With less than a year to go until the official entry into force of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CaCPA), ESOMAR is working on a series of articles to support you in the compliance process. The CaCPA will enter into force on 20 January 2020, and for those businesses which have not already fallen under the scope of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), some of the key principles of this new law may be unfamiliar.
by Ray Poynter
1 February 2019 – In a wet and windy Amsterdam last week, the new ESOMAR Council had its first independent meeting. President, Joaquim Bretcha, chaired the meeting and shared his vision for where ESOMAR should be heading over the next two years. Joaquim’s vision builds on the work of previous Councils and focuses on the need to embrace the changes being created by an increasingly digital age. At the heart of the vision is the need to continue to widen the scope of ESOMAR to include data analysts and data users. ESOMAR is quite rightly ahead of the curve on data protection issues and the responsible use of data, an issue which is currently very much at the top of the agenda for data focused organisations (see Finn’s article about this at Davos here). We need to build on this and lead the way globally on the ethical use of data.
By Kayemba Mvula and Edward Sloan
As a research organization specializing in data collection in complex and challenging environments, Forcier and its staff in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) watched with fascination as the electoral and vote-counting process unfolded in the country over the last several weeks.
After a two-year delay, presidential and legislative elections were held on December 30th, 2018, representing an opportunity for the country to witness its first peaceful and democratic transfer of power since independence from Belgium in 1960. Incumbent Joseph Kabila, barred from running for a third term, backed his former Defense Minister, Emmanuel Shadary, who was opposed by two candidates from the opposition, Félix Tshisekedi and Martin Fayulu.
As we mentioned last December in our analysis of recent data breaches, the enforcement of GDPR is gearing up quickly. This past week, the French CNIL set a new fine record for the highest fine when they slapped Google with a €50 million fine.