The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Digest

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

From anecdotal evidence given by leading data protection lawyer Robert Bond, it would seem that the deadline for GDPR has sneaked up on a significant number of US organisations and caught them unawares. At a round table...
So, with just one week to go before GDPR enforcement begins, what is your attitude towards your customers and their potential to exercise newly-granted or enhanced rights over their data? If you have really understood...
With just nine days to go until GDPR D-Day, a new survey by IBM suggests that the majority of companies now view the impending regulation as an opportunity to improve privacy, security, and data management - or as...
Up and down the country and probably across the entire continent of Europe, people’s email inboxes are filling up with requests to “review our updated privacy policy.” Despite having come into force almost two years ago...
Ok, so just as you are getting your organisation ready for the General Data Protection Regulation, you now need to get it focused on the new ePrivacy Regulation. If your business has any kind of digital footprint -...
The Bar Council - the body which represents barristers in the UK - has warned that the rush to push through the "clumsily drafted" UK Data Protection Bill will hand the Information Commissioner's Office powers which...
The quest for GDPR compliance might still be vexing many businesses but it is certainly proving a boon for the recruitment market, with demand for big data skills and professionals surging by 78% in the past 12 months....
What would you rather wear - a bespoke suit or a strait-jacket? It might seem like an obvious choice since everybody aspires to have something tailor-made which fits perfectly. Yet the consequences are not always what...
The head of data protection at the European Commission, Giovanni Buttarelli, has launched a stinging attack on social media and tech firms over a barrage of privacy policy emails in the run up to GDPR, claiming the...
As the countdown to GDPR D-Day continues apace, a new study claims that many organisations will be inundated with requests for personal information from UK consumers, with two in five (40%) already planning to take...

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