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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.

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UK introduces new Data Protection Bill, because, you know, GDPR

Digital Minister Matt Hancock has confirmed the UK government will introduce a new data protection law. "It will provide everyone with the confidence that their data will be managed securely and safely blah blah." The statement of intent (PDF) then lists the changes under GDPR. What many don't understand - or care about - is that GDPR is… Continue reading UK introduces new Data Protection Bill, because, you know, GDPR

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GDPR will kill our business

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

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Are you ready for GDPR?

GDPR becomes enforceable on 25 May 2018 and, since Brexit will happen after that, UK businesses will have to comply. What do you need to know? Hefty fines It's already gained much coverage. The largest fines - the higher of 4% of annual global turnover or €20m - will be for breaches of the fundamental obligations,… Continue reading Are you ready for GDPR?