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Germany Prepares For GDPR By Passing New Data Protection Laws

Germany is preparing for the new European Union General Data Protection Regulations by passing an entirely new Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG (Federal Data Protection Act). The new BDSG will replace the previous version which has been in place for...

Institute Of Fundraising Launch New GDPR Guide

Today has seen the Institute Of Fundraising launch their new guide for all organisations in the third sector who will be affected by the new European Union General Data Protection Regulations. The new guide has been written in conjunction with the...

Over 50% of Organisations Will Not Be Ready In Time For GDPR

According to new research from global research agency Gartner, more than 50% of organisations that will be affected by the forthcoming European Union General Data Protection Regulations won’t be fully compliant by the end of 2018. With the new GDPR...

GDPR: Too Much Scaremongering?

The new General Data Protection Regulations from the European Union are coming in May 2018. The reaction to this has been somewhat mixed, some saying that standardisation will be a good thing but with others saying that it will severely impact the...

From £400,000 to £59 Million: How Fines Will Rocket Under GDPR

Earlier in the week we reported that 47 percent of organizations globally have major doubts that they will meet the impending compliance deadline for the General Data Protection Regulations in May 2018. Doing so could see them face fines, but many...

What Are The Most Common Questions Asked About GDPR?

As we’re just over 12 months away from the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Guidelines. The latest statistics suggest that many businesses have not yet begun to tackle implementing the requirements of GDPR, however...

300+ Responses To ICO’s Draft GDPR Guidance

Back in March 2017, the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) published draft guidelines on the new European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations. This was essentially its interpretation of “consent”. As part of the draft guidelines...

Dublin Data Sec 2017 To Focus On the Implementation Of GDPR

It’s not long now till Dublin Data Sec 2017, taking place at the RDS Concert Hall in Dublin on 3 May 2017. The event is taking place to provide information, guidance and insight to help businesses comply with the European Union’s New General Data...

Wonga Data Breach Highlights Need For GDPR

This week has seen leading UK payday loan company Wonga suffer a data breach that could affect up to 245,000 customers in the United Kingdom. A statement on the Wonga website says: “We believe there may have been illegal and unauthorised access to...

Leading Fundraiser Criticizes ICO Draft Guidance On GDPR

In a new blog published on his website this week, Ken Burnett, a leading UK fundraising consultant has said that the new draft guidance by the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) on the forthcoming European Union General Data Protection...

Only 47% Of UK Businesses Aware Of New GDPR Requirements

A survey carried out by leading data security firm LogRhythm, Gigamon and ForeScout Technologies has revealed that only 47% of UK businesses are aware of the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) data regulations that are due to come into...