What are the Leading Causes for Individual GDPR Fines?

At least 65 private individuals have received fines for GDPR violations in the EU since 2018. The total number of GDPR fines since the law came into force in 2018 is 1,186, but only large fines against major corporations tend to make the news.  Still, private citizens can just as easily end up in court […]

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Who is responsible for complying with the rules on live marketing calls?

In general, the PECR rules apply to anyone that wishes to make unsolicited live calls for the purposes of direct marketing. It is the ‘caller’ or the ‘instigator’ of the call who has responsibility for complying with the rules. PECR do not define the term instigator. However, you are likely to be instigating if you […]

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UK plans how to replace GDPR?

The UK appears to be pushing ahead with plans to reform the country’s data protection regime, potentially foisting more red tape on British businesses. In a speech at the Conservative party conference this week, new digital secretary Michelle Donelan reiterated the government’s intention to move away from the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), while […]

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Transcend partnering with GDPR Local

If you need an advanced Privacy Request management solution, take a look at this product from our partners at Transcend.io – this product is designed to automate the return, deletion and modification of user data across yourtech stack.  Transcend has over 1300+ integrations and data connectorsto allow you to connect to any location where user […]

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Methods of age assurance for Children’s code

Organizations have a fundamental choice when managing the risks posed to children by their ISS. They may choose to: * Use age assurance to identify children to a level of certainty proportionate to the risks of their using the ISS, and to ensure that the standards of the code are applied to all child users. […]

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Marketing calls and the rules that you need to know for making them.

Marketing calls are one of the most used way of contacting people and offering your services to them. But while this is a good method, you must not forget about the rules of making the calls. We’ll share some rules in order to be compliant and to not face a fine or possible investigation by […]

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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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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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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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