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Homeworking and Data: Everything You Need To Know
February 16, 2021

The COVID pandemic has had a significant impact on the way people work both now and for the future. As organisations rushed to set up their employees at home when the first lockdown was announced in the UK in March, few could have foreseen that homeworking would become the ‘new normal’. Not many employees returned to their offices during the periods of lesser restrictions and now that we are back in lockdown homeworking is back in force. Remote...

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The Six Top Tips for Social Proofing Tricks
January 7, 2021

In a world where physical proximity to a company is no longer important when choosing a provider, and where the online universe is just a click away, it’s important to stand out from the crowd. You know your product or service is the best, you just need to convince potential clients that your company is the one to choose. Social proof is one of the greatest marketing tools you have online, and it plays into the herd mentality. It’s a case of,...

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What are the Penalties for GDPR Violations?
November 9, 2020

GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation is a set of data protection laws passed by the European Union. They are enforced upon any company utilizing or handling data coming from EU consumers, regardless of where the company is based.  Failure to comply results in harsh penalties and fines. These penalties are some of the steepest to come from the European Union in years, but becoming GDPR compliant doesn’t have to be difficult and shouldn’t...

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Business How-to: Responding to a Subject Access Request (SAR)
September 29, 2020

For individuals, subject access requests (SARs) are incredibly easy to make. They can be made in any form, including electronically (social media requests count). They don’t have to include the words “subject access request” or reference the Data Protection Act or GDPR. They can be made to anyone in the organization they want a copy of their data from. And the response has to come within 30 days from the day the request is received.    For...

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The GDPR Compliance Checklist
September 29, 2020

The General Data Protection Regulation has been impacting data strategy in the EU and beyond since 2018. GDPR gives individuals more control than ever over how their data is used and stored by businesses. This means that businesses have to be more vigilant than ever over what data they collect, how they store it, and who has access to it. Businesses that don’t adhere to GDPR requirements face steep fines that start at €20M.    There are a...

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The challenging role of the in-house DPO
July 28, 2020

The 2018 enactment of the EU-wide GDPR created the need for organisations to radically re-think how they collect, store, and use the personal information of those they interact with. Various changes were mandated, amongst them was the need for some organisations to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). Under the GDPR, you must appoint a DPO if: you are a public authority or body (except for courts acting in their judicial capacity); your core...

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