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A Year of GDPR: Looking Back & To The Future

A Year of GDPR: Looking Back & To The Future

This article was published by American Marketer (free) and Luxury Daily (paywall) on May 29, 2019. A year ago Saturday, May 25, marks the one-year anniversary of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), a tsunami that washed on to the world’s shores.  Even though the GDPR waters have yet to settle, it is abundantly clear […]

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Looking back on a year of GDPR – Summary

Looking back on a year of GDPR – Summary

The following GDPR insights from Michael Becker, along with those from eleven other industry leaders, were reproduced by the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (2019) in “Industry views: GDPR one year on” on May 23, 2019. It has been a year since the GDPR tsunami washed on to the world’s shores. And, even though the GDPR waters […]

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Soon to be law? California Consumer Privacy Act 2018 – time to get ready, one way or another. (UPDATE – it is law!)

Soon to be law? California Consumer Privacy Act 2018 – time to get ready, one way or another. (UPDATE – it is law!)

June 28 Update: It’s official, California signed into law June 28, 2018 Bill AB-375, giving its citizens far-reaching privacy rights! More to come, I’m sure. *********** Original piece – June 27, 3018: On Tuesday, June 25, 2018, the California State Legislature voted to send Bill AB-375, the California Consumer Privacy Act 2018, from the State’s Senate Judiciary Committee to the […]

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When Blockchain Meets GDPR – A Thorny Technical Challenge

When Blockchain Meets GDPR – A Thorny Technical Challenge

Not a day goes by that I don’t see an article pop up about GDPR and blockchain, but rarely do I see them come up in the same context, so I thought I’d write one. Here is the question, can a company use blockchain to manage transactional records with people and not run afoul of […]

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Global Regulatory Discord and The Dawn of The Personal Information Economy

Global Regulatory Discord and The Dawn of The Personal Information Economy

“While the U.S. administration is dialing-back on regulations that protect personal information, European regulators are ratcheting them up.” Michael Becker “We’ve lost control of our personal data.” Tim Berners-Lee. Remember Orwell’s book “1984”? It turns out that George Orwell might have been an optimist. Since the dawn of the Internet, we’ve looked at the web as […]

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