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GDPR’s Right to be Forgotten in Blockchain: it’s not black and white.

Tuesday August 13th, 2019 by Silvan Jongerius

There have been many discussions about the big problem of the right to be forgotten (right to erasure, Article 17) under the GDPR. As blockchain generally is immutable, and the GDPR requires personal data to be deleted. Many people therefor conclude that it is impossible to store any kind of personal data on a blockchain. […]

Personal data and cold calling under the GDPR

Tuesday June 25th, 2019 by Alex Carroll

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Friday August 31st, 2018 by Anamika Ved

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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