What to do in a personal data breach

"We are serious about the handling of personal data and keep all your data secure." Everybody says that, don't they? That doesn't necessarily mean they won't commit a personal data breach though. Some breaches arise because of poor security which fails to prevent hackers. Others are due to carelessness or accidents by employees. Many people … Continue reading What to do in a personal data breach

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GDPR in Germany. What you can expect?

The German approach to GDPR has led to confusion, so I've asked Carolin Küll, a lawyer and data protection expert at Kleiner Rechtsanwälte in Düsseldorf to clarify.

GDPR Fact Sheet

As awareness grows about GDPR, more people are asking me about it and how I can help. My fact sheet should help.

GDPR will kill our business

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I've heard and read this a lot recently: "GDPR will kill our business." In the same way that health & safety legislation killed manufacturing when that was first introduced? Or anti-discrimination laws killed off the service sector? Or the Highway Code and speeding laws killed off motor transport? This is, of course, typical knee-jerk reactionism. Nobody … Continue reading GDPR will kill our business

GDPR: Episode 3

The General Data Protection Regulation is the big topic at the moment. In episode 1 of Technology & the Law we looked at GDPR in relation to data location. In episode 3 we looked more broadly at GDPR issues. There is no magic wand which a consultant can wave to make you GDPR compliant: you … Continue reading GDPR: Episode 3

Massive data fines in Italy

This blog has given much coverage to the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation. What changes will it bring? How will the fines jump? Will Brexit affect it becoming enforceable in the UK? Earlier this year, the Italian Data Protection Authority fined a UK web-based money transfer firm €5,880,000. The current maximum fine imposed by the … Continue reading Massive data fines in Italy

Brexit means no GDPR

Apparently, 24% of businesses are not preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation because they believe Brexit means it won't apply in the UK. I deliberately didn't post this on April Fool's Day as it's too serious. The survey results are staggering on two fronts. First, these businesses have actually heard of GDPR and have undertaken … Continue reading Brexit means no GDPR