What is a DPIA(Data Protection Impact Assesment) and why are DPIA’s important?

What is a DPIA? A DPIA is a process designed to help you systematically analyse, identify and minimise the data protection risks of a project or plan. It is a key part of your accountability obligations under the GDPR, and when done properly helps you assess and demonstrate how you comply with all of your data […]

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GDPR is Three Years Old!

With all that’s changed in the world, the arrival of the third anniversary of the General Data Protection regulation may seem trivial, even irrelevant. But dismissing it would be a mistake. This is actually an opportune moment to take stock of what effect it’s had on data protection and whether your organization has managed to […]

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3 data privacy trends to expect in 2021

 According to  Forrester Predictions 2021, we look at three privacy trends that are very likely inbound in 2021 Expect more privacy laws Log onto most websites these days, and one of the first things you’re likely to see are notifications about data cookies: how the website is collecting your data, what it intends to do […]

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

The ICO is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. The ICO is responsible for: Promoting good practice in handling personal data and giving advice and guidance on data protection. Ensure data controllers pay the appropriate data protection fee and […]

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Data Protection Officer – Role and responsibilities

Data Protection Officer (DPO) is a new leadership role that is created with the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) DPO is a cornerstone of accountability and appointing a DPO can facilitate compliance and competitive advantage for businesses- highly attractive traits. The GDPR sets minimum responsibilities for a DPO that revolve around supervising the implementation of a data protection strategy, assuring compliance with GDPR, and […]

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GDPR and Artificial Intelligence

According to some estimates, developments in artificial intelligence (AI) could boost the global GDP in 2030 by 14 percent—or in absolute terms, $15.7 trillion. In attempting to capture gains from this economic growth, governments worldwide have been competing to support AI development and adoption. But that growth may be affected by the way governments regulate AI and the large […]

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Proposal for an ePrivacy Regulation

The European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on Privacy aims at reinforcing trust and security in the digital world. Why a reform of e-Privacy legislation? European legislation needs to keep up with the fast pace at which IT-based services are developing and evolving. The Commission has started a major modernisation process of the data protection framework over […]

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What is a GDPR data processing agreement?

Virtually every business relies 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. What needs to be in a data processing agreement GDPR Article 28 Section 3, explains […]

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ICO Code of Practice to protect children’s privacy online

“There are laws to protect children in the real world. We need our laws to protect children in the digital world too.” – UK Information Commissioner Information Commissioner’s Office in January has published a set of 15 standards that online services should meet to protect children’s privacy. The code sets out the standards expected of […]

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