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Struggling with GDPR compliance? Don’t waste money on legal advice: Buy a shredder 0

Oh, and this visitor book. How about a £60 cardboard bin? There is, it seems, no deterring the General Data Protection Regulation snake-oil sellers, who will happily stick “GDPR compliant”

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Can AI and GDPR Co-Exist? 0

AI says, ‘Give me more data!’; GDPR says, ‘Slow down buddy!’ Training an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm requires data—lots of data. But staying GDPR-compliant while acquiring that data can be almost impossible. Here’s the problem: To make a decision about

Google to appeal €50 million GDPR fine 0

French watchdog said search giant violated EU privacy rules. U.S. tech giant Google said Wednesday it would appeal the €50 million fine for privacy violations issued by the French data protection authority earlier this week. “We’ve worked hard to create

Software to support your GDPR compliance project 0

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance should be a priority and high on every organisation’s agenda with less than two months until the regulation comes into effect on 25 May 2018. Organisations need to be aware of what data they

ICO fines Leave.EU and Arron Banks’ insurance £120,000 over marketing law breaches 0

The two companies which traded under the name of Go Skippy Insurance will now face ICO auditing action The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Leave.EU and Arron Banks a combined sum of £120,000, following investigations into the companies’ marketing

Baltics: How to prevent a GDPR penalty? 0

On the day of the Super Blood Moon, the French data regulatory authority (CNIL) imposed a financial penalty of EUR 50 million against Google France and made the full text of the punitive decision public for two years. This is

Apple, Amazon Among Others Accused of Failure to Comply With GDPR in Austria 0

The action by noyb, chaired by data privacy activist Max Schrems, also named Netflix, Spotify and YouTube, after it tested them by requesting private data the companies hold about the user. Apple and Amazon are among eight tech firms named

Google fined $57m by French regulator for breaching GDPR 0

French data protection authority CNIL has slapped a €50 million ($57 million) on Google for failing to meet requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation. The regulator hit Google on two points: for making it difficult for users to see

ICO warns that the Washington Post offers invalid cookie consent under the GDPR 0

It has been reported that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued the US-based Washington Post newspaper with a warning about how it obtains consent for cookies from website visitors. According to a report in The Register, the ICO stated

Google Facing Complaints of GDPR Violations From Consumer Groups in 7 Countries 0

As soon as the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect in May 2018, it was only a matter of time before tech giants like Google would start to receive complaints about … This contect is protected for

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