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How to obtain consent and collect data under CNIL guidance and GDPR

February 4, 2020

How to obtain consent and collect data under CNIL guidance and GDPR

Privacy advocates and enthusiasts hoped that the GDPR would make the data ecosystem safer and crystallize the rules around consent. However, from the user’s perspective things don’t appear so rosy. Consent pop-ups tend to be manipulative or misdirecting, forcing permission or making it hard to opt out. According to a study done by researchers at […]

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The CJEU Sheds More Light on Trackers and Consent Requirements

November 18, 2019

The CJEU Sheds More Light on Trackers and Consent Requirements

This year, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued two crucial rulings on consent requirements regarding cookie compliance, under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ePrivacy Directive 2002/58/EC (ePrivacy Directive also known as Cookie Directive) and Directive 95/46/EC (Data Protection Directive). They highlight that the use of pre-ticked boxes on websites to […]

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Is Google Analytics GDPR Compliant? 10 Things to Consider

June 26, 2019

Is Google Analytics GDPR Compliant? 10 Things to Consider

Google Analytics is by far the most popular analytics tool on the market. It’s free, and it allows you to analyze website traffic and gather valuable data about user behavior. However, collecting analytics data requires compliance with data protection regulations, including GDPR. In recent months, we’ve heard reports of some really bad privacy practices by […]

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10 Elements Every GDPR-Compliant Privacy Policy Should Have

May 29, 2019

10 Elements Every GDPR-Compliant Privacy Policy Should Have

Gone are the days when privacy policies were so vague that only lawyers could understand them. In Europe, at least, we owe it to GDPR. One of the reasons the EU introduced GDPR was to make people more informed and put them in control of how businesses collect, use, share, secure and process their personal […]

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9 Steps to Make Your Analytics LGPD-Compliant

April 26, 2019

9 Steps to Make Your Analytics LGPD-Compliant

Brazil is another country with strong data privacy regulations – specifically, the Brazilian General Data Privacy Law, also known as LGPD. Beginning August 2020, it will give more than 210 million people new rights to access and control their own data and impact how companies manage their privacy. You might be wondering how it will […]

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We’re Releasing “The State of GDPR Consent” Report

February 11, 2019

We’re Releasing “The State of GDPR Consent” Report

GDPR has been in force since last May, but what has really changed? This report tries to answer that question by examining how organizations in the EU and North America are collecting and using data consents for EU internet users. There are many indications that tech and advertising giants have a stake in keeping the […]

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We’re Launching a GDPR Cookie Scanner!

January 21, 2019

We’re Launching a GDPR Cookie Scanner!

Now that GDPR has entered into force, every company doing business in the EU is obliged to ask for permission in order to process data from their website visitors. The first months since the introduction of the regulation, however, show that many businesses don’t take this responsibility seriously enough. How do we know? Because banners […]

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OECD Guidelines: 8 Privacy Principles to Live By

September 21, 2018

OECD Guidelines: 8 Privacy Principles to Live By

There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to reducing data-privacy risks. Protection policies may depend on numerous considerations, such as different categories of data, varying legislation, or purpose of data processing. However, there are frameworks that may be used as tools to help you structure discussions about privacy requirements in your organization. A great […]

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Data Processing Agreement: 7 Elements Every DPA Should Have

August 9, 2018

Data Processing Agreement: 7 Elements Every DPA Should Have

If you want to know how to construct a lawful data processing agreement, you’re in the right place. In this blog post we’ll walk you through all the important elements of a DPA under GDPR.GDPR imposes many obligations on companies wanting to collect and use personal data about their clients (we have tackled them in […]

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Privacy by Design Under the GDPR

August 2, 2018

Privacy by Design Under the GDPR

We live in an age where collecting tons of data on a daily basis is perfectly normal. It’s just ho-hum, day-to-day reality. But because it often involves processing massive amounts of personal information, the whole process calls for special measures to safeguard user privacy. Unfortunately, not every company treats this issue seriously enough to apply […]

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