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Business Adjusts to GDPR’s ‘Informed Consent’ Mandate

Informed Consent under GDPR
Posted on April 24, 2019 by | Big Data, California Consumer Privacy Act, Compliance, Data breach, Data Privacy, GDPR, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Information Governance, Information Technology IT, Legal Departments | No Comments

The largest regulatory fine leveled against a company since the General Data Protection Regulation was enacted in May 2018 is poised to reshape business compliance practices across industries. In late January, CNIL fined a big-tech giant nearly $57 million, citing what the French data-protection regulator saw as failure to meet the core requirements of informed consent under GDPR. As the decision goes through appeal, the debate is far from settled about what constitutes informed consent in personal data collection. Nor will the scythe cut only the tallest grass. Read the full report.

Growing List of Chief Legal Officers Reporting Directly to CEOs, Boards

Chief Legal Officers
Posted on February 19, 2019 by | Corporate Governance, General Counsel | No Comments

A new study finds chief legal officers under increasing pressure because of regulatory and technological change to provide greater input into corporate strategy. Surveying more than 1,600 chief legal officers in 55 countries, the findings highlight the increasingly close collaboration between legal heads and the CEOs and boards of nearly all Fortune 500 companies. The same reporting arrangement, however, characterizes only about 78 percent of the largest corporations worldwide, the study found. Read more.

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