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GDPR: When is the Right to be Forgotten applicable?

May 25, 2017 11:26:00 AM

I’m watching a wonderful programme at the moment where the opening credits state ‘This is a true story’; then the word ‘true’ disappears a few seconds before the others. Then it follows with something along the lines of ‘the story not being changed to honour the victims, but the names have been changed to protect the innocent’. Strange how the core subject of my days at the moment has morphed into my evenings as well.

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GDPR: almost a year to go. What are people aiming for?

May 11, 2017 12:49:00 PM

In my last blog, I wrote about the GDPR compliance projects sprouting up at most companies. We seem to have moved past confusion around whether GDPR will apply after Brexit (the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has been very clear on this). I’ve even seen a surge in GDPR interest from the US, although at this stage I would say that is about where Europe was in 2016, so I would expect the subject to really gain traction there in 2018.

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It’s time to start thinking about GDPR

May 2, 2017 5:08:00 AM

You have probably heard the distant drumbeat of GDPR and the shock headlines of “over 92% of businesses have not prepared for the upcoming GDPR legislation”. Well, whether you’re ready or not, GDPR is coming.

This new legislation will kick in on May 2018, and it has raised some eyebrows due to its somewhat stringent rules and the hefty fines it carries for companies  that don’t take adequate measures, especially for global companies (up to 4% of annual turnover or 20 million Euros, whichever is greater). But if adequate preparation is made by companies in their approach to people’s personal data then this shouldn’t become an issue. If they prepare themselves.