Is GAFA subject to EU GDPR?

Absolutely. GDPR provides the legal framework for protecting the personal data of European citizens. GAFA meets the criteria of companies subject to GDPR policies. Firstly, GAFA targets European citizens which automatically imposes GDPR compliance. Secondly, they are all operating from territories within the European Union: Apple, Facebook and Google in Ireland, and Amazon in Luxembourg. … Continue reading Is GAFA subject to EU GDPR?

The reality of voice data processing in the audiovisual industry

At a time when personal data collection and exploitation had become a thriving online industry, it was urgent for Europe to adopt and implement strict legislation in order to protect the privacy of its citizens. After adopting the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2016, corporate compliance has been mandatory in all European states since … Continue reading The reality of voice data processing in the audiovisual industry

Voice is a personal data

The protection of personal data has become a societal priority enforced by numerous regulatory texts. If social security numbers, birth dates and last names are considered personal data, why not voice, a personal attribute often considered as sensitive as fingerprints ? In Article 4.1, the GDPR defines “personal date” as follows: All data attached to … Continue reading Voice is a personal data

What is GDPR ?

In order to better understand the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, one must consider the history of legislation protecting citizens’ computer data.  In France, everything starts in 1973, when the SAFARI project (Automated System for Administrative Files and Individual Directory) is adopted by the government. This register makes it possible, to identify and cross-check … Continue reading What is GDPR ?