Max Schrems’s NOYB initiates GDPR action

A privacy NGO led by Austrian lawyer Max Schrems is among the first to file complaints under the GDPR against Google, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook.   As the compliance deadline was reached for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), lawyers began filing...

GDPR requires unprecedented view of Data Flows

Why is it important to know where data flows, with whom it’s shared and where it lives at rest, and what is the best way of achieving this?   It would be unacceptable for a company not to know where its physical assets were stored, how they got there and who had...

NHS Trusts spend £1 million to prepare for GDPR

Healthcare bodies invest in software tools and staff training, FoI request reveals.   The NHS is underprepared for GDPR despite the data protection law coming into force in just six weeks, according to new research. Trusts have spent more than £1 million collectively...

Most UK small firms are still not prepared for GDPR

Most small businesses are not prepared for new data regulations, according to research by the Federation of Small Businesses.   With less than 90 days to go before the deadline for compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), more than 90% of...

How to be prepared for GDPR

There are seven key areas organisations should review to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation, and even though the deadline is three months away, it is still not too late to start. With fewer than 100 business days remaining until the 25 May...

Article 30 Documentation

What’s new under the GDPR? The documentation of processing activities is a new requirement under the GDPR. There are some similarities between documentation under the GDPR and the information you provided to the ICO as part of registration under the Data Protection...

What are the benefits of GDPR?

I think that in too many publications and articles people focus on describing GDPR as a burden and completely omit the benefits coming from it. After all, the introduction of GDPR entails many positive changes for both companies and consumers. From a business...