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Aurélie Pols, Contributor

A former Data Governance and Privacy Engineer with Salesforce (previously Krux Digital Inc.), a member of the European Data Protection Supervisor’s Ethics Advisory Group, a professor at IE Business School in Madrid, and an advisor to the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). A founder of a Privacy and Data Protection Consultancy, Mind Your Privacy.

To Appoint a DPO – Data Protection Officer – or Not?

Author Category Data Privacy & Security

An advertising agency in Europe recently published a job offer for a “Data Privacy Officer”. I imagine the idea was to find someone to tackle GDPR compliance for the agency, and take on the rising number of issues reported by clients about data use and related obligations. While this agency is the first in a […]

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The Story Behind Safe Harbor and Privacy Shield

Author Category Data Privacy & Security

It’s not uncommon in today’s world to hear about companies being hacked and data being stolen. And while a lot of these cases end up in court, there hasn’t been a lot of litigation about data protection. In other words, there haven’t been a lot of court cases about privacy. We’ve been increasingly hearing about […]

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3 Security Procedures GDPR Requires Companies to Set Up

Author Category Data Privacy & Security

This blog series focused on the GDPR has walked you through the various obligations under the GDPR that make up these new regulations. The GDPR comes into force in May 2018 with potential fines of up to 4% of global turnover. We’ve talked about when it applies; what PII vs. personal data means; what consent […]

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5 GDPR Rights With Serious Technical Consequences

Author Category Data Privacy & Security

To assure GDPR compliance, most data-driven companies focus on the text’s 99 articles. There are 173 recitals adding further details to this groundbreaking legislation. Recital 4 highlights the spirit of the law by stating “the processing of personal data should be designed to serve mankind”. It further emphasizes that “the right to protection of personal […]

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How to Make Digital Analytics Processing Lawful Under GDPR and ePrivacy?

Author Category Data Privacy & Security

If you’re a regular reader of the blog series on GDPR Piwik PRO is focusing on, you possibly noticed our posts are leading you through the questions your company should answer to assure readiness and minimize compliance risks with a view to the May 2018 deadline. We initially talked about whether GDPR applied to your […]

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Sensitive Data and Teaching Kids How to Lie on the Internet

Author Category Data Privacy & Security

Our “Smart” TV has its camera no more. We deactivated it when first setting up the device. Software updates tended to override that very setting. A cache was put on the camera. Finally, we exchanged the TV for another without camera or microphone – to find such a device, the local vendor had to fetch […]

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Does “We Don’t Collect PII” Still Work?

Author Category Data Privacy & Security

Let’s rephrase the question to read “can you afford to keep using old adages to avoid privacy obligations”? Remember, GDPR influences the risk equation with fines that can go as high as 20 million euros or 4% of global turnover, combined with a massive loss of consumer trust. Once we acknowledge that the risk equation […]

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Why the GDPR Applies Even If Your Company Is Not Based in the EU

Author Category Data Privacy & Security

Lawyers typically start their data protection compliance assessments by asking 2 simple questions: what data and where? The next step then flows logically to define which laws apply, depending upon where the data collection and processing operations take place. From there, a gap analysis is undertaken to detail a risk estimation related to data usage […]

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What You Should Know About the GDPR. An Interview With Aurelie Pols. (Part 2)

Author Category Data Privacy & Security

This is the second part of the Q&A with Aurélie Pols. To read the first one, click here. What industries will the changes impact most and how will they affect them? Unfortunately, I don’t have a crystal ball. Many industries have invested in data over the past years, therefore companies and their respective industry organizations […]

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What You Should Know About the GDPR. An Interview With Aurelie Pols. (Part 1)

Author Category Data Privacy & Security

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has long been in the spotlight. And for a good reason – it is bound to profoundly affect organizations’ data operations. The Regulation comes into effect on May 25, 2018, which means it’s about time organizations revised their online strategies to have them in place before the law takes […]

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