Category: Compliance

Seven GDPR Principles Applied to IT Managed Services

All businesses handling any personal data of EU citizens must comply with GDPR. This is hard for those on the front line of data processing such as big retailers and banks. But what about those B2B firms behind the scenes, like IT managed services companies? Previously, B2B companies could escape legal liability for data offences … Continued

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What Are the Real Costs of GDPR Compliance?

When the GDPR came into being on 25th May, 2018, many companies were not compliant. It’s hard to know how many fell short, but a report by Crowd Research Partners before the deadline suggested up to 60%. This figure varied depending on the survey you looked at, but many businesses still do not comply today. … Continued

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GDPR: You changed your website and now what you should do.

GDPR initially came into force on 25th May 2018, but there was no sign of companies being ready for it in the preceding months. Research in late 2016 by the Chartered Institute of Marketing found that 41% of marketers were unsure about best practices or laws surrounding the handling of consumers’ personal data. Regardless, the … Continued

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5 answers to give when a client asks if you are GDPR compliant

GDPR compliance is a complex state to achieve. It is not something that you do once and then you are compliant. It is an ongoing process and entails many changes to an organisation and how it functions, not just in the IT area as many people think. GDPR compliance covers areas of consent management, direct … Continued

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Privacy International exposes seven companies exploiting our personal information

UK-based charity Privacy International, which defends and promotes the right to privacy across the world, has filed complaints with data protection authorities in the UK, France and Ireland against seven large companies that are exploiting the data of millions of people worldwide. These companies are data brokers Acxiom and Oracle, ad-tech companies Criteo, Quantcast and … Continued

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