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...

Will The Recent Ransomware Attack Wake The World Up To GDPR?

Did you know that the recent ransomware attacks affected more than 150 countries across the globe and 200,000 individual victims. As well as being hugely problematic to the individuals and organisations concerned, it highlighted the vulnerability of...

84% Of UK Companies Not Aware Of GDPR

We are now just over one year away from the new European General Data Protection Regulations. The new regulations, which will replace all EU member state’s current internal general data protection regulations, will provide data protection harmony...

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...