General Data Protection Regulation

Active Navigation Continues Global Expansion to Meet Growing Demand in Latin America for Data Privacy Solutions

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 1:00pm

Active Navigation's expansion comes as countries in Latin America continue to invest in data privacy solutions.

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  • Active Navigation's expansion comes as countries in Latin America continue to invest in data privacy solutions.
  • "Our expansion into Latin America marks a significant milestone for Active Navigation as we introduce our world-class software to a new audience," said Active Navigation's Chief Executive Officer Peter Baumann.
  • We look forward to supporting our international customers and their growing data privacy requirements with LinkIT LATAM."
  • Hundreds of companies and government agencies trust Active Navigation to help them control sensitive data and support compliance with various data privacy regulations such as CCPA and GDPR.

Thirtieth Plenary session: EDPB response to NGOs on Hungarian Decrees and statement on Article 23 GDPR

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 10:01pm

During its 30th plenary session, the EDPB adopted a statement on data subject rights in connection to the state of emergency in Member States.

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  • During its 30th plenary session, the EDPB adopted a statement on data subject rights in connection to the state of emergency in Member States.
  • The Board also adopted a letter in response to a letter from Civil Liberties Union for Europe, Access Now and the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) regarding the Hungarian Governments Decree 179/2020 of 4 May.
  • In both the statement and the letter the EDPB reiterates that the GDPR remains applicable and allows for an efficient response to the pandemic, while at the same time protecting fundamental rights and freedoms.
  • Furthermore, the EDPB announced it will issue guidelines on the implementation of Article 23 of the GDPR in the coming months.

AST Private Company Solutions Leverages Box Platform to Power Astrella and Transform the Private Ownership Market

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 2:00pm

AST Private Company Solutions (AST PCS) today announced that it is leveraging Box Platform to power AST PCSs new Astrella capitalization (cap) table and ownership data management system, providing users with an encrypted cloud environment and immediate access to Boxs secure cloud content management platform, data storage and collaboration tools.

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  • AST Private Company Solutions (AST PCS) today announced that it is leveraging Box Platform to power AST PCSs new Astrella capitalization (cap) table and ownership data management system, providing users with an encrypted cloud environment and immediate access to Boxs secure cloud content management platform, data storage and collaboration tools.
  • By building this new feature on the Box Platform, Astrella users are able to seamlessly maintain company documents more securely and comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • Astrella was developed by AST PCS, the Silicon Valley-based unit of ownership data management leader AST , as a transformative technology in private company shareholder management.
  • Founded in 2019, AST PCS is an affiliate of AST and is focused on serving private companies worldwide.

Bloomberg Law Leadership Forum Convening Privacy and Data Security Experts to Tackle Pressing Compliance and Regulatory Issues

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 3:00pm

ARLINGTON, Va., June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Law today announced that its Bloomberg Law Leadership Forum will take place over three days and bring together legal industry leaders to discuss privacy and data security issues related to the M&A market, enforcement, and compliance.

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  • ARLINGTON, Va., June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Law today announced that its Bloomberg Law Leadership Forum will take place over three days and bring together legal industry leaders to discuss privacy and data security issues related to the M&A market, enforcement, and compliance.
  • The day's panel will issues related to navigating guidance related to privacy compliance that is being promulgated by data protection authorities from across the globe.
  • Dixon will discuss the state of GDPR enforcement and how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting privacy regulation and Phillips will cover how the coronavirus is affecting the agency's approach to privacy and security.
  • "Attendees will receive the knowledge and guidance they need to move forward in what is unprecedented territory for privacy and data security professionals."

MESA FINAL DEADLINE MONDAY: ROSEN, NATIONALLY REGARDED INVESTOR COUNSEL, Reminds Mesa Air Group, Inc. Investors of Important June 1 Deadline in First Federal Securities Class Action Filed by the Firm – MESA

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 8:15pm

To join the Mesa class action, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-1825.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq.

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  • To join the Mesa class action, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-1825.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq.
  • toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.
  • Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation.
  • 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017.

FPF Releases New Report on GDPR Guidance for US Higher Education Institutions

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 9:00pm

Today, FPF released The General Data Protection Regulation: Analysis and Guidance for US Higher Education Institutions by Senior Counsel Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna.

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  • Today, FPF released The General Data Protection Regulation: Analysis and Guidance for US Higher Education Institutions by Senior Counsel Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna.
  • The new report contains analysis and guidance to assist United States-based higher education institutions and their edtech service providers in assessing their compliance with the European Unions General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • When the GDPR came into effect, there was limited guidance and decisions available to help US higher education institutions and edtech companies in understanding their obligations.
  • Amelia Vance, FPFs Director of Youth & Education Privacy, cautioned that many U.S.-based institutions remain unprepared, despite the high stakes.

Harro Höfliger and Vaxxas Announce Alliance to Develop Industrial-scale Aseptic Processing Line for Vaccine Products Based on Vaxxas’ High Density Microarray Patch (HD-MAP)

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 8:02pm

Were excited to be working on this project with Harro Hfliger, said David L. Hoey, President and CEO of Vaxxas.

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  • Were excited to be working on this project with Harro Hfliger, said David L. Hoey, President and CEO of Vaxxas.
  • Our novel device design along with our innovative vaccine coating and quality verification technologies are an excellent fit for integration with Harro Hfligers aseptic process automation platforms.
  • Adopting a modular approach, it will be possible to achieve output of tens-of-millions of vaccine-HD-MAP products per week.
  • Vaxxas HD-MAP is a 9x9mm array of thousands of very short (~250m) projections, invisible to the naked eye, coated with vaccine.

