The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Digest

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

Everybody who has ever read a privacy notice will know how turgid the language can be. In addition, they can be as long as dissertations. But a new website has been set up to help people better understand the privacy...
Over three months after GDPR came into force, the vast majority of firms have been found wanting when it comes to giving consumers access to the information that is held on them, with 70% of businesses worldwide failing...
California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is notable for being the first data protection legislation introduced in the United States that has clearly been influenced by the European Union’s General Data Protection...
Last year, a headline in Campaign (the marketing sector’s house magazine) proclaimed: “GDPR will render 75% of UK marketing data obsolete”. The accompanying story stated that only 25% of the data held in marketing...
Companies have been struggling with the plight of dirty data for years but, despite increased scrutiny around data privacy, two-fifths (42%) of firms' total data environments have not been modified for between three and...
The Information Commissioner is urging organisations to be more transparent with consumers' personal details, after a survey revealed trust and confidence in how organisations handle personal data is still low, despite...
From the Government’s industrial strategy to the just-published IPPR Commission on Economic Justice report, “Prosperity and justice: A plan for the new economy”, if you are setting out policy for the economy, then you...
GDPR might still be vexing business leaders across the UK but the Information Commissioner's Office has now upped the ante for the education sector too after publishing a new guide for students on demanding more...
Merging online and offline data is the key to marketing success in 2018. But particularly in the multi-channel, multi-device, post-GDPR age, doing it effectively can be tricky. How can you track an individual customer...
UK firms have finally woken up to the need to take out cyber insurance - with the number of companies who have cover rising from 33% to 90% within the past year - but many are failing to cover all risks. According to a...

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