Twitter updates TOS and privacy policy to comply with GDPR

Twitter announced changes to its terms of service (TOS) and privacy policy in a blog post Tuesday morning. The post, titled “Continuing Our Commitments to Privacy & Transparency,” comes in advance of the May 25, 2018, deadline for complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The post was written by the company’s data protection officer, Damien Kieran. It’s the …

Facebook face-recognition error looks awkward ahead of GDPR

A Facebook face recognition notification slip-up hints at how risky the company’s approach to compliance with a tough new European data protection standard could turn out to be. On Friday a Metro journalist in the UK reported receiving a notification about the company’s face-recognition technology — which told him “the setting is on.” The wording was curious, as the technology …

GDPR kills the American internet: Long live the internet!

I began writing the print version of this rag in September, 1987. Ronald Reagan was President, almost nobody carried a mobile phone, Bill Gates was worth $1.25 billion, and there was no Internet in the sense we know it today because Al Gore had yet to “invent” it. My point here is that a lot can change in 30+ years …

BigID lands in the right place at the right time with GDPR

Every startup needs a little skill and a little luck. BigID, a NYC-based data governance solution has been blessed with both. The company, which helps customers identify sensitive data in big data stores, launched at just about the same time that the EU announced the GDPR data privacy regulations. Today, the company is having trouble keeping up with the business. …

Post-GDPR, Clients Will Own Data And Agencies Must Get Creative

“Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today’s column is written by John Snyder, CEO at Grapeshot. The upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides impetus for brands to take a stronger hand in the stewardship of the data that will be left to them. As a …

GDPR Is A New Standard For Marketers

Shutterstock On May 25, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will enforce new standards for the protection of consumer data and have a profound effect on the way companies acquire and manage that data. So should brands be worried? Will this blow a hole in your EU marketing initiatives and crush your top line? And more to the point, will …

A flaw-by-flaw guide to Facebook’s new GDPR privacy changes

Facebook is about to start pushing European users to speed through giving consent for its new GDPR privacy law compliance changes. It will ask people to review how Facebook applies data from the web to target them with ads, and surface the sensitive profile info they share. Facebook will also allow European and Canadian users to turn on facial recognition …

GDPR Compliance: For many companies, it might be time to panic

The deadline for complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is rapidly approaching, and many companies still aren’t prepared, according to a newly released study by security research firm Crowd Research Partners. GDPR, a set of rules developed by the European Parliament, European Council, and European Commission to ensure data protection for individuals within the European Union (EU), officially …

GDPR Is An Opportunity For CEO Statesmanship

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be a game changer. On May 25, 2018, the European Union will adopt the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a sweeping new law that holds businesses strictly accountable for the transparency and security of any consumer information they possess. For any company in the world that collects or uses consumer data, …

This week in GDPR

Welcome to our new feature. As the May 25, 2018, deadline for compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) approaches, we’ll share updates on who is doing what right here. FileCloud, a cloud-agnostic Enterprise File Sharing and Sync (EFSS) platform, has announced GDPR compliance support across Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. With the move, FileCloud says it …