General Data Protection Regulation

ICO Needs More Staff To Deal With GDPR

In a recent interview with the UK’s Financial Times newspaper, the UK’s information commissioner Elizabeth Denham has said that she needs more staff on better pay if the Information Commissioner’s Office...

EU GDPR News and Updates

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a set of new laws by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU).

We aim to cover all the latest developments surrounding the new GDPR legislation.

Many Businesses Unconcerned About GDPR

As the new European Union General Data Protection Regulations get ever closer, it seems many businesses are not paying them the attention that they deserve. In a report released in August, 65% of business leaders sad that they were ‘a little...

GDPR Is The Elephant In The Boardroom

A new report from Trend Micro has revealed that the boards of UK companies are not treating the new European Union General Data Protection Regulations with the seriousness that they deserve. This has resulted in an overconfidence when it comes to...

Majority Of UK Businesses Still Unprepared For GDPR

A new survey of 607 of the UK’s business decision makers by Barracuda Networks and Small Business Advice Week has revealed that whilst many UK small and medium sized businesses clearly understand and recognise the value of cyber security, the...

Compliance Briefing London 2017 To Concentrate On GDPR

Compliance Briefing London will take place this year at County Hall London on 12 October 2017. Forming part of a series of conferences on the hottest regulatory topics that are affecting the iGaming industry, this briefing will tackle two of the...

Businesses Stepping Up GDPR Recruitment

New research from one of the UK’s leading recruitment specialists has revealed that 66% of Chief Information Officers will be hiring additional, permanent employees to help them engage with the introduction of the new European Union General Data...

The UK’s ICO Clarifies Myths Around GDPR Consent

The introduction of the new European General Data Protection Regulations gets ever nearer and is now less than 12 months away. Whilst awareness of the new regulations is rising, so is concern about how it will affect companies and organisations of...

Tech Sector To Be Hit Hard By GDPR

A new survey by the Financial Times has revealed that the tech sector is being hit hard by the forthcoming European Union General Data Regulations that are due to come into force on May 25, 2018. As part of the survey, the Financial Times contacted...

Public Sector Organisations In The UK Struggling With GDPR

New research by M-Files Corporation, one of the UK’s leading information management companies has revealed that the vast majority of local authorities in the United Kingdom are not yet able to comply with the “right to be forgotten” requirements of...

One In Five Senior Executives Know Little About GDPR

The new European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are now just nine months away. Heralding wide-ranging changes to how data is to be stored and processed in Europe and beyond, many companies will need to make significant changes to how...

How GDPR Will Affect HR

With the new European Union General Data Protection Regulations being less than a year away, more and more people are becoming aware of it as there is potentially a lot of work for organisations to do to ensure that they are compliant. Most of the...

Home Office Begin Recruiting For Data Protection Officer For GDPR

Whilst many FTSE 350 companies were recently revealed not to be taking GDPR seriously enough, the UK government certainly is with the news this week that the Home Office is recruiting a data protection office for the Directorate for Data and...

Just 6% Of FTSE 350 Companies Prepared For GDPR

The annual report by the government, Cyber Governance Health Check Report 2017 has revealed that just 6% of the UK’s FTSE 350 are completely prepared for the forthcoming introduction of the European Union General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)...

Companies Need To Be Aware Of The Size Of Fines Under GDPR

Companies in Europe and those in the rest of the world who process data of subjects of the European Union should be aware of the impact fines could have on them if they do not comply with the new European Union General Data Data Regulations. Across...

Google Launches GDPR Site

Google have launched a new site to help its customers and partners understand what steps the company is taking to comply with the forthcoming European Union General Data Protection Regulations that will come into force on May 25, 2018. The new...

77% of UK Companies On Course For GDPR Compliance

A new report from leading enterprise scale big data architecture and machine learning tech company Exonar has revealed that most UK businesses are on track for complying with the new European Union General Data Protection regulations that will come...

ICO Tackles Misinformation About GDPR

With the date that the new European Union General Data Protection regulations comes into force (May 25, 2018) getting ever closer, so has the talk on news sites and by bloggers as to its content and its effects on organizations of all kinds across...

Matt Hancock, Digital Minister On The New Data Protection Bill

It was back in 1998 that Parliament passed the Data Protection Act. Perhaps one of the Acts of Parliament that we are most familiar with (in name anyway), it has transformed almost every aspect of our lives. This of course has brought many...