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

DPO The 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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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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