GDPR Judgment Day is over and the WWW seems to be doing just fine. Or, is it?

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By Marco Ciappelli, host of The Cyber Society

After so many conversations, articles, talks, learning courses, white papers, webinars, and a grand finale of emails in our inbox, GDPR Judgment Day is over and, curiously, nothing seems to have changed and the world wide web seems to be doing just fine.

But is it? Or are we wondering what that meant for all of us?

As a company:
Now that I have changed my Privacy Policy and let everyone know about it,
can I please go back and try to make some money?

As an individual:
Is my online experience more secure now, is my identity safer, and am I indeed the proud owner of my own data? I guess we are now finally done with all these emails “Hello, guess what, we changed our privacy policy. Yes, the one you never read before, and you are probably not going to read now. BTW, my product is great, buy it.”

Well, there is a good chance that you are not asking yourself these questions and that is ok, but we are. Yeah, we are a bit weird like that, and not only we are wondering what just happened, what’s going on now, and what’s coming next, but we want some answers. So, in today's podcast, we had a conversation with Jodi Daniels of Red Clover Advisors, and we attempted to go behind the curtain of GDPR Day.

If you listen to it, you will learn that, just because May 25 has come and gone doesn't mean that we are "done" with GDPR and privacy. In reality, there is a lot more to do. Whether your company started from scratch or revamped an old privacy notice, this was a quality opportunity for a proper spring cleaning: looking at what data you are collecting, what you are doing with it, who you work with as a data processor, and many other topics that might be of interest to you.

For example:

How did companies approach creating new or updating existing privacy notices?

What worked and what went wrong when it came to updating the presentation and content of privacy policies?

What does the chain of GDPR responsibility look like (and do companies understand this concept)?

What is next and how can companies accept, embrace and look at Data Privacy Protection, and related transparency and trust, as a business value in this, always more, connected society.

Good stuff.

Let’s listen.


Enjoy the podcast, listen to it carefully, and share it recklessly! 

* If you have read my introduction above, you can go directly to the conversation by skipping ahead to 2':39'' - Enjoy!