EU data-protection law, Facebook woes take center stage at Washington privacy conference


Date: 6 April 2018. Duration: 15:15

A looming May deadline for companies around the globe to adapt their systems to the EU's strict General Data Protection Regulation got plenty of airtime at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit in Washington last week, with data regulators from Austria, France and Ireland – as well as EU officials – urging businesses to quickly put the GDPR into practice, or face hefty fines. Unsurprisingly, the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal and the social network's response to the ensuing outcry from regulators and privacy groups attracted blunt opinions and subtle asides throughout the discussions, with Facebook’s Rob Sherman on hand to offer a frank account of the events.

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Global Privacy in 2018: Regulation & Enforcement  (April 2018)