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Brexit Day – what does it mean for data protection?

by
Camilla Winlo
/ 31 Jan, 2020
At 11pm tonight, the UK will leave the European Union. But what does it mean for data protection? Does GDPR still apply? What happens about ePrivacy? Find out more...

10 data privacy fails that shaped the previous decade

by
Camilla Winlo
/ 28 Jan, 2020

From hackable vibrators and spying on football fans, to ignoring the ICO and banning surnames on schoolbooks, its been a decade of funny to downright terrifying data privacy fails that every organisation can learn from. 

ICO fines pharmacy £275,000 for lax storage of customer records

ICO fines pharmacy £275,000 for lax storage of customer records

by
Cameron Troake
/ 10 Jan, 2020

 An Edgware-based pharmacy in London has been fined £275,000 for the “careless” storage of its patients’ special category data.

Dixons Carphone fined by ICO

ICO fines Dixons Carphone for a data breach affecting 14 million customers

by
Cameron Troake
/ 10 Jan, 2020

The ICO has fined Dixons Carphone £500,000 following a cyberattack which resulted in hackers accessing the personal information of 14 million customers.

Real estate company fined €14.5 million in Berlin

Real estate company fined €14.5 million in Berlin

by
Martin Fletcher
/ 16 Dec, 2019

The Berlin Supervisory Authority has imposed a large monetary penalty on the real estate company Deutsche Wohnen SE for a failure to remove unneeded personal information from its databases.

Austrian Regulator rules against Swiss Hotel Website

Austrian Regulator rules against Swiss Hotel Website

by
Martin Fletcher
/ 16 Dec, 2019

The Supervisory Authority for Austria has published its findings from an investigation into a breach of Article 13 of the GDPR by a Swiss Hotel Company in January 2019. 

Berlin Regulator on Google Analytics

Berlin Regulator on Google Analytics

by
Martin Fletcher
/ 16 Dec, 2019

The German Supervisory Authorities are beginning to develop standardised processes for assessing and penalising instances of non-compliance - the aim being to speed the rate organisations will be investigated.

How to keep the Board involved in data protection

by
Martin Fletcher
/ 22 Nov, 2019

The question being increasingly asked is “How do I keep data protection on the Board’s agenda and get them asking me the right questions about it?” These steps will help you to provide the right insight so that the Board can make informed decisions on data protection compliance.

German Regulators focus on Google Analytics

by
Martin Fletcher
/ 15 Nov, 2019

The Supervisory Authority for Bavaria has suggested there may be up to 200,000 cases of websites using Google Analytics in a way that is not compliant with the DSGVO.

Overcoming the diffusion of responsibility for GDPR

by
Martin Fletcher
/ 15 Nov, 2019

We take a look at the steps that can be used to encourage data controllers to take more responsible actions under the GDPR, and how data protection professionals can begin to encourage real behavioural change.

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