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India and Cars – Visions of the Future for America?

Cars stuck in heavy traffic

India is the world’s fastest growing major economy, with 600 million people under 25 years old – a recipe, you would think, for enormous growth in auto sales. And yes, auto sales are projected to grow in 2019, albeit at the slowest rate in years (only about 2% YOY). The major reason? Technological change. Why is this, and does it offer ideas for the American future? Read More ›

Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 24 - Internet Review Sites and Free Expression

When Congress enacted the Communications Decency Act of 1996, the internet was an infant. Prevailing sentiment was to let it expand with minimal regulation. Yet, for sites that carried the comments of others, how could they be encouraged to grow without being held to the same standards as newspaper publishers and television news, which can be sued for broadcasting false and defamatory information about people? Read More ›

Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 23 - California’s New Data Privacy Law

“California passes strictest online privacy law in the country,” trumpeted CNN Tech on June 29, 2018 – a reference to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (AB 375), which passed unanimously in the legislature and was immediately signed by Governor Brown. Read More ›

Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 22 - GDPR and non-EU Businesses

Businesses not located in the European Union have tried to understand whether the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which became law on May 25, 2018, applies to them. And if it does, or if it might, one of the puzzles has been whether a non-EU business needs to appoint a natural person or legal entity to be its “representative” or a natural person to be its “Data Protection Officer” for dealing with EU and its Member States’ Data Protection Authorities (DPAs). This podcast focuses on that question. Read More ›

Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 21 - GDPR is here

It’s June 1, 2018, one week after the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union became law, not only in the EU but also for businesses subject to its global grasp. How did U.S. businesses deal with it? And what’s its immediate impact on how U.S. businesses address personal information they have? The Data Privacy Detective turns the magnifying glass to this question, focusing on small and mid-sized (SME) U.S. businesses that hold personal data of Europeans. Read More ›

Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 20 - China's New Data Privacy Standards

GDPR, the European Union’s effort to protect personal data, has dominated the efforts of businesses to deal with personal data across borders. Less noticed is China’s evolving system of controlling, regulating and protecting the personal information of its people. On May 1, 2018, China issued standards for personal information protection. Read More ›

Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 19 - The EU/U.S. and Swiss Privacy Shield

In our prior podcast, the Data Privacy Detective explored how non-EU businesses can determine if they are subject to the General Data Protection Regulation of the EU and how they can comply regarding the transfer of personal data from sources in the European Union. One approach of U.S. businesses is to sign up for the U.S./EU Privacy Shield and its Swiss companion. Read More ›

Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 18 - How businesses outside the EU can comply with the GDPR

In this and the next podcast, the Data Privacy Detective turns a magnifying glass to how businesses located outside the EU can gather and use personal data that originates in the EU without violating the GDPR. Read More ›

Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 17 - Consent: The meaning of it under GDPR

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, the GDPR, becomes directly applicable law on May 25, 2018. The Data Privacy Detective explored in prior podcasts the broad scope of personal data, the differences between controllers and processors and other matters, including how processing can be lawful. That includes several specific, limited instances when acquisition and use of personal data can be legitimate in the absence of express consent of the persons whose data are held. Read More ›

Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 16 - Lawful Processing of Personal Data under the GDPR

The EU’s GDPR – the General Data Protection Regulation – becomes law on May 25, 2018. This podcast explores what processing of personal data as defined by the GDPR is considered lawful.  Read More ›

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