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Tick, tick, tick. it’s here … GDPR!

May 25th GDPR DAY! It’s here, today is the day. After a ticking clock, the day has arrived. May 25th – the GDPR has gone from discussion and preparation to reality. Or has it? With today being a Friday, and Monday being a bank holiday across most of Europe, the real impact won’t set in […]

PDEC’s GDPR Series # 4 – Guest Post from Iain Henderson

NOTE FROM DEAN: Our GDPR countdown series continues. This is a guest post from Iain Henderson. A member of PDEC since its inception, I’ve known Iain from the beginnings of Project VRM, where he and I were charter members and we both served on the Steering Committee. Iain’s quickie bio reads as follows: Father, data geek, […]

Countdown to GDPR: A pre-GDPR Object Lesson in France?

GDPR: CNIL Warns Direct Energie about Personal Data Location: France Date: March 2018 – 8 weeks ahead of May 25th On the 27th of March this year the French Data Protection Authority CNIL announced that it had issued a formal notice to DIRECT ENERGIE, Société, for its failure to obtain customer consent to collect customers’ […]

Global Regulatory Discord and The Dawn of The Personal Information Economy

“While the U.S. administration is dialing-back on regulations that protect personal information, European regulators are ratcheting them up.” Michael Becker “We’ve lost control of our personal data.” Tim Berners-Lee A guest blog post from Michael Becker, President of the PDEC Governance Board: Remember Orwell’s book “1984”? It turns out that George Orwell might have been an optimist. […]