GDPR Consent Requirements. First ICO Guidelines

The General Data Protection Regulation is a strong privacy and data protection framework. One of the most important and large changes are the concepts of consent. GDPR increases the bar for consent management. I would not say that GDPR puts the consent requirements “high”, but the requirements are certainly higher…

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ePrivacy Regulation Importance

This very short note doesn’t mean to be technical. European Parliament will soon start the work on the ePrivacy regulation, one of the most important privacy and data protection regulatory frameworks in Europe. In short, ePrivacy concerns the matters of security and privacy of communication and data exchange, as…

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ePrivacy Proposal Officially Released

European Commission has revealed their proposal for updating of ePrivacy directive. I have previously analysed a version of ePrivacy document leaked in December. The new regulation still provides strong guarantees of integrity and confidentiality of communication (concerning also Instant messengers such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Google Hangout, etc.). That’s…

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Privacy Engineering Principles Recommended by NIST

Understanding and perceiving privacy as a technological and strategic aspect is becoming a standard practice. The recently published NIST Internal Report “An Introduction to Privacy Engineering and Risk Management” is an interesting attempt to systematize the understanding of privacy engineering. Privacy in this view forms an important technical and strategic…

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