Compliance and Data Protection Blog

Data Protection and the Whatsapp debacle.

If you’re like me then someone in almost every WhatsApp group you’re in has reached out to you this week and asked “Should we be moving to Signal?” At initial glance, it feels as if we’re caught between the meme intersection of zero trust in Zuckerberg’s Facebook and slavish devotion to all things Musk. But … Continued

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Brexit and GDPR Compliance: The True Costs for Businesses

As the end of the year approaches, UK business owners still await an adequacy decision from the EU. However, a favorable decision is by no means guaranteed or even likely, which is why companies need to start preparing for changes in how their staff transfers information between the EU and UK. We’ll look at a study completed by the … Continued

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Prestige Software Data Leak: What Consequences Can the Hospitality Industry Learn?

The hospitality industry has long been an attractive target for hackers. With all virtual services available today, criminals might take advantage of anything from a vulnerable key card system to credit card details to personal information on guests. The security experts at Website Planet, an ethical team that strives to protect the public, recently unearthed a … Continued

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International data transfers: the impacts of Schrems and Brexit on the GDPR. Week 47.

The European Commission published a draft decision and some guidance on standard contractual clauses for transferring personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA). These have been a long time coming, but in light of the recent Schrems II ruling and Brext’s impending arrival they’re a welcome breath of clarity. So what does it all … Continued

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9 things you should not do when you are running a gap analysis.

A gap analysis can be a helpful way to keep your company compliant, but these complicated procedures often lay the groundwork for errors. Some mistakes are small and easily fixed with more attention to detail. Others will take longer to work out, largely because they require a full overhaul of the process. However, there are universal … Continued

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