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Lessons from the Outcome of the ICO’s Audit of the Department for Education

When the Department for Education (DfE) received complaints regarding how the department managed its National Pupil Database, the response from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) was to perform a thorough audit of the practices at the DfE. In early 2020, the ICO issued a statement regarding its findings. We’ll look at the lessons from the … Continued

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Data Protection and your employees. Weekly Digest 41

The Data Protection Authority of Hamburg (HmbBfDI) fined H&M, one of the largest global clothing retailers, €35.2 million for excessive monitoring of employees. This should highlight to all companies the importance of employee data protection.Just so you remember here are some of the other fines: France’s CNIL fined Google €50 million for lack of transparency … Continued

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Data Processing Agreements vs Joint Controller Agreement, Weekly Digest 40

On September 7, 2020 the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) publish guidelines on “data processing agreements vs Joint Controller Agreements”. I link it to the source document each time. Here are some of my initial thoughts on them.Data Processing Agreements vs Joint Controller AgreementsWhat I found most interesting about the EDPB Guidelines on the concepts … Continued

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How Does Healthcare Consent Work Under GDPR?

Consent is important across the spectrum of nearly every industry, but it’s especially critical when it involves an individual’s health. The GDPR lays out the ground rules for what is and isn’t allowed, though these rules can be interpreted differently depending on your organisation. We’ll look at the differences between types of consent and how … Continued

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5 things that makes GDPR and Personal Data more real this year

Rolling out new regulations is only the first step in dealing with Europe’s massive cybersecurity and data protection problems. Almost half of UK businesses which identify issues, discover one attack or security breach per month, according to the University of Portsmouth’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey (CSBS). Since 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is … Continued

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