Author: Silvan Jongerius

Silvan Jongerius is the Managing Partner of TechGDPR. He has led data protection and security efforts since 2012, has spent over 12 years in senior technology leadership, general management and innovation for large technology educators, and has focused on Blockchain projects since 2014. He holds certifications from the Columbia Business School in Digital Strategies for Business, from the IAPP as Certified Information Privacy Professional (Europe/GDPR) and is TÜV certified Data Protection Officer (Datenschutzbeauftragter).

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

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

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 […]

The Limits of Blockchain Privacy and the GDPR

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 […]

The Bittersweet Relationship Between Blockchain and GDPR

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 […]

Artificial Intelligence and the right to explanation under the GDPR

     Although the GDPR’s mandates for better data storage and collection practices are expected to help the overall economy, rather than stifle it, there still remain many immediate compliance risks that should especially concern companies using advanced AI to collect, store, and interpret their data. When it comes to the question of how to comply […]

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