Newly Released EU GDPR Guidance

December 21, 2016

The EU GDPR goes into effect in May, 2018. While that may seem far away, for many organizations the changes required to become compliant with the new law will take several quarters to implement. Some of the larger changes required will deal with the new “Right to Data Portability”, Identifying a lead supervisory authority, and appointing a “Data Protection Officer.” The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has just released guidance on these three requirements. The guidance is summarized below, along with links to the full documents. 1) Right to Data Portability Article 20 provides data subjects with the right to … Continue reading Newly Released EU GDPR Guidance

Majority of Companies Actively Preparing for EU GDPR

November 10, 2016

A new benchmarking study by IAPP & TRUSTe is available: Preparing for the GDPR: DPOs, PIAs, and Data Mapping. Contrary to many mainstream media reports that indicate a lack of GDPR awareness, more than 90% of organizations have begun preparing for GDPR compliance. Key Takeaways Over 90% of survey respondents have at least begun preparations for GDPR compliance. EU companies are further along the compliance path with 67% reporting their implementation is underway or completed vs. 42% for the US. 43% of companies report they already conduct data inventory and mapping projects, and another 30% are planning to do so … Continue reading Majority of Companies Actively Preparing for EU GDPR