View The GDPR and Dark Data

The GDPR and Dark Data

Dark Data – the accident waiting to happen? As businesses make more and more use of personal data to deliver their products and services, the quantities of personal data stored by organisations have undergone dramatic growth, at least doubling in volume every year. This personal data has increasingly become a commodity which businesses value and…

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Are you GDPR ready?

When the GDPR was announced, it was due to be enforced in the UK on 25 May 2018. Following the Brexit referendum, the UK Government has confirmed that the UK will implement GDPR before the UK leaves the EU. Furthermore, the GDPR will continue to be relevant for many organisations in the UK – most obviously those operating…

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View The GDPR and the Data Protection Bill

The GDPR and the Data Protection Bill

In June 2017, the Queen’s Speech announced a new Data Protection Bill. This Bill will effectively implement the GDPR, which comes into force in May 2018 and reiterates the UK’s commitment to the principles of information privacy and data protection enshrined in the EU Regulation. The forthcoming new Data Protection Act will replace the Data…

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Data Protection Audit

In preparation for the GDPR, our client Canopius requested a data protection audit. Their systems were generally well-governed, so they were confident that their structured data – essentially data held in databases, making it relatively easy to search and classify – was managed in an effective and compliant way. But they felt less assured that their unstructured data – including…

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View GDPR – Time to Prepare

GDPR – Time to Prepare

Most of us have heard of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by now, but in some areas of business, the implications haven’t fully registered. In a recent BBC article Chris Daly, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, says: “There is a real lack of awareness about this issue in our sector – 60% thought…

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View The GDPR – Why?

The GDPR – Why?

Why has this new law been brought in? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a Regulation which intends to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the European Union (EU). The GDPR covers personal data. (Sometimes referred to as personally identifiable information – PII). This includes names, addresses, phone numbers, account numbers, email…

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