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GDPR 2018 – put the date (not data) in your diary
It’s the start of a new year, hopefully, a happy and prosperous one. You are most probably starting to fill in your 2018 diaries. Be mindful of what you write down as we begin what will be the most significant year for data protection. The on and offline world will change as we know it. There will be strict requirements to examine consent, the retention of data, an individual’s rights, security and capturing information. We can help you understand those requirements…
The GDPR – looking ahead
As we make the transition from 2017 to 2018, we want to simplify what you need to know about the GDPR. Digital technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives. Bringing the world closer together and changing our economy. As we know, it comes with its concerns. The government have introduced the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), a new data protection bill to be put into force on the 25th May 2018.
Do you know what data you’re capturing?
In this article we provide some helpful guidance, not only on consent itself, but knowing what information you are capturing, what you are doing with this data and how you can prove the lifecycle of this data when it comes to a Subject Access Request.
The Data Protection Bill – What about the General Data Protection Regulation?
The Data Protection Bill and General Data Protection Regulation will go hand in hand and will give people more control over their data, support businesses in their use of data and prepare Britain for Brexit.
The General Data Protection Bill to update law for the digital age
The Data Protection Bill has a new approach to how the UK government is going to implement GDPR laws that are due to be enforced on the 25th May 2018 and some added extras that have been in the planning for a little while now.
5, 10, No! 20 things you need to know about GDPR
How many of these type of headlines have you read recently? You email inbox is jam packed full of them and they've probably been filed in junk mail or in your bin. One thing's for sure; preparation is key to all organisations under GDPR. Succinct headlines and a few key points really doesn't give you all you need to know about how to prepare.
GDPR – Are you ready?
The media is awash with adverts about the EU General Data Protection Regulation; “Are you ready?”, because it is coming ready or not. On May 25th 2018 a new set of laws will come into force, “…designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower EU citizens…”
How does Brexit affect data protection requirements?
With the vote to exit the EU nearly a year old and article 50 having been triggered in March, how does Brexit affect our data protection requirements? In this follow up article to an earlier article, we'll discuss the possible effects of Brexit on GDPR.
Retention of Data
Retaining data has always been a fragmented area of information security law. This article explores what personal data is, what constitutes processing data and for how long you should retain data, as it appears to be unclear within DPA and GDPR law.
GDPR – The Right(s)
Several areas within the new GDPR, concern the rights of the individuals, most of which are included in the Data Protection Act (DPA), which was based on an EU directive. The difference between EU directives and regulations is that "directives" set out goals for each member state to implement and adapt within their own laws
Data Protection and Small to Medium-sized Businesses & Charities
Most small businesses and charities do not have specialist data protection officers. The issue of compliance with data protection legislation can be daunting, and detract from your business or your charity’s everyday operations.
The murky world of consent & opt-in
...is one of the next big changes to evolve the data protection landscape. Consent to store an individual's personal data can get a little wordy. It is filled with legal jargon and is also the area of the GDPR law that the ICO have stated will "be subject to the highest tier of administrative fines"