The EU’s general data protection regulation (GDPR), is just under one year away and expands the rights of EU citizens around privacy and protection of personal data.
Among other things, it requires that companies maintain adequate data records, disclose data breaches and increase opt-out options. Heavy fines are on the table for companies that do not comply.
We asked MEF members and experts the wider mobile, legal and data industries to give us their thoughts on GDPR readiness, the implications for consumer privacy and whether or not they view the forthcoming legislation as an opportunity. Here’s what they said…
Danny Preiskel, co-founder and Senior Partner at MEF Member Preiskel & Co discusses the importance of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and shares details of an exclusive event at which attendees can learn more about the opportunities the new regulation may present.
As MEF’s on-going initiatives in Consumer Trust demonstrate, it is an area that is becoming increasingly important and likely to become critical to our ecosystem.
GDPR will drastically change the ways you may process and must protect personal data in Europe impacting directly on anyone doing business in Europe, wherever on the planet you are located.
Mobile messaging taps into the human desire for contact. But what about the human desire for privacy? Alan Duric, co-founder and CTO at Wire wants to bring it back.
Here he talks to MEF Minute features editor, Tim Green about his privacy-first chat app as part of MEF’s recently published Future of Messaging Guide which can be downloaded here for free.
The success of mobile messaging proves one thing. However fast technology moves, people beings will always want to communicate with other people.
Every social network – Facebook, SnapChat, Line, WeChat – just reminds us of this basic human need.
Is data privacy falling by the wayside in the rush to digitize online services? When users interact with social media, chat apps, online retailers, financial services and more, how personal data is used is a source of increasing concern for consumers.
A MEF study published in 2016 revealed that 36 per cent of consumers are put off from downloading and using more mobile apps and services due to privacy and security concerns whilst 52 per cent have deleted apps that worried them.
Deutsche Telekom has launched a competition to prove that this does not have to be the case.