Category: Privacy

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Rape victims told to hand over phones or risk cases being dropped
June 24, 2019

Privacy campaigners have spoken out over controversial plans where rape victims could soon be forced to hand over their mobile phones to police or risk their attacker walking free. If victims do not allow police to access their messages, photos emails and social media accounts then prosecutions may not go ahead. The Centre for Women’s Justice (CWJ) has expressed ‘serious concerns’ over what it calls ‘excessive disclosure requests’...

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Half of UK schools and colleges are 'not fully compliant with GDPR'
June 24, 2019

The Data Support Agency was shocked to learn today that more than half of all schools are not fully compliant with new data laws. A recent poll shows 80% of schools fear they are at risk of fines for not being fully compliant with GDPR and are concerned about the significant impact it would have on already cash-strapped institutions. The poll by RM Education and Trend Micro and published by tes.com also revealed that 14% admitted they did not...

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What is a GDPR data processing agreement (DPA)?
June 7, 2019

One important element of the legislation is the requirement for data controllers to enter into a Data Processing Agreement (DPA) with data processors. Most businesses rely on third parties to process personal data. Whether it’s an email client, a cloud storage service, or website analytics software, you must have a data processing agreement with each of these services to achieve GDPR compliance. The term “processing refers to anything you...

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What is Sensitive Personal Data?
June 7, 2019

Under the GDPR, the definition of ‘personal data’ means “any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person”. Sensitive personal data relates to information which requires extra care. A business cannot process any information falling within the list above without taking extra precautions. This is particularly relevant in relation to employees, as many personnel files will contain some of that information...

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Is Google GDPR Compliant?
June 7, 2019

The GDPR strengthens the rights that individuals have regarding personal data relating to them and seeks to unify data protection laws across Europe, regardless of where that data is processed. Google’s website makes a very clear statement about GDPR: “You can count on the fact that Google is committed to GDPR compliance across Google Cloud services. It also goes on to say: “To help you with compliance and reporting, we...

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What is the Right to Be Forgotten?
June 5, 2019

The implementation of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) means that organizations must protect the personal data of EU citizens and covers any data that could feasibly be used to identify an individual. This can include medical records, genetic information or economic information. The Right to be Forgotten, also known as right to erasure, is the concept that individuals have the civil right to request that personal...

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What constitutes personal data for GDPR?
June 5, 2019

Many people are still unsure what exactly the term ‘personal data’ refers to, even though it forms the core of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The EU-wide GDPR, which was brought into UK law on 25 May 2018, broadened the definition of what counts as personal data. When we think of personal data, things like name, address, and phone number might come to mind. There is much more to it than that, according to...

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Is Facebook GDPR compliant?
June 5, 2019

GDPR was implemented to help protect people’s privacy. One of the most important concerns for people today is their privacy and the risk of losing important personal information. Research carried out on 7,500 consumers in France, Germany, Italy, the UK and the U.S by RSA Data Privacy & Security Report revealed that 80% of consumers said lost banking and financial data is a top concern while lost security information such as...

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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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