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The GDPR journey so far

An article published in The Independent on 28 August 2018 reported that data breach complaints had increased by 160% since the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force. This staggering statistic does not come as surprise, given the amount of media attention and government campaigns there were for GDPR.

Article by: Karen Holden | Published: 29 December 2018

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HR could be exposing firms to potential GDPR fines

Six months on from the GDPR, new study highlights discrepancies between data protection policies and practices among UK HR teams – despite 87 percent saying they are confident their processes are ‘fully compliant’ with the regulations. Contributor Claire Williams.

Article by: Claire Wiliams | Published: 16 December 2018

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Don’t underestimate the importance of GDPR

Nearly 90 percent (86 percent) of UK office workers claim they are more likely to be told off for forgetting to do menial tasks, like emptying or loading the dishwater and keeping their workplace tidy, than complying with GDPR policies, according to a new report.

Article by: Darryl Brunt | Published: 3 October 2018

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Is BYOD a GDPR risk?

With the GDPR deadline upon us, companies must consider whether their Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) stance has the potential to create risks relating to data protection or breaches, as a result of staff using a single smartphone for both business and personal uses.

Article by: Andy Munarriz | Published: 7 June 2018

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Is the HR team the key to GDPR compliance?

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to significantly raise the standards for the processing of personal data in the European Union (EU). After May 25, 2018, every business will be impacted by GDPR and failure to comply with the regulation will result in costly penalties of 4 percent of global annual turnover or €20 million, whichever value is greater.

Article by: Nigel Crockford | Published: 14 May 2018

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Data with destiny
Print – Issue 163 | Article of the Week

Ground-breaking legislation or much ado about nothing? With General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), organisations don’t have the luxury to operate a ‘wait and see’ approach, there is no grace period after the implementation date (25 May). Is revolution in the air? No, but significant changes are coming down the track.

Article by: Donald MacKinnon | Published: 11 May 2018

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The GDPR impacts on the future of recruitment

The EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – which comes into force on 25th May 2018 – has far reaching implications for many companies. Its focus on protecting personal data (whether our customers’, our employees’ or any other individual’s resident in the EU) is impacting on everything from marketing and sales, to HR and recruitment.

Article by: Greg Thorpe | Published: 6 May 2018

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Data Subject Access Rights: Weapons of Mass Disruption

Most businesses should be aware that EU data protection law is changing as a result of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force in the UK (and across the EU) on 25 May 2018. However, there is concern that the changes to DSARs could encourage individuals to use them as a weapon against businesses processing their personal data.

Article by: Collyer Bristow LLP | Published: 1 March 2018


GDPR – compliance requirements

Last year, large companies like Uber and Yahoo reported data breaches that resulted in personal data being leaked to unauthorised parties. The implementation of the GDPR will force businesses to take the necessary steps to ensure that the handling and storage of data is safe and secure.

Article by: Nigel Crockford | Published: 1 February 2018

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Ten point checklist to beat the clock for GDPR countdown

The GDPR will introduce new contractual obligations, increase the information that needs to be given to individuals, and enhance reporting obligations in the event of a breach - with Minister of State for Digital, Matt Hancock, saying its aim is to give the UK “one of the most robust, yet dynamic sets of data laws in the world”. 

Article by: Claire Carey | Published: 26 January 2018