription in exchange for an ad-free

The Indiana Consumer Data Protection Act: continuing the trend of state level Privacy law in the US

Many US states, including Indiana, have implemented comprehensive privacy laws to protect residents’ information, following trends set by the EU GDPR and fellow US States.   With the rise of data breaches and the increasing use of technology in everyday life, many US states have taken it upon themselves to enact comprehensive privacy laws safeguarding

The Delaware Personal Data Privacy Act: A Comprehensive Overview

With the introduction of the Delaware Personal Data Privacy Act, Delaware has joined the ranks of US states with their own consumer privacy laws.   Governments worldwide are enacting legislation to safeguard individuals’ sensitive information and hold businesses accountable for its protection. The Delaware Personal Data Privacy Act (DPPA) is one such regulation that aims

The importance of data protection for small and medium-sized businesses

In an increasingly digital world, the importance of data protection for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) is more apparent than ever, particularly to safeguard valuable information and maintain trust with customers.   We live in a world where data is at the core of most businesses. From customer information to employee records, companies rely heavily

New adequacy decision for the EU-US Data Privacy Framework

The European Union and the United States have reached a new agreement on data transfers, which will allow businesses to transfer data from the EU to companies participating in the EU-US Data Privacy Framework.   The European Commission has recently announced a new adequacy decision for EU-US transfers, marking a significant development in the protection

How to choose the right outsourced DPO for your tech business

When deciding to outsource DPO services in a tech business, understanding how to choose the right outsourced DPO for your category of tech business is essential.    With the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), tech businesses have had to take their data protection measures more seriously. One aspect of ensuring GDPR compliance

The benefits of outsourced DPO for tech companies

There are various benefits of an outsourced DPO, particularly for tech companies looking to stay up to date on GDPR compliance.    In today’s digital age, data is one of the most valuable assets that a company can possess. However, with the increasing number of data breaches and cyber-attacks, data protection has become a significant

Meta fined record €1,2bn by Irish Data Protection Commission for personal data transfers to the US

Meta Ireland was fined €1,2bn by the Irish Data Protection Commission for noncompliance with the GDPR in relation to transfers of personal data from the EU/EEA to the US   Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (“Meta Ireland”, formerly Facebook Ireland Limited) has been fined €1,2bn by the Data Protection Commission (DPC) in Ireland for transferring personal

ICO fines two UK companies £180,000 for unlawful marketing calls

The ICO fines two UK companies for breaching PECR and launches video guides for small businesses.   The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recently fined two companies a total of £180,000 for making unlawful marketing calls. The companies, Ice Telecommunications Ltd and UK Direct Business Solutions Ltd, were found to have made thousands of unsolicited

CNIL selects three digital companies for an enhanced support program on data protection projects

CNIL selects three digital companies for an enhanced support program to promote innovative projects in data protection and privacy.   The French data protection authority, CNIL, has selected three digital companies for its Enhanced Support program: Contentsquare, Hugging Face and Lifen. The program aims to support innovative projects in the field of data protection and