Tech Talk with the Regulators – Understanding Anonymization Under the GDPR

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 9:00pm

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has already been in existence for four years, and has been in force for two years. How can anonymization techniques under the GDPR help Data Protection Officers (DPOs) assess innovation? I hosted a webinar with Truata that featured experts from DPAs in Italy, Ireland, and the UK to find out more about their perspective. The recording is available here (link to the webinar).  ‘A revision of the 2014 opinion on anonymization techniques is in the working program of the EDPB’ In 2014, the European data protection authorities, assembled in the Article 29 Working Party provided guidance in their opinion on anonymization techniques.

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has already been in existence for four years, and has been in force for two years. How can anonymization techniques under the GDPR help Data Protection Officers (DPOs) assess innovation? I hosted a webinar with Truata that featured experts from DPAs in Italy, Ireland, and the UK to find out more about their perspective. The recording is available here (link to the webinar).  

‘A revision of the 2014 opinion on anonymization techniques is in the working program of the EDPB’
    • In 2014, the European data protection authorities, assembled in the Article 29 Working Party provided guidance in their opinion on anonymization techniques.
    • Giuseppe DAcquisto, Senior Technology Advisor at the Italian Data Protection Authority, said that some adjustments to the 2014 guidance are needed because there are unexplored aspects of anonymization in the GDPR: A revision of the 2014 opinion is in the working program of the EDPB.
    • Ultan OCarroll, Deputy Commissioner for Technology and Operational Performance at the Data Protection Commission in Ireland, said: The 2014 opinion is still as valid as it ever was, if not more so.
‘Unexplored aspects of anonymization in the GDPR’
  • D’Acquisto gave three examples where in his view the use of Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) could play a role.
    1. On legitimate interest as a legal ground: “Anonymization techniques can become an element in the balancing test when you want to invoke legitimate interest.”
    2. On public interest as a legal ground: “Public interest is an opportunity when used in combination with national law.” He called on national legislators to explore the possibility of including the use of privacy-enhancing safeguards in laws.
    3. On the secondary, (in)compatible use of personal data for further processing: “Rethinking the 2014 opinion is useful to explore new opportunities for data controllers.”
    • It clarifies Article 6 of the GDPR which stipulates the lawfulness of processing.
    • Recital 50 states that the processing of personal data for purposes other than those for which the personal data were initially collected should be allowed only where the processing is compatible with the purposes for which the personal data were initially collected.
    • DAcquisto stressed that value could be added to data in the interest of the public when applying anonymization techniques as safeguards for our rights and freedoms.
‘Time to focus on privacy risk management’
    • Simon McDougall, Executive Director for Technology Policy and Innovation at the Information Commissioners Office in the UK, said that it is time to focus on privacy risk management: There is a tension between risk management and hard science.
    • They struggle with the concept of residual risk and the question of what risk to accept.
    • He also explained the benefits of a layered approach to privacy risk management, rather than a focus on a single technology.
    • Think of it as a Swiss cheese notion of [stacked] risk management measures, McDougall said.
‘Legal and technical competences are complementary to each other’
    • The broader questions around innovation, sharing of data, and repurposing of data have become particularly important in the context of COVID-19.
    • Accordingly, each of the experts expressed their advice for DPOs given the developments in anonymization technologies.
    • DAcquisto suggested that DPOs should not rely on either legal or technical competence alone.
    • A holistic approach is needed with legal safeguards, technical safeguards, and a path toward compliance.
‘DPOs: do not go alone; get help’
    • DPOs need to get access to scientists and to organizational people, but also to expert advice in terms of social science, cognitive science, interface design, or mathematics, for example.
    • Do not go alone; get help, he said.
    • Its not worth carrying forward without that because youll be asked questions that you may not think about.
    • Instead of thinking this is all incredibly complicated, they should try to understand what the risks are for the individual and the organization.
    • It is possible to keep up with it so you can then have the conversation with the right expert.

OVATION Partners with TRUCE Software to Provide Distracted Driving Solutions to Businesses and Fleets

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 7:00pm

"The partnership with OVATION enables our customers to activate large scale mobility deployments quickly and efficiently," said Pete Plotas, vice president of global alliances, TRUCE Software.

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  • "The partnership with OVATION enables our customers to activate large scale mobility deployments quickly and efficiently," said Pete Plotas, vice president of global alliances, TRUCE Software.
  • Established in 2009, TRUCE Software is headquartered in Lisle, Illinois with research and development in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • Based outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, OVATION is a privately held company providing global enterprise Managed Mobility Solutions and Unified Endpoint Management.
  • OVATION's reporting tools are GDPR compliant and provide visibility of cost, usage and inventory for companies that utilize wireless carriers globally.

The Public Service Pensions Board of the Cayman Islands Selects Sagitec for Pension System Modernization

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Public Service Pensions Board (PSPB) of the Cayman Islands has selected Sagitec for replacing their current pension administration system.

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  • ST. PAUL, Minn., May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Public Service Pensions Board (PSPB) of the Cayman Islands has selected Sagitec for replacing their current pension administration system.
  • Neospin will comply with data security and privacy standards to meet European GDPR requirements and other stringent compliance needs of the Cayman Islands.
  • The Public Service Pensions Board is responsible for administering pensions on behalf of the Cayman Islands Government, Statutory Authorities and Government Owned Companies.
  • Information on the Public Service Pension Board is available on the PSPB website at: http://www.pspb.ky .