The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Digest

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

UK marketing and advertising industry bodies the DMA and Advertising Association are urging  the Government to ensure the final Brexit deal recognises the UK’s deep alignment with the EU on data protection policy. In a...
While the majority (54%) of UK businesses are bracing themselves for a data breach in the next 12 months, less than half (48%) believe they are in a position to shoulder the huge fines which they could potentially face...
A lot of the discussion around machine learning is very theoretical, with thousands of research papers published on the topic per month. Marcin Druzkowski, senior data scientist at Ocado told the audience at DataIQ...
UK companies who are still living in dread of GDPR should thank their lucky stars they are not operating in the US, where a group of Democrats is planning to bring in new laws which appear to make compliance with the...
Taxi company Uber is facing investigations on both sides of the Atlantic after admitting that it paid hackers a $100,000 (£75,000) ransom back in October last year to delete data they had stolen on about 57 million...
The Open Rights Group has been awarded nearly £60,000 to create a digital tool to help individuals protect and enforce their data protection rights, particularly in the insurance and banking sectors as part of the first...
GDPR preparations may be furrowing the brows of business leaders across the UK, but nearly three-quarters (71%) of marketers believe the new Regulation will spark a creative revolution as brands strive to find new ways...
Creating a fan page on Facebook is a quick and easy way to start social engagement with your customers. It could also be a quick way to find yourself in court if a recent German ruling goes unchallenged. Instead of...
When Ctrl-Shift launched as a social enterprise in 2008, it’s founders can have had little idea what it would become. What started as advocacy for the concept of the personal information economy has become a consultancy...
“Industry needs to step up and change the nature of the debate between policy makers, regulators and industry around data.” When Stephen Deadman, global deputy privacy director at Facebook, made that call for leadership...

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