‘Privacy, protection and public debate: GDPR and communications’

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2018

People may not have had enough of experts after all.

Contrary to British MP Michael Gove’s oft-quoted assertion, the general population increasingly considers voices of authority to be credible sources of information, after years of...

My most uplifting moment in 2017 was watching freshly elected French President Emanuel Macron walk across the courtyard of the Louvre to the sound of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, the official anthem of the European Union. But elsewhere in Europe,...

For a long time, communication directors struggled to get the ear of their CEO and CEOs were mostly immune to the idea of involving communications in the creation of the business strategy. This was based on the perception of the function as a...

The CEO-CCO relationship has a crucial strategic importance for both the communications function and the organisation as a whole. And nowhere is that relationship tested more than during and after a CEO transition.

Above: Ramón...

Above: a group picture at the training workshop of the Gobal Communications Leadership Team at Continental AG / Photo: Continental AG

 

Communication is only as good as the level of know-how of its practitioners but...

In October 2015, The Economist published its cover story about bitcoin and, more compellingly, the key technology that supports it: blockchain. (More later.) Having spoken and written about this topic for nearly a year by this point, I excitedly...

Bjorn Ihler was a teenager enjoying a few days away at a Norwegian youth camp when he found himself starring into the barrel of a loaded gun held by right wing extremist Anders Breivik. Breivik, then 32, killed 77 people that day, most of them...

Today’s best corporate sites challenge peoples’ perceptions and actively seek to influence stakeholders. To do so successfully, a thorough understanding of your audiences’ requirements is critical. Superunion recently carried out a user-focused...

Despite their best efforts to prevent and control crises, every organisation will unfortunately and inevitably experience at least one at some point. The increasing complexity and interconnectedness of the supply chains that feed our industries...

On March 28 2017, the Hungarian parliament tabled higher education legislation that set new requirements for universities accredited in foreign countries. Several of the passages apply only to Central European University (CEU), threatening the...

What is the GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a piece of legislation which will overhaul data protection law in the EU. It comes into force on 25 May 2018 and will harmonise EU data protection law. (...

According to our survey of 2,000 adults, 64 per cent of people currently trust companies with their personal data. The strongest reasons for trusting companies are because ‘they are an established brand/have a strong reputation’ (29 per cent) and...

The GDPR reinforces a wide range of existing rights regarding digital data and establishes new ones: Communication Director spoke to Giovanni Buttarelli, the European Data Protection Supervisor...

Everyone knows the power of data. Now the European Parliament and Council is handing you the greatest reason ever to put that data to work. The reason is the GDPR, an acronym that’s striking fear in the hearts of many, but should rather be...


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Stephanie , what’s the most common question your clients ask you about GDPR?

There are a number of questions that crop up frequently, partly because the GDPR has introduced more questions than it has answers, but also...