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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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Dutch Data Protection Regulator AP Issues First Major GDPR Fine to Hospital

GDPR recently made the news in the Netherlands when the Dutch Data Protection Authority, the Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (AP) issued a €460000 fine to a hospital in The Hague. The Haga Hospital did not adequately protect the medical records of a TV celebrity, who entered the hospital in 2018 after a suicide attempt. No less than … Continued

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What is the adtech industry’s legal justification for processing personal data?

One of the more interesting books I’ve read in the last couple of years is Tim Wu’s The Attention Merchants, in which he traces how technology and advertising have always been close bedfellows. While you might not think much about adtech and how it works, you most likely come into contact with adtech every day. … Continued

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Status of the General Data Protection Regulation

If you own or manage an organisation in the EU and are concerned about the imminent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), read on for an overview of what will be required of you to achieve compliance.

The GDPR was approved by the EU Parliament on 14 April 2016 after four years of discussion and planning. The regulation sought to replace the Data Protection Directive of 1995 and to harmonise data protection regulations across the European Union.

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