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Blocks Ascending: The GDPR Checklist for Any Blockchain Project

Monday September 17th, 2018 by Jesse van Mouwerik

  The rise of blockchain technology, and its accompanying data-centric enterprises, are starting to impact how technology around the world is regulated. From China cracking down on ICOs, to new data privacy laws in California, to countries attracting entire crypto-economies to their shores, the global data privacy landscape is complex and constantly in flux. Such conditions can tempt […]

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What the GDPR’s ‘Privacy By Design’ Really Means for Your Business

Friday August 31st, 2018 by Anamika Ved and Jesse van Mouwerik

How, exactly, can privacy be designed? Companies concerned about Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may or may not have already considered the curious concept of “privacy by design and privacy by default” — but consider it, they must. While it’s hardly the most charming regulatory text ever written, it’s implications are vast, and understanding it properly […]

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California Residents Gain Strongest Data Privacy Rights in US

Wednesday August 22nd, 2018 by Pierson Klein

  Data privacy law in California just took a giant step forward. The new California Consumer Privacy Act, which was passed at the end of June 2018, is the strictest data privacy law in the United States to date. With many GDPR-like qualities, this new legislation could signify a larger trend in US policy regarding […]

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Disruptive Startups Must Also Disrupt Common GDPR Assumptions

Thursday August 16th, 2018 by Silvan Jongerius

In July, I attended the Pirate Summit in Cologne where there was plenty of discussion among startups and entrepreneurs about the GDPR. As the founder of a consulting firm with “GDPR” in the name (as well as the wearer of a customized T-shirt just for this occasion) attendees were eager to share their thoughts with […]

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Your IoT Product is Not as GDPR Compliant as You Think

Friday July 27th, 2018 by Jesse van Mouwerik

  There is much more to IoT security than meets the eye, especially as it concerns the GDPR. Be it for research, data collection, or consumer convenience, even the most seemingly mundane IoT devices can be unexpectedly collecting and storing what the GDPR is likely to consider personal data. Whether data is being collected unknowingly, […]

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How Countries are Creating Blockchain Economies

Wednesday July 18th, 2018 by Pierson Klein

Since the spring, there has been a boom in the number of countries looking to capitalize on the blockchain craze. Around the same time, the European Union issued the General Data Privacy Regulations (GDPR), which would place regulations on blockchain technology. However, GDPR does not perfectly encompass blockchain. Nevertheless, these countries are advocating for blockchain […]

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Can Blockchain Rescue our Identity from the Digital Abyss?

Monday July 16th, 2018 by Marshall Taylor

  This guest post was written by Marshall Taylor and was originally published by Coin Central. It is re-published here with permission.   Our modern identity management systems are currently in crisis and it seems this is really just the status quo, but does it need to be? It doesn’t take a lot of digging […]

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GDPR Compliance: It’s a Process, Not a Product

Tuesday July 10th, 2018 by Karen Reilly and Jesse Van Mouwerik

GDPR compliance mandates can be tricky to interpret for companies handling advanced technology. For leaders in tech, it can be tempting to look at the new rules laid out by Europe’s GDPR and seek a simple, one-size-fits-all solution to the problem of sustained compliance. As any good CISO will tell you, however, such solutions do […]

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GDPR’s Big Issue with Big Data

Friday July 6th, 2018 by Jesse van Mouwerik

Understanding how Big Data is regulated by the EU is no easy task.  Generally speaking, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is having a major impact on an array of different businesses worldwide – Or at least, those in the majority who agree that continuing business within one of the world’s largest economic […]

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The Bittersweet Relationship Between Blockchain and GDPR

Wednesday June 27th, 2018 by Silvan Jongerius

An adapted excerpt from Silvan Jongerius’s (CEO) talk on Blockchain and GDPR at the National Library of Latvia in Riga at Digital Era 2018 With the GDPR now in full effect, improving upon the currently bittersweet regulatory relationship between Brussels and blockchain networks is critical. Thanks to its unique structural advantages and decentralized framework, blockchain […]

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