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The EDBP’s Stance on the Pay or Okay Model

Interesting developments concerning data protection in the EU! As you may recall, in December 2023, we published a comprehensive guide on the “Pay or Okay” model introduced by Meta in response to several legal challenges regarding its use of lawful grounds for processing users’ data for behavioural advertising (read more about it here: https://whitelabelconsultancy.com/2023/12/processing-data-for-behavioural-advertising-metas-use-of-gdprs-legal-bases-and-the-new-pay-or-okay-model/). We concluded the discussion with the

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Global
Artificial Intelligence

Comparative Analysis: Regulatory Approaches to AI in Different Jurisdictions

At White Label Consultancy, we acknowledge and embrace the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the numerous challenges it brings across diverse sectors.  That is why we are proud to collaborate on AI4Gov, an EU-funded initiative focused on leveraging AI for evidence-based innovations while tackling pressing ethical issues like discrimination and biases in democratic societies.  In our efforts to

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AIAct

AI Act Has Been Adopted

On the 13th of March, the European Parliament’s Plenary voted officially in favour of the AI Act.  The AI Act is considered the world’s first comprehensive legal act that will regulate the use and deployment of artificial intelligence and artificial intelligence tools.  After a formal final linguistic review and approval by the Council, the AI Act will be published in

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Compliance

Is Your DIFC Notification Up to Date? The Power of Processing Notifications

In the ever-evolving landscape of data protection, organizations must be proactive in safeguarding their operations against potential enforcement actions and fines. One pivotal step in this journey is often underestimated – whether you are a newly established entity or a well-established organization in the DIFC, it is essential to understand the significance of the preparation of the Data Protection Processing

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Navigating a 3rd-Party Cookie-Free Landscape

In the current digital environment, where user privacy meets the demands of a personalized online experience, a profound transformation is underway — the gradual phasing out of third-party cookies.  These small pieces of data have long been instrumental in tracking user behaviour across websites, enabling targeted advertising and personalized content delivery.  However, with increasing concerns about privacy and data security,

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Global
Artificial Intelligence

Towards Innovation: The Regulation of Artificial Intelligence in the EU

At White Label Consultancy, we acknowledge and embrace the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the numerous challenges it brings across diverse sectors. As proponents of responsible innovation, we understand the importance of a regulatory approach capable of facilitating ongoing advancements in this field while protecting the interests of individuals. That is why we are proud to collaborate on

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Governance Program
Artificial Intelligence

World Economic Forum Published the Global Risks Report 2024

On the 10th of January, the World Economic Forum published its 19th edition of the Global Risks Report. It begins with a daunting introduction highlighting how the current risk landscape has not only evolved but has been compounded by geopolitical tensions, economic uncertainty, an unstable global order, and the continual, but rapid evolution of technology. Whilst the report discusses the

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Australia

Data protection and cyber security in 2024

2023 was a busy year within the data protection and cyber security domains. The Court of Justice decided on over 30 data protection-related cases, the European Data Protection Board published a number of impactful guidance papers, and various national data protection authorities made several important enforcement decisions. 2024 will also bring many new developments that organisations should be aware of.

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Compliance

Processing Data for Behavioural Advertising: Meta’s Use of GDPR’s Legal Bases and the New Pay or Okay Model

Would you be willing to pay for the preservation of your privacy? This is the inquiry Meta presents to its Facebook and Instagram users, offering not to track their behaviour for advertising at the cost of €9.99/month on the web or €12.99/month on iOS or Android. This so-called “Pay or Okay” is being implemented by Meta in response to numerous

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Compliance

Understanding the EU Data Act

On November 27, 2023, the European Union took a significant step in shaping its digital landscape. The Council approved the Data Act, which will officially take effect 20 days after its publication in the EU Official Journal. This Act establishes extensive rules for handling and sharing data from “connected products” and “related services.” Scope The Act aims not just to

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