The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Digest

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

In a Queen’s Speech dominated by Brexit legislation, a new Data Protection Bill was also announced on Wednesday. The goal is to “ensure that the United Kingdom retains its world-class regime protecting personal data...
The new leadership team at Fedma - the European direct marketing industry body - have called on marketers to act with responsibility to society, not just their own businesses, in an era where artificial intelligence and...
“When I want my data protected, I use my European passport.” So says Sheila FitzPatrick, the doyenne of data privacy who “lives and breathes in the privacy space.” The chief privacy officer for NetApp has law degrees...
Following one of the most data-centric General Election campaigns to date, with most of the main parties embracing online profiling and micro-targeting techniques to target voters, nearly a third (30%) of the electorate...
There have been many reasons given for the current malaise over GDPR implementation, from conflicting advice from the Information Commissioner's Office and confusion, to Brexit and sheer ignorance, but a worrying new...
During last year’s EU referendum campaign, Michael Gove famously said that “people have had enough of experts”. Looking at how UK plc is preparing itself for enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation, it...
If we look at data and analytics practitioners as falling into the realm of IT and telecommunications professionals, data has a big gender problem. Between April and June 2016, according to data from the ONS,...
There is plenty of evidence that many UK businesses are unprepared for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But a new worrying trend is emerging that, even though awareness is increasing about the new...
As the 12 month countdown to GDPR compliance begins, it seems that the guidance issued by the Information Commissioner's Office and EU bodies is forcing UK companies to rewrite their plans, amid claims that those...
US retail giant Target has finally reached an $18.5m (£14.3m) settlement with 47 states and the District of Columbia over the 2013 hacking incident that saw 70 million customers lose their personal information -...

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