GDPR

GDPR: What is “Personal Data”?

We see the question asked time and time again: “what information is considered to be personal data?”. And rightfully so. Having a clear understanding of information which is (and is not) “personal data” could be the difference between you being able to exploit that information to bring value to your business, and it not being…

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GDPR Fine-O-Meter Rockets after Google Ruling

The GDPR Fine-O-Meter has rocketed with news that the French authorities have fined Google 50 Million Euros for data breaches under the GDPR. Introduced in May 2018, the regulations which apply EU wide give individuals more control over their data than previously, with businesses needing to seek consent for specific uses. As well as imposing…

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Welcome to 2019!

Well here we are, we made it to 2019 and looking forward to perhaps one of the most challenging years we have had for a while as we set sail through the choppy waters of an unfolding Brexit. We are ready and waiting and will be bringing you the news and views from the world of…

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GDPR – review of the first 5 months

It’s almost 5 months to the day that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in the UK. The months leading up to 25 March 2018 led to a whirlwind of activity in our office as businesses raced to put the necessary in place to be compliant by the deadline. The potential fines…

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The General Data Protection Regulation, or ‘GDPR’, has finally settled in. As you have no doubt heard, “personal data” lies at the very core of the new regulation, but not all data is considered to be “personal data”. As such, and contrary to popular belief, the GDPR need not apply to certain types of data…

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The GDPR is in force: what’s next?

Don’t panic if GDPR compliance is still on your agenda. Although the 25th May 2018 was the official deadline by which all businesses must comply with the GDPR, it would be unrealistic for the UK regulator (Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)) to expect all businesses operating in the UK to be fully compliant by that date.…