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Volume: 3 Issue: 4
(April 2017)

editorial security risk notification coming soon clock ticks down general data protection regulation (‘gdpr) important organisations overlook proposed eprivacy regulation


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Editorial: Security risk notification coming soon

As the clock ticks down to the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’), it's important that organisations do not overlook the proposed ePrivacy Regulation, which, if all goes to plan, will also come into effect in 2018. The new Regulation will replace the 2002-2009 scheme for publicly available electronic communications services and activities that are provided or performed ‘over the top,’ such as the setting of cookies and certain forms of direct marketing. The ePrivacy Regulation will bring the two data protection regimes much closer together, but there is an important point of distinction that's worth noting for cyber security purposes. However, before getting there, let's remind ourselves of some of the legal history.

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