OneTrust DataGuidance: Comparing privacy laws: GDPR v. CCPA

The General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (‘GDPR’) and the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (‘CCPA’) (SB-1121 as amended at the time of this publication) both aim to guarantee strong protection for individuals regarding their personal data and apply to businesses that collect, use, or share consumer data, whether the information was obtained […]

#privacy: Most EU cookie notices are not GDPR compliant

Researchers have found that 86% of cookie consent notices are offering no options other than a confirmation button. Researchers from the University of Michigan and Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany, conducted a study looking into how European consumers interact with cookie consent mechanisms, and how various design choices could influence a consumers privacy choice.  The study […]

Websites are making less money since GDPR 

In a working paper, researchers have found that websites are earning less money since the EU General Data Protection Regulation went into effect.   The paper  examined data from Adobe Analytics, from before and after GDPR had been implemented, and looked at how the European privacy law impacted the revenue of online businesses.  The researchers looked […]

EU Commission: GDPR shows results, back work needs to continue

The European Commission has published a report looking at the impact of EU data protection rules and how implementation can be improved.  The report concluded that most Member states have set up the necessary legal framework and the new system of strengthening the enforcement of data protection rules is falling into place.  Věra Jourová, Commissioner […]

Almost a third of EU firms still not GDPR compliant

A new report by accounting company RSM announced that almost one in three European businesses are not compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation.  RSM conducted a survey with the European Business Awards and spoke to over 300 companies. It was noted that medium-sized businesses are “struggling to understand and implement” GDPR.  Since its implementation […]