WORLD OF CLOUD COMPUTING AFTER GDPR: challenges, opportunities and the unknown
One of the hottest topics in the field of personal data protection is General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It introduces many new changes and challenges on how personal data will be processed and also how provisions of new legislation will be enforced. On one hand GDPR wants to strengthen international cooperation of Data Protection Authorities, on the other hand it introduces very severe penalties for violation of Regulation provisions. This new privacy landscape will have strong impact on both national and international personal data controllers and processors, even more so if they will operate in the business of digital cloud services. As the new GDPR enters into application on May 2018, it is high time for cloud services providers to undertake preparations for the upcoming changes.
Mag. Matjaž Drev currently works at Information Commissioner of the Republic of Slovenia as State Supervisor for Personal Data Protection. In the past he tried roles of system and network administrator, researcher and journalist. His professional interest is focused on intersection of information technology, law, public policy and social sciences.
He did (and is doing) extensive work on the regulation of personal data processing by web services and cloud storage providers in the Republic of Slovenia. Internationally he worked with European Commission Article 29 Data Protection Working Party on issues of web tracking and privacy.