Personal Data Sharing—Are We Really in Control?

The latest controversy surrounding personal data and how it’s shared has served as a tremendous eye opener regarding how much control we really have over our personal data online. We would like to think that the implementation of the GDPR earlier this year would tip the balance in our favor—but instead, the situation is foggier than ever, and the struggle over the control of our data is only just beginning.



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Latest bits on privacy and cybersecurity #6

Collection of latest articles and reports on privacy, data protection and cybersecurity.

What can we learn from Google €50 million fine?

On 21 January 2019, French data protection authority Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) imposed a penalty in amount of €50 million onGoogle’s U.S. headquarters – Google LLC – for infringements of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Specifically, for lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding the ads personalization.



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Happy Data Protection Day!

Today is international Data Protection Day. Yes, that’s official day! Data Protection Day, or as it is called outside Europe – Privacy Day, is celebrated each January 28th already since 2007.



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DPO.guide

I am happy to announce, that my side project – DPO.guide – is live and open to public. The primary aim of project is to create and collect guidance and resources for data protection officers (DPOs) and everyone else interested in privacy and data protection.

DPO.guide is a living project – I will add more resources and functionality to website. And I hope you will both find the project useful and will help it grow – by adding resources and spreading the word.

There are still many functionality and parts to be added – like possibility to add resource by anyone directly from website. But we’ll get there with time. At the moment – please use contact form on the site. Or just email me links to resources that may be useful to others interested in privacy and data protection.

Latest bits on privacy and cybersecurity #3

This weeks collection of latest privacy, data protection and cyber-security news and interesting articles. Enjoy the reading!

Six month prison sentence to employee for data misuse

A motor industry employee has been sentenced to six months in prison in the first prosecution to be brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under legislation which carries a potential prison sentence.

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Handbook on European data protection law

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights has published a handbook on European data protection law. This handbook is designed to familiarise legal practitioners not specialised in data protection with this emerging area of the law. The handbook provides an overview of the EU’s and the CoE’s applicable legal frameworks.

It also explains key case law, summarising major rulings of both the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights. In addition, it presents hypothetical scenarios that serve as practical illustrations of the diverse issues encountered in this ever-evolving field.

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