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Blockchain & DLT under the GDPR explained to the European Commission

Tuesday June 4th, 2019 by Silvan Jongerius

Today, I had the opportunity to present the key issues of Blockchain & DLT under the GDPR to a delegation of the European Commission in Berlin. Below is a summarised version of the issues I presented. 1. Is the Opinion 05/2014 by Working Party 29 still valid? Article 29 Working Party issued comprehensive guidance on […]

One year of GDPR: GDPR enforcement and awareness

Saturday May 25th, 2019 by Malia Thuret-Benoist

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force after years of debate and preparation. The European Commission started in January 2012 to set out plans for data protection reform across the European Union in order to make Europe ‘fit for the digital age’. Approved by the European Parliament in April 2016, the legislation came […]

Our first open GDPR Canvas workshop

Tuesday May 21st, 2019 by Malia Thuret-Benoist

On Thursday May 16th 2019, TechGDPR hosted it’s first open GDPR Canvas workshop: ‘Starting GDPR compliance with the GDPR Canvas’, for members of Factory Berlin. The GDPR Canvas Workshop is a workshop that is normally delivered within a team or organisation, but for this workshop we wanted to gain experience with the open format with […]

WiFi-Tracking and Retail Analytics under the GDPR

Monday April 8th, 2019 by Silvan Jongerius

WiFi-tracking is used for many purposes, including producing heat-maps of spaces, counting passers-by and analyzing people movement and visits. This can be extremely useful for businesses to better understand the use of their space and how to optimize this, and it is already in wide use in shopping malls, airports and hotels all around the […]

How to develop Artificial Intelligence that is GDPR-friendly

Thursday February 28th, 2019 by Anamika Ved (guest post)

GDPR coming into effect coincides with the more widespread adoption of artificial intelligence as the technology becomes embedded in more and more enterprise applications. There is a palpable excitement around AI for its potential to revolutionize seemingly every facet of every industry. Studies reveal that 80% of executives believe AI boosts productivity. In the immediate […]

Is total privacy GDPR compliant? Zcash report shows how “Privacy by Design” handling of personal data gets us close.

Tuesday February 5th, 2019 by Silvan Jongerius

Last week, Forbes examined the promise of privacy in P4 protocol in the article (“Zcash Out To Prove Privacy Is Key To Crypto Adoption With GDPR-Complying Use Cases” by Darryn Pollock). Pollock’s article included a link to TechGDPR’s Zcash GDPR assessment. In addition to the article in Forbes, ZCash has published its own statement, as […]

The GDPR + Blockchain: Reflecting back and looking ahead

Tuesday January 8th, 2019 by Silvan Jongerius

Looking back, 2018 was a year full of important developments, both for privacy and blockchain – the two main areas of TechGDPR’s specialisation. In privacy, the GDPR went into effect, we paid careful attention as the first fines were issued, and the very first guidance on blockchain came out. In blockchain, a lot of guidance […]

American Intern Meets the GDPR

Wednesday December 12th, 2018 by Barbara Moss

Editor’s Note: Barbara Moss worked with TechGDPR as a research intern in late 2018. During her final week, we asked her to share her thoughts on learning about data privacy in Europe as a “digital native” from the U.S.A. Arriving with an American Perspective Since the enforcement  of the General Data Protection Regulation in the […]

GDPR, Blockchain, and the Principles of Privacy by Design

Monday December 3rd, 2018 by Silvan Jongerius

Since the introduction of the GDPR we have dealt with many aspects of the regulation. What has emerged as one of the most interesting areas for me to work on is Privacy by Design (or “Data Protection by Design and by Default,” in the language of the GDPR). The simple requirement to implement privacy from […]

The Limits of Blockchain Privacy and the GDPR

Monday October 22nd, 2018 by Jesse Van Mouwerik

There are many reasons why people are excited about the possibilities of blockchain technology—from decentralized networks to the removal of middlemen—but the most popular reason is the appeal of privacy. The myth that blockchain is immune to privacy breaches, however, is quickly unraveling. Those who feel protected solely because they’re putting today’s most disruptive form […]

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