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GDPR – employers advised to review employment contracts

All UK employers are expected to comply with the GDPR as it seeks to increase protection around the unauthorised use of employee’s personal data. The added duties which accompany the GDPR have caused much consternation amongst employers as many fear the onerous task of altering long established workplace practices to remain compliant.

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 7 May 2018

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Exec recruitment firms fear exposure to GDPR and fines

Research launched today by Invenias, the global leader in executive recruiting software, reveals that 65 percent of global executive search professionals consider their biggest GDPR-related challenge to be knowing whether the actions they’ve taken to comply will be sufficient.

Contributor: Helen Haddon | Published: 2 May 2018

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Local authorities concerned about funding the changes needed to support GDPR

Local authorities concerned about their abilities to fund the changes needed to support GDPR, should not be deterred and instead capitalise on simple and affordable steps, which demonstrate that reasonable measures are being taken to become compliant. This is according to Tim Waterton, Senior Director of UK Business at M-Files.

Contributor: Tim Waterton | Published: 9 April 2018

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GDPR; travel companies must protect their most valuable asset

Data is often a travel company’s most valuable asset; without a list of existing and past customers, travel companies can’t generate repeat customer sales. With the new General Data Projection Regulation (GDPR) fast approaching, how companies acquire and manage data for clients and prospects will be the difference between success and failure.

Contributor: Rajeev Shaunak | Published: 24 March 2018

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Will GDPR combat data breaches?

The recent Equifax breach in the United States, where up to 143 million people may have had their most sensitive data leaked, is a case in point. It was a big deal. It remains to be seen if anyone in Equifax will face jail time, but it’s already resulted in the CEO, CIO and CISO being forced to leave the company.

Contributor: Kim Lessley | Published: 23 February 2018

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What China’s GDP figures tell us

China’s economic growth has further widened the inequality between regions, some advanced regions such as the Yangtze river triangle (Shanghai, Zhejiang and Jiangsu) and the Pearl river triangle (Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Hong Kong) are continuing strong growth and the living standard is getting closer or even surpassing developed countries.

Contributor: Qing Wang | Published: 16 February 2018

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Six months until GDPR and low levels of preparedness reported

A detailed report discussing the findings in more detail will be released in January 2018 to mark Data Protection Day. DLA Piper launched the Scorebox in January 2016 to help organisations all over the world to assess their current levels of privacy maturity relative to industry peers. Respondents are asked a number of questions on areas such as storage of employee data, use of data and employees' rights, and provided with a report based on a percentage score system, and recommendations.

Contributor: Helen Hall | Published: 8 December 2017

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GDPR disparity across EU

One in five (19 percent) Belgian IT professionals are also unsure if preparations within their company have even started – a serious concern given that businesses have less than a year to become compliant, or face the risk of hefty financial penalties and reputational damage.

Contributor: Kaspersky Lab | Published: 28 October 2017