Hub GDPR Bootcamp: Refresh

For this special extended GDPR bootcamp we’re reflecting on another year of GDPR and looking back on GDPR compliance in general and what you should be doing to ensure ongoing compliance. We’ll be covering: The GDPR basics (principles, rights, lawful basis, etc.) Practical application of GDPR Maintaining compliance Q&A After the session, you’ll receive: A …

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Why accountability is important in data protection

data protection accountability and responsibility

When the GDPR came into force (almost a year ago) it introduced a new data protection principle (or rule): Accountability. The accountability principle essentially says it’s not good enough that you think you’re compliant with data protection laws, you have to prove it.  It’s spread throughout the GDPR: Documentary evidence of processing activities Contracts between …

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Review of data protection compliance indicates room for improvement

data protection research indicates room for improvement

The annual Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) “sweep” is a joint study carried out across the world by data protection regulators (including the UK’s ICO). This year the study looked at how organisations have taken responsibility for complying with data protection laws, particularly the core concepts of accountability (which of course was key GDPR change). …

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Data compliance: 2019 and beyond (some predictions)

data compliance predictions 2019

From a data compliance perspective, 2018 has been quite a year thanks to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Christmas Day will mark 7 months since GDPR and the UK’s Data Protection Act 2018 (implementing the GDPR) became law in the UK. The run up to the GDPR d-day in May certainly bought data protection …

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One Year to go: The Road to GDPR Compliance

GDPR Road to Compliance

A year today (on the 25th May 2018) the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in the UK (and across Europe) and replace the UK’s own Data Protection Act 1998. According to the Flavourfy Digital State of Data Security in Dorset 2017 survey, 51% of the county’s businesses are yet to start thinking about their …

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Five steps to GDPR Readiness

five steps to gdpr compliance

In case you’ve missed it, there’s just over a year until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the EU’s new data protection rules that will supersede the UK’s Data Protection Act in May 2018 – no doubt you’ll have seen various tickers or timers counting down the months, weeks, days… Moving towards readiness for compliance …

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