Changes in the Data protection after UK has left the EU .

Following the UK’s departure from the European Union, these are the latest updates on how this affects GDPR and the sensitive issue of data protection. Overview of the current situation: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been retained in UK law and will continue to be read alongside the Data Protection Act 2018, but […]

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How to avoid fines …

Yesterday we have mentioned what are the biggest fines issued by the ICO. The fines show that the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), has given enforcers like the UK’s ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office), some serious teeth. With these fines in mind, it’s a good time to make sure you’ve minimized your risk of being next […]

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Biggest fines in 2020/2021

According to research from DLA Piper, between January 26, 2020, and January 27, 2021: GDPR fines rose by nearly 40% Penalties under the GDPR totaled €158.5 million ($191.5 million) Data protection authorities recorded 121,165 data breach notifications (19% more than the previous 12-month period) The UK’s Data Protection Authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), recently […]

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EU/UK representative services

Article 27: Article 27 of the GDPR includes the requirement for companies that provide goods and services to EU citizens should provide an EU based Representative so that data subjects and Regulators can easily contact companies to raise data protection issues or concerns. Now that the UK has left the EU the situation becomes slightly […]

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How do you document your processing activities?

How should you prepare? A good way to start is by doing an information audit or data-mapping exercise to clarify what personal data your organisation holds and where. It is important that people across your organisation are engaged in the process; this can help ensure nothing is missed when mapping the data your organisation processes. […]

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Do you know how to recognize a SAR?

As per the GDPR Regulative there are certain rights that data subjects can obtain. One of the rights is the Right to Access . The right of access, commonly referred to as subject access, gives individuals the right to obtain a copy of their personal data, as well as other supplementary information. It helps individuals to […]

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All that you need to know about lawful basis for processing data

The lawful bases for processing are set out in Article 6 of the UK GDPR. At least one of these must apply whenever you process personal data: Consent: the individual has given clear consent for you to process their personal data for a specific purpose. Contract: the processing is necessary for a contract you have with the […]

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ICO POST: Data sharing code

Very beneficial blog has been shared by Ali Shah, Head of Technology Policy Blog:Building on the data sharing code: our plans for updating our anonymisation guidance. Data is the lifeblood of the digital economy, and the sharing of personal data is key to opening up new opportunities. Data shared in healthcare environments can map out […]

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What is valid consent?

The GDPR sets a high standard for consent, which must be unambiguous and involve a clear affirmative action (an opt-in). It specifically bans pre-ticked opt-in boxes. It also requires distinct (‘granular’) consent options for distinct processing operations. Consent should be separate from other terms and conditions and should not generally be a precondition of signing […]

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5 Facts about Data Protection  

Data protection is one of the most important topics of discussion in this expanding digital world . A lot of people and companies are not aware of what this means, and they would need to gain additional knowledge in order to understand the true meaning of this . Here are some facts about Data privacy […]

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