Three things you should NOT do when working with data transfers in a post-‘Schrems II’ world (video)

Organizing your data transfers to 3rd countries in a post-'Schrems II' world might become a truly daunting task. But what should definitely be avoided? Learn from this short video. https://youtu.be/8dz7bYicWU0

International companies transferring personal data to multiple 3rd countries are unlikely to soon find a 100% workable approach to address ‘Schrems II’ implications.

Why I think so? It stems from a superb article written by the IAPP authors who skilfully and clearly explain (for the first time ever?) how to tackle the issues raised in the CJEU’s decision and to continue data transfer to USA based on supplemented SCC (see the link below). Just take a deeper look … Continue reading International companies transferring personal data to multiple 3rd countries are unlikely to soon find a 100% workable approach to address ‘Schrems II’ implications.

BCRs and Tetra Pak has just got them approved in Sweden

An extremely interesting development considering the recent Schrems II decision and that Tetra Pak has US operations. This is a first for the Swedish Data Protection Authority with BCRs. OneTrust has a good summary of the decision, etc., in English. Here is the decision in Swedish. Now, there is much discussions on the legality of … Continue reading BCRs and Tetra Pak has just got them approved in Sweden

Who is the controller?

An extremely well-written article from OneTrust in the context of adtech, but still I am sure will get you thinking deep.

Cookie consent banner for the SMB

There's been quite some cookie talk lately on this blog and one reason why is that I have as CEO of my little startup been looking for a cookie consent banner which costs nothing for my website. So why only now. Well, I did only have essential cookies on my website until recently which didn't … Continue reading Cookie consent banner for the SMB

Let’s get creative with cookie banners! I’m sure it’s fine?

I am seeing more and more the new type cookie banner, which basically informs you of non-essential cookies, i.e. it is not required for the essential ones which is great, however.... there is some creative engineering active which is not compliant with GDPR. I am accepting non-essential cookies, for whatever the reason on my side, … Continue reading Let’s get creative with cookie banners! I’m sure it’s fine?

The Well – Being of Privacy Professionals: A Critical Component for Success

The fields of privacy and data protection are fairly new areas of professional activity. Certainly the last generation+ has seen an explosion in job growth. The question naturally arises, then, as to whether individuals working in the area are happy and professionally satisfied. Do they derive professional satisfaction? Are they thriving? Is stress in the … Continue reading The Well – Being of Privacy Professionals: A Critical Component for Success

A Conversation with Sonia Intonti: Schrems II and the Way Forward

We said it to ourselves, and we heard it repeated many times, that this year 2020 will certainly have no place in the annals as a lucky year. The beginning of this new decade has seen the life or at best the activity of many of us bending due to the pandemic crisis caused by … Continue reading A Conversation with Sonia Intonti: Schrems II and the Way Forward

The GDPR and U.S. Universities

The Future of Privacy Forum released a fantastic report in May 2020 entitled, "The General Data Protection Regulation: Analysis and Guidance for U.S. Higher Education Institutions." As someone who has worked in U.S. university research management for over 25 years, this document was a welcomed addition covering a big sector of the U.S. economy. The … Continue reading The GDPR and U.S. Universities

Two money-saving starting points on how to meet the requirement to assess the level of protection in third countries.

It's been more than two weeks since CJEU announced its 'Schrems II’ decision, introducing the requirement to evaluate legal landscape in third countries (those of data importers) and put additional safeguards in place, as necessary, - even if the data are transferred to other than USA third countries based on SCC or BCR. FAQ issued … Continue reading Two money-saving starting points on how to meet the requirement to assess the level of protection in third countries.