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How will GDPR be affected post Brexit?
June 5, 2019

Ever since the referendum to leave the EU in 2016, pundits have been speculating as to how Brexit will affect Britain’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).Even though the UK is planning to leave the EU, the UK will still need to comply with the GDPR. One reason for this is the cross-over period between the GDPR coming into force and the UK exiting the EU. The UK will need to comply with the Regulation while it is still a part of the EU....

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What are my options for maintaining GDPR compliance?
June 5, 2019

Businesses must acknowledge that being transparent about how data is used and protected is now required by law. Each organization (including charities and public sector entities) must define a scope for which they collect specific data.You should only collect personal information that is needed to provide the service or product and nothing more. Also, the data should not be shared for other unrelated purposes.Another big thing is to keep the...

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DPO vs GDPR Software: the benefits and drawbacks of both
June 5, 2019

DPOThe GDPR introduces a duty for you to appoint a data protection officer (DPO) if you are a public authority or body, or if you carry out certain types of processing activities.DPOs assist you to monitor internal compliance, inform and advise on your data protection obligations, provide advice regarding Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) and act as a contact point for data subjects and the supervisory authority.The DPO’s role...

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What are the alternatives to hiring a DPO for GDPR Compliance?
June 4, 2019

The first thing to consider is whether your business requires a Data Protection Officer (DPO).It is not the size of an organisation that determines who needs a DPO, but rather the size and scope of data handling. Unfortunately, GDPR does not specifically define what they consider to be “large scale” data handling.There are however four key factors that governing authorities are using to determine if a DPO is required. These are:...

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What is GDPR Compliance and how can my business be compliant?
June 4, 2019

GDPR came into effect on May 25, 2018. However, some organizations still struggle to both understand and comply with GDPR and its complexities.The primary objective of the GDPR is to give citizens back control of their personal data. GDPR is a regulation that requires businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states. And non-compliance could cost companies...

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How do I comply with GDPR when storing customers’ personal data?
June 4, 2019

Organisations must ensure personal data is securely disposed of when no longer needed. This will reduce the risk that it will become inaccurate, out of date or irrelevant.ChecklistThis checklist from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) bout personal data storage will make sure you comply with GDPR:You must not keep personal data for longer than you need it.You need to think about – and be able to justify – how...

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How is your organisation maintaining its GDPR compliance?
June 4, 2019

GDPR compliance isn’t a one-off – it must be maintained.You might believe that you can relax and can put the rules to the back of your mind. But compliance is not a one-time exercise, and if you want to stay within the law your company needs to constantly reassess its security procedures and practices.Additionally, some businesses make the mistake of believing that Brexit will affect the GDPR – perhaps that the legislation will cease...

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What are the GDPR fines and penalties for non-compliance?
May 29, 2019

On 25 May 2018, the European Union began enforcing a new set of data protection laws called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These laws are enforced on any company that handles data coming from EU citizens, regardless of where that firm is based. Companies that fail to comply with GDPR standards for privacy protection face some of the stiffest fines in the history of online commerce.ReputationCompanies that fail to comply with...

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