Pseudonymization and Anonymization of personal data

One thing that is heavily emphasised in GDPR is the importance of Privacy by Design. Mechanisms to protect personal integrity should be built into IT systems and services. One of the core principles is data minimization. This means that all products and services should be designed so that as little personal data as possible is […]

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How does GDPR Affect Clinical Trials?

How GDPR impacts the clinical trials industry? The increasing use of the internet, electronic records, and the advancement of clinical trial technologies enabling the collection and use of data, has no doubt played a big part in creation of the GDPR. Big data is becoming increasingly important in clinical research, which also poses new challenges […]

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Existing customers: the ‘soft opt-in’

Although organizations can generally only send marketing texts or emails with specific consent, there is an exception to this rule for existing customers, known as the ‘soft opt-in’. This means organizations can send marketing texts or emails if:  · they have obtained the contact details during a sale (or negotiations for a sale) of a […]

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ICO: Accountability framework self-assessment

Hi All, If you have ever been through a GDPRLocal training course you will [hopefully] remember that talking about Accountability is a topic that is discussed about. Accountability is one of the key principles in data protection law – it makes you responsible for complying with the legislation and says that you must be able to […]

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5 noticable GDPR statictics from 2021

During the previous year a lot of companies finally got aware of the Data Protection and the GDPR regulations and approached this very seriously. This resulted with very eye-catching statistics regarding the legislation from the previous year. GDPR Local created list of 5 noticable statistics to be shared with our clients and readers to our […]

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GDPR: What Life Science organisations need to do to comply

Since GDPR became a thing on May 25th 2018, organisations need to be prepared to comply with a whole new set of data protection regulations, or face fines of up to 4% of your worldwide annual revenue. The regulation is set to disrupt businesses across the world, and provide a big data privacy boost for consumers, […]

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The 10 biggest GDPR fines to date – and yes, we are talking hundreds of millions worth of fines

It’s been three years since the introduction of one of the toughest data protection laws – the European General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR]. Since the regulation took effect in May 2018, hundreds of millions of euros worth of fines have been issued across the European Economic Area and the U.K. Any organisation, be it a […]

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Why should accountants take notice of GDPR?

Billed as the “most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years”, GDPR took affect on 25 May 2018. So what is the regulation and why should accountants take notice? What are the implications for accountants? Accountants handle a vast amount of data – both client and employee – on a daily basis. Firms will need […]

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Getting management to care about GDPR

The GDPR is seen as the gold standard for data privacy and protection around the world. If breached, the enforcement can be harsh, to say the least. Infringement of some of the GDPR laws can result in fines, big fines. For example, a €20 milion or 4% of global annual turnover fine (whichever is greater) […]

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