EDPB draft guidelines on the territorial scope of the GDPR

On 23 November 2018, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) issued draft guidelines (Guidelines) on the extraterritorial scope of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The purported extraterritorial scope of the GDPR has been a source of worry to many businesses, particularly those outside the EU. The Guidelines, which are still under review, will aim […]

Malaysia reviews data protection laws

Malaysia is in the process of updating its data protection laws to bring them in line with current standards. Minister Gobind Singh Deo said that the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia through the Personal Data Protection Department is now assessing the nation’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). Gobind has stressed the need for a refresh […]

GDPR: Are you in the know?

2018 stood as the year for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). The regulation came into full force on the 25th May overturning compliance procedures and resulted in an influx in last minute policy emails. But GDPR in 2019 is not any less relevant and if anything compliance has become more important. Whilst supervisory authorities are […]

Code is the future of data protection, says PwC’s Stewart Room at Data Protection World Forum

The first morning session at the Keynote Conference Theatre at Data Protection World Forum studied the GDPR landscape around us. Stewart Room put a future perspective on the issue, presenting the case for data security as a journey to a coded domain, while exposing the outdated methods organisations are currently employing as they battle to […]

US news websites lock Europeans out

US news websites sites that lock out Europeans are just applying a band aid to a much deeper privacy wound, suggests GDPR expert An expert on GDPR has warned that US news websites that have temporarily made their publications unavailable to European readers, are applying a short-sighted approach, and unless they can show that they […]

Small businesses and GDPR: don’t let words from the regulator lull you into a false sense of security

Small businesses were taking comfort from words of re-assurance from the UK privacy regulator, but that does not mean they don’t need to worry about GDPR, suggest experts. “It is nonsense to think that the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) is going to be making early examples of small businesses by levying large fines,” suggested Elizabeth […]