Data Privacy Day (or Data Protection Day in Europe) is the perfect occasion to release the latest update of the Data Privacy Periodic Table.
This is the fifth version of the open project, continuously receiving input and recommendations from industry experts all around the globe.
So, what does this update include?
Firstly, let’s discuss what does it not include:
While a great deal of the recent privacy conversation has revolved around its symbiotic relationship with AI, it has not impacted the arrangement of the Periodic Table. AI was included as a “Future development” in the very first rendition. However, on this topic, see our blog, also published today as part of our special Data Protection Day resources.
Similarly, the ongoing debate around whether the UK will be able to secure EU adequacy by the Brexit deadline of the end of 2020 has been a topic of keen discussion for many of our North American and European clients. But the urgency of the conversation does not change its position in the Table. A more in-depth discussion of this topic is available here.
Instead, we have made identified three key privacy topics that demand changes to the Periodic Table, focused on major legislation arriving or being debated, plus, speaking of debates, “Schrems II”.