Right to Erasure and how to handle it

Summary: The Right to Be Forgotten is one of the fundamental rights defined in GDPR.  Also known as a Right to Erasure this principle defined in Article 17. It is vital that companies recognize these requests and understand how to deal with them. Most importantly the Right to Erasure is not an absolute right and […]

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ICO Video Surveillance guidance

The steady growth of the use of video surveillance systems across public and private sectors, has led to both fixed and mobile cameras becoming more accepted in society. As video surveillance technology becomes more mainstream and affordable, it is now more common to see technologies such as smart doorbells and wireless cameras. Traditional closed circuit […]

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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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