Concord Privacy News: 12/6/23
Concord Introduces New & Improved Self-Service & User Experience Features
This month, Concord introduced the following self-service features associated with our current products:
- Expanded Self-Service Features (Sign Up, Billing, & Account Management): Within the newly expanded billing and account management experience and during the new sign-up process, users now have access to a large number of organization level controls, including plan selection, add-ons, and an expanded list of payment methods. Concord still offers a variety of plans that meet the needs of companies of all sizes, including a 14-day free trial for new organizations, and our free programs for startups and open source projects/companies. If you haven’t taken the next step yet when it comes to privacy for your company and your users, sign up today at concord.tech.
- New Floating Button Options for User Access: We have added a number of new look and feel options for our floating button. The floating button can be enabled on your website to allow your users easy access to your branded and fully customizable Privacy Center. In addition to turning the button on and off, the expanded list of configuration options now includes button position, button theme (light, dark, or branded), button type (text tab or circle icon), the text in tab mode, and the icon in circle icon mode (fingerprint or cookie).
For more information on the latest news and product releases from Concord, visit concord.tech/blog
Other Privacy News of Note
EU Formally Approves Eu Data Act
The European Council has formally approved the EU Data Act, marking the final step for this legislation to be published and come into effect. The Act, proposed by the European Commission in February 2022, outlines regulations for accessing and utilizing data generated within the EU across various sectors. It aims to promote data sharing, ease switching between data processing service providers, establish safeguards against unlawful data transfers, and encourage interoperability standards for data reuse. The Act covers both personal and non-personal data, impacting manufacturers, users, data holders, data recipients, public sector bodies, and providers of data processing services. It also addresses issues such as contractual imbalances, compensation for data sharing, and protection of trade secrets. The Act complements existing EU data protection laws and is set to have a significant impact on the digital economy in Europe. Read more.
How Americans View Data Privacy
In an era where every click, tap or keystroke leaves a digital trail, Americans remain uneasy and uncertain about their personal data and feel they have little control over how it’s used. This wariness is even ticking up in some areas like government data collection, according to a new Pew Research Center survey of U.S. adults conducted May 15-21, 2023. Read more.
Italy's Privacy Regulator Looks Into Online Data Gathering to Train AI
Italy's data protection authority has kicked-off a fact-finding investigation into the practice of gathering large amounts of personal data online for use in training artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, the regulator said on Wednesday. The watchdog is one of the most proactive of the 31 national data protection authorities in assessing AI platform compliance with Europe's data privacy regime known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Read more.