Category: News & Updates

What are the data protection officer roles and responsibilities?

As we approach the anniversary of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we are finally starting to get a picture of data protection officers’ responsibilities and what the job looks like in practice.

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Five takeaways for small businesses in Ireland’s GDPR report

Ireland is investigating big tech companies like Facebook and Apple for GDPR violations. A new Ireland GDPR report offers lessons for small businesses too.

What does GDPR stand for? (And other simple questions answered)

The EU GDPR has already had a profound effect on the way tech companies handle user data. But many still have basic questions about the bill. This article answers them.

59,000 breaches reported in first eight months of new GPDR requirements

The law firm DLA Piper surveyed European data protection agencies to tally up data breaches and GDPR fines issued since the GDPR requirements went into effect in May 2018….

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What is considered personal data under the EU GDPR?

The EU’s GDPR only applies to personal data, which is any piece of information that relates to an identifiable person. It’s crucial for any business with EU consumers to…

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What are the GDPR consent requirements?

One easy way to avoid large GDPR fines is to always get permission from your users before using their personal data. This article explains the GDPR consent requirements to help you comply.

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The GDPR meets its first challenge: Facebook

Facebook’s repeated data breaches are precisely what the General Data Protection Regulation tried to address with its explicit guidelines about reporting breaches. Facebook’s haphazard response has it facing a…

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What might the ‘US GDPR’ look like? American business community weighs in

In the wake of repeated data leaks, the Business Roundtable proposed a framework for US national privacy legislation. The recommendations represent the position of over 200 corporations and come…

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Six months of the GDPR: What do we know?

October marked six months under the new GDPR regulations. The findings from this initial period suggest that consumers are increasingly holding companies accountable for proper data security and that…

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Does the GDPR apply to companies outside of the EU?

Under certain conditions, the GDPR applies to companies that are not in Europe. In this article, we’ll explain when and how the GDPR applies outside the EU. The European…

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What does the GDPR mean for business and consumer technology users

Billions of people have had their personal information breached and abused after entrusting it to companies online. The GDPR is the most ambitious regulatory effort to make sure this…

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