The Flowz Blog

Here are some articles published related to Flowz and GDPR that we think you’ll find interesting.

The Scale of Failing to Comply could be Catastrophic

Hilton were fined $700k for a Data Breach. Under GDPR, it would have been $420m!!   Consider $2 per lost record versus $1,200 per lost record. That’s the difference between what Hilton will pay to New York State versus what it will pay to EU regulators once the...

An Earthquake in the Marketing World

These new regulations are no less than a revolution in the way countries refer to their citizen’s personal data and to companies ability to store and use it for their needs. For years companies could have done everything with this data: track people, target people...

Handling Data under GDPR: No IT Department is an Island

This is a very interesting piece from David Fanning of Spiceworks. It touches upon how the IT departments normally get the stick for lost or tampered information, but under GDPR, it relies on all departments of the business. With its rules about the way companies...

Myth 5: GDPR is an unnecessary burden on organisations

Our blog dated 16th October focused on the first 4 myths on GDPR, now we are talking about Myth 5 and how organisations are talking about GDPR being an unnecessary burden. Let Steve Wood, Deputy Commissioner (Policy) at the ICO set the record straight... The new...

Failure to Comply could hit you like a Lightning Bolt

The lack of understanding and misconceptions of the scale and full impact of GDPR is hampering efforts to comply. There is only one year left until full compliance with GDPR – the new EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 – is required, and preparation among...

Freeze – GDPR is coming!

  I am a big fan of change - one of my favourite change models is Kurt Lewin’s three-stage model: Unfreeze Change Refreeze Lewin theorised that people become embedded in a behavioural pattern, and that to get them to change, you have to first break that pattern...

The first rule of GDPR is…

You do not talk about GDPR... The second rule of GDPR is: you DO NOT talk about GDPR. If this is the general attitude in your organisation, time is running out.  GDPR was adopted on 27th April 2016 and will take effect on 25th May 2018.  Your organisation is expected...

South East Commissioning Support Unit – IAM

Finding the risks, flowing the data: How one CSU is managing the NHS IG challenge Information governance is often seen as a barrier to sharing data across healthcare organisations. But at least one commissioning support unit (CSU) is managing information in a way that...