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GDPR Humor: A Collection of GDPR Cartoons and More

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Feeling stressed out about GDPR?  I can help!  Here are all of my GDPR cartoons and attempts at GDPR humor in one post.  It’s much better to laugh than to cry . . . […]

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Cartoon: The Four Phases of Developing a GDPR Program

Cartoon Four Phases of GDPR Program - TeachPrivacy GDPR Training

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has actually been with us for quite a long time (in various forms), but this month is the moment of truth.  On May 25, the GDPR will start being enforced. Here’s a quick timeline of the evolution of the GDPR: October 1995:  Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) is adopted.  The […]

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Prime Time for Privacy

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Over at Bloomberg Law, I have a short essay entitled Prime Time for Privacy.  From the essay: The GDPR is a tremendous step forward for the privacy profession, but the maturity of the profession is what makes GDPR compliance possible. The privacy profession serves a profound societal role. This is the profession that will help shape […]

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Why I Love the GDPR: 10 Reasons

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I have a confession to make, one that is difficult to fess up to on the US side of the pond: I love the GDPR. There, I said it. . . In the United States, a common refrain about GDPR is that it is unreasonable, unworkable, an insane piece of legislation that doesn’t understand how […]

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Cartoon: GDPR Experts

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This cartoon makes fun of the fact that these days, there seem to be so many GDPR experts.  There are, indeed, many experts who know a lot about GDPR.  The problem is that there are a lot more “experts” out there who know only a little about GDPR. […]

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GDPR: Days Away Yet Miles to Go

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May 25, 2018 is just around the corner.  That’s the date when GDPR enforcement starts.  Many organizations are scrambling to address GDPR compliance. But many still don’t even know what GDPR is.  A recent survey [link no longer available] conducted of EU citizens and EU companies reveals some interesting details about GDPR preparation and compliance […]

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Cartoon: GDPR Compliance

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Organizations are racing to get ready for the GDPR implementation date of May 25, 2018.  Complete GDPR compliance in a few months is likely not feasible for many organizations, but this shouldn’t mean that these organizations should give up.  Making a good-faith effort and continuing to strive to improve are quite worthwhile. […]

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GDPR Whiteboard and GDPR Interactive Whiteboard

GDPR Whiteboard - TeachPrivacy GDPR Training

Recently, I created two new GDPR training resources. GDPR Whiteboard I created a 1-page visual summary of the GDPR, which I call the GDPR Whiteboard.  The idea was to capture the key points of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in a succinct and visually-engaging way.  It has become quite popular, receiving thousands of downloads.  You […]

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GDPR Cartoon: Lawful Processing

Cartoon GDPR Lawful Processing

This cartoon focuses on the lawful processing requirement.  Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation G(DPR), the collection and processing of personal data must be for “specified, explicit and legitimate purposes.”   This is in contrast to the United States where the processing of personal information is permitted unless a law forbids it. Under the GDPR, […]

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Key EDPB (European Data Protection Board) Documents for GDPR

EU Article 29 Working Party GDPR Guidance

The EDPB (European Data Protection Board) was created by the EU Data Protection Directive in 1996.  Its purpose is to provide advice, opinions, and guidance about data protection.  The EDPB (European Data Protection Board) is composed of a representative from each EU member state. Below are some of the most important guidelines to be issued […]

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