EU representatives – your FAQ’s answered

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Here at GDPRlocal, we get lots of questions about what exactly an EU  Representative is, what they do and whether your business actually needs one. We’ve produced a list of our most frequently asked questions to help you better understand this little-known piece of the GDPR. What is an EU  Representative? An EU  Representative is […]

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The biggest GDPR fines of 2020 (and how to avoid them)

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Breaching the GDPR can cost you up to €20 million, or 4% of annual global turnover, whichever is highest. This means you want to avoid fines wherever possible. We have compiled the three biggest GPDR related fines of 2020 to show you what went wrong, and how you can avoid making these costly errors. 3. […]

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Are you making these common GDPR mistakes?


GDPRs never going to be simple, but unfortunately getting it wrong can lead to penalties and fines! Even the most experienced Data Experts can make mistakes, so it’s always good to be in the know about what the most common, yet easily fixable, mistakes are. Here are the five most common GDPR mistakes that we’ve […]

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Key GDPR terms you need to know


GDPR, the General Data Protect Regulation, is an incredibly large piece of legislation. Reading it, and understanding it, can take hours upon hours of study. However, understanding GDPR Rin its entirety is vital to avoid data breaches and hefty fines. You may often see words such as processing or subject access requests and be unsure how these relate to […]

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EU representative – act now


If you provide products and services to EU  citizens, you will invariably process personal data about those people. If this is the case, you need to ensure you have appointed an EU  Representative. This is a strict requirement under the GDPR- refer to Article 27 for more information. You should choose carefully and ensure that […]

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ICO advice on corona virus

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ICO ADVICE ON DATA PROTECTION DURING CORONA CRISIS The ICO has issued a number of blogs about how data protection and GDPR issues should be handled during the Corona Virus crisis. The advice is practical, useful, and helpful – all controllers should take a look. at: ICO GDPRCORONA ADVICE You can also read advice to […]

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Want to avoid the ico registration fee?


ICO FEE – EXEMPTION OPTIONS There are many reasons why you may not need to register with the ICO and pat the £4000 fee. If you have setup a new company, your company is dormant, or even if you trade but only collect data for your core business process you might just be exempt. They […]

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Sharing data? Check your contracts.

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If you share personal data with a third party, you need to ensure that you are both GDPR compliant and that you have appropriate contracts in place that include data protection clauses. Most companies will likely share data with Accountants, HR companies, Pension companies or use outsource tasks to third-party services such as marketing, IT, […]

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Appoint your EU based representative today!

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The ICO has confirmed that post-transition any company with customers in the EU  will need to appoint an EU  based Representative. This company will act on your behalf in all data protection matters. They will be the first point of contact from your data subjects and any Regulator that may need to contact the company. […]

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Global privacy expectations of video teleconference providers

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Are video-conferencing software companies keeping your data safe? If you, like many others, have been relying on video conferencing software to keep your business running smoothly, you may want to be aware of the risks involving the collection of your personal data. Data and privacy protection authorities have joined together to publish an open letter […]

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