Tag: GDPR

EU Blockchain Observatory and the “CNIL”

Reading Time: 3 minutes The International Organization for Standardization recently published Technical Report number 23244:2020 on ‘Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies – Privacy and personally identifiable information protection considerations.’ Its approach is broadly in line with the recommendations of the EU Blockchain Observatory and the “CNIL”.  After reminding readers of the increasing numbers of privacy […]

Europechain launches Ambassador Programme – names Menno Verheij as Ambassador

Reading Time: < 1 minute Europechain has launched an Ambassador programme to support the rollout of GDPR-compliant blockchain across Europe and globally. The Ambassadors come from different countries and sectors in Europe but all have blockchain advocacy as their passion. Menno Verheij, a serial entrepreneur based in North Holland, has been appointed as an Ambassador. […]

Data Privacy solutions in Blockchain: interim survey results analysed

Reading Time: 3 minutes by Ashling Costello, Blockchain and Privacy Lawyer GDPRdesigners.com Privacy is increasingly recognised as a key requirement in AI, IoT and blockchain technologies. It is one of the differentials employed by users to compare product and service providers: entities which can claim to be privacy compliant have a significant competitive advantage […]

Trust in Europe – Underpinned by Law

Reading Time: 3 minutes Originally the European Economic Community was just that – a community that enabled the easy trade between the member states set up in 1957 by the Treaty of Rome. Given that Europe is a fairly small area geographically with multiple land borders, it made sense to simplify the business of doing business with neighbours. Over time it has expanded its jurisdiction considerably with common laws, common currency and even the talk of a common army. There is also a national anthem for the European Union (as it became in 1993) and which, this year, at the start of the new Parliament Session, the Brexiter Candidates from the UK refused to honour, preferring instead to turn their backs stating that the EU was a collation of nations, not a nation-state in its own right.

Europechain launches a high performance GDPR compliant blockchain to empower businesses be EU compliant.

Reading Time: < 1 minute Europechain, the European-compliant, high performing blockchain launched today with the ambition to power businesses around the world to be EU compliant, ensuring that data is an asset rather than a liability. Data breaches and lack of EU compliance are detrimental to business, as epitomised by the recent British Airways breach which resulted in a £183m fine