The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Digest

Keep up to date with all the news, views and progress of the important new regulation

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has admitted that companies will have to wait until the new year for official guidance on how they can use "legitimate interests" to gain permission for direct marketing under...
UK industry bodies and regulators have backed the Government's plans to bring in new data protection legislation - which will incorporate GDPR on the statute book - insisting British businesses view the new laws as an...
UK businesses will soon get the first glimpse of what the new UK Data Protection Bill will cover, following confirmation by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) that it intends to introduce the...
Sweden has every reason to be sensitive about personal information. Up to 1975, it compulsorily sterilised some 21,000 of its own citizens on the grounds of eugenics. With a problematic misuse of medical data of that...
Awareness of GDPR may be rising, but awareness of what it takes to be compliant is still seriously amiss, according to a new study which claims that only 2% of businesses which claim to have met their obligations under...
A survey taken in April for the Unisys Security Index found that Britons are dubious of health insurance companies using wearable trackers to understand their fitness habits, but are in favour of smartwatch enabled...
The Germans have reinforced their credentials of discipline and efficiency by being the first EU country to finalise their national legislation to bring it in line with GDPR. The UK Government revealed plans to bring...
The launch of "open banking" has been hailed as the biggest shake-up of the financial services sector in history, putting consumers in control of their finances, triggering the launch of personalised products, paving...
Financial services companies have witnessed a 25% rise in data theft over the past year, with the insurance sector seeing the biggest increase in cases, up nearly 50% in the past 12 months. According to a Freedom of...
The Data Protection Network has joined forces with the DMA, ISBA and other data protection experts to publish new guidance on how businesses can use "legitimate interests" to access personal data under the EU General...

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