Europe has seen a significant evolution in privacy regulation over the past decade, with the introduction of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018 being a significant milestone. The GDPR establishes a comprehensive framework for protecting personal data and gives individuals greater control over how their data is collected, processed, and used.
The impact of these privacy regulations on businesses has been significant. Companies that operate in the EU or process EU citizens' data must comply with the GDPR's requirements or face significant fines and other penalties. This has required many businesses to implement new processes and technologies to ensure compliance, such as appointing data protection officers, conducting privacy impact assessments, and implementing data subject access request processes.
One particularly tricky situation to navigate for businesses is transatlantic data transfers.
Transatlantic data transfers face numerous challenges, including differing legal frameworks and data protection standards between the European Union (EU) and the United States (US). These differences can create legal uncertainty and potential risks for companies that transfer personal data across the Atlantic. In particular, the invalidation of the EU-US Privacy Shield framework by the European Court of Justice in 2020 has left companies without a clear mechanism for transatlantic data transfers, highlighting the need for a new agreement that meets the requirements of both the EU and the US. Additionally, concerns about government surveillance and data breaches have further complicated the transatlantic data transfer landscape, underscoring the need for strong data protection measures and clear regulatory frameworks.
Privacy and data protection writer and expert Robert Bateman, who has published over 1500 articles related to privacy, joins the show to breakdown the evolution of privacy regulations in Europe, the impact that’s had on businesses, and explain the challenges surrounding transatlantic data transfers.
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In this episode, Constantine Karbaliotis from nNovation, a certified privacy professional with a wealth of experience in the field of privacy and data protection joins the show. During our conversation, we explore the evolution of Canadian data privacy regulations, from their early beginnings to the current landscape, which is shaped by a range of federal and provincial laws.
Daniel Wong, Head of Security and Compliance at Skyflow, joins the show to share his insights into SOC-2 compliance and the steps companies can take to achieve it. Throughout the interview, Daniel explains what SOC-2 compliance is, why it's important, and how it differs from other compliance standards.