International Data Privacy Day (aka Data Protection Day) - 28th January 2020

Welcome to our International Data Privacy Day 2020 resources page!
(or Data Protection Day in Europe)

Every International Data Protection Day seems bigger and more important than the last.

This time in 2019, GDPR had only been active for 8 months, but there were multiple Bills and draft pieces of legislation all over the world as Data Privacy forced its way into board discussions and onto the world media stage.

Today, more than a million Euros of GDPR fines later, plus millions more in proposed fines, and of course countless news articles and media hype, data privacy is arguably starting to mature.

But confusion and naivety are still commonplace.

To help, we have collected together a wide variety of resources that can guide you and your business through the theory and execution of privacy legislation, including a special update of our renowned Data Privacy Periodic Table.

Data Privacy Day 28th January 2020
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What is Data Protection Day / Data Privacy Day?

In 2006, the Council of Europe launched Data Protection Day to raise worldwide awareness of the importance of data protection and privacy, and to highlight best practices. It is currently recognised in 50 countries: the United States, Canada, India and the 47 members of the Council of Europe, including the UK.

As the day’s significance grew, it became known as Data Privacy Day, especially beyond Europe.

28 January was chosen as the annual day of celebration as it was on this day in 1981 when the Council of Europe’s data protection “Convention 108” was opened to signature. Convention 108 was the first binding law anywhere in the world that protected citizens against personal data abuses.

To mark the day, many government agencies, universities, industry bodies and commentators announce new collaborations and initiatives and release new guidance on best practice.

These resources are our contribution.

The Data Privacy Periodic Table

Specially for International Data Privacy Day 2020, we have updated our industry-renowned Data Privacy Periodic Table.

Designed to help clarify the confusing world of data privacy, this unique project arranges the key “elements” of data privacy into categories and themes, providing insight into their relative importance and inter-dependence.

This is a “live” project, as we proactively canvass the views of the privacy industry in order to regularly update it according to how the privacy world has recently changed.

Click below to see the latest version and read more about its construction.

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GDPR - an ethical stake in the ground or simply a handbook to compliance?

GDPR has now been live for 18 months – but is it well-understood?

When it arrived, it was heralded as one of the most ethical and principle-based pieces of legislation in data privacy. It was intended to codify and protect data subjects’ rights in a way that no legislation had ever achieved before.

But did it succeed?

In practice, does GDPR achieve its goals and protect the principles of data privacy? Or did it drift into becoming simply another set of legal requirements?

The distinction is important. Dozens of countries are basing their own data privacy legislation on GDPR, so if GDPR has failed to definitively encapsulate data subjects’ fundamental rights, we need to identify that danger now.

Download our unique Article-by-Article analysis of GDPR, and see if you agree with our conclusions.

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AI & Data Privacy - what's the answer?

The AI and Data Privacy conversation has now reached critical mass.

In only the last few weeks, some of the most notable privacy industry bodies and universities, plus some of the most powerful technology leaders on the planet, some speaking from arguably the most influential global platform at Davos, have all encouraged business and regulators to come together and solve the problem of Privacy in AI. 

But while legislation is debated, or standards are defined, what can businesses do today to ensure that their innovative use of data – whether AI or not – does not fall foul of today or tomorrow’s privacy legislation?

Read our blog on how we think businesses can act now, and be prepared for whatever the legislators and industry leaders decide.

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Brexit, Adequacy and Data Privacy

In October 2019, we launched a flowchart on how businesses would have to consider whether their data privacy structures were suitable in the case of either No Deal or Deal Brexit.

Today, after months of intense Brexit activity, that discussion has moved on to a new uncertainty: now that Deal Brexit is all but certain, will the UK achieve Adequacy in time?

The fastest ever Adequacy decision took 18 months (Argentina). The UK has 11, and there some considerable obstacles before it can be secured. Our blog describes the current situation and our new flowchart shows what businesses need to do if Adequacy is or is not secured in time.

Discover our Brexit flowchart

How Calligo can support your Data Privacy

As Data Protection Day aims to highlight, data privacy is vitally important for all businesses, whether local or global. But it is also highly complex.

Calligo is here to help.

Our Data Privacy Services instil best practice into the core of your business, your IT infrastructure and all relevant processes. Whether your business is answerable to international, national or industry-specific obligations, our Privacy team will ensure your ongoing observance – even where your organisation spans multiple jurisdictions.

Click below for more information.

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