It is no longer news that EU-US data transfers have become increasingly challenging given the invalidation of the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework in 2020. Since then, companies have had to rely on standard contractual clauses and in other cases, data subjects have had to give consent for such transfers to happen knowing the risk of […]
Category: Beyond EU
GDPR and HR data for non EU-companies
It’s been three years since the GDPR entered into force and although it provided clarity in regards to handling personal data, some ambiguities still remain. In particular when it concerns employing EU employees as a non-EU organization. Territorial applicability The territorial applicability of the GDPR is outlined in Article 3 and is conditional on three […]
A Comparison of POPIA and GDPR in Key Areas
South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) will see its final sections go into effect on 30 June 2021. Furthermore, parties subject to POPIA must be fully compliant with the guidelines by 1 July 2021. A number of them may have a head start if they already adhere to established data protection guidelines such […]
What is the difference between personally identifiable information (PII) and personal data?
When organisations seek to protect their user’s data, it is necessary that they understand the data they need to safeguard. Personal data, in the context of GDPR, covers a much wider range of information than personally identifiable information (PII), commonly used in North America. In other words, while all PII is considered personal data, not all […]
Personal data and cold calling under the GDPR
A personal data focused analysis of what is wrong with cold calling someone. And how to make it right. Cold calling individuals is like throwing a rock in a pond with the hope of catching a fish. Obviously, the success rate is high enough to justify manning the phone with a single person all the […]
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 […]
California Residents Gain Strongest Data Privacy Rights in US
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 […]