Up until now, registering with the ICO has been a no-brainer. It's one of the questions that gets asked on the sale of the business. The buyer's lawyer says "Have you had any data breaches? Have you registered with the ICO?" For most SMBs, it was a £35 hit to make them more compliant. Of course, registration… Continue reading Steep rise in data registration fees
"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
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.
As awareness grows about GDPR, more people are asking me about it and how I can help. My fact sheet should help.