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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

How to answer a tricky subject access request (SAR)
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data protection

How to answer a tricky subject access request (SAR)

How do you prove a customer is who they say they are, and how much information should you provide?
4 Feb 2023
Latest Meta GDPR fine brings 12-month total to more than €1 billion
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Latest Meta GDPR fine brings 12-month total to more than €1 billion

Meta was issued with two hefty GDPR fines for “forcing” users to consent to data processing
5 Jan 2023
Microsoft's EU Data Boundary will begin staggered rollout in January 2023
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cloud computing

Microsoft's EU Data Boundary will begin staggered rollout in January 2023

Public sector and commercial customers will be the first to benefit when the rollout begins on 1 January across all of Microsoft's core services
15 Dec 2022
IT Pro News in Review: Hyundai vulnerability fixed, Meta served GDPR fine, Salesforce co-CEO resigns
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Business strategy

IT Pro News in Review: Hyundai vulnerability fixed, Meta served GDPR fine, Salesforce co-CEO resigns

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
2 Dec 2022
"Unacceptable" data scraping lands Meta a £228m data protection fine
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Policy & legislation

"Unacceptable" data scraping lands Meta a £228m data protection fine

The much-awaited decision follows the scraping of half a billion users' data and received unanimous approval from EU regulators
29 Nov 2022
What is the 'right to be forgotten'?
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data protection

What is the 'right to be forgotten'?

Everything you need to know about the EU's data-removal ruling
23 Nov 2022
ICO: The public sector isn’t getting 'an easier ride' with GDPR penalties
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Policy & legislation

ICO: The public sector isn’t getting 'an easier ride' with GDPR penalties

The UK’s information commissioner outlines his new approach to regulation and why the most constructive punishments will always be favoured
23 Nov 2022
Government reveals fresh replacement for GDPR will be a ‘bespoke, British’ system
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Policy & legislation

Government reveals fresh replacement for GDPR will be a ‘bespoke, British’ system

The DCMS is to be co-designed with businesses with the aim of streamlining data protection, but some already call the change unneeded
4 Oct 2022
Your ultimate guide to the UK’s International Data Transfer Agreement (IDTA)
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Policy & legislation

Your ultimate guide to the UK’s International Data Transfer Agreement (IDTA)

If any of your data moves overseas – and most business data does – then you need to keep on top of the rules
22 Aug 2022
What is AdTech?
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Data & insights

What is AdTech?

The UK data regulator has come under heavy fire for consistently delaying much-needed action, privacy groups say
3 Aug 2022
What are the responsibilities of a data controller?
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Business strategy

What are the responsibilities of a data controller?

If your organisation collects people's data, you need to know how GDPR applies to your practices
27 Jul 2022
UK gov invites experts to contribute to its overhauled AI regulatory approach
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artificial intelligence (AI)

UK gov invites experts to contribute to its overhauled AI regulatory approach

The new approach will not adopt the EU's centralised model and sits alongside the National AI Strategy and Data Protection and Digital Information Bil…
18 Jul 2022
Why does the UK government want to replace GDPR with the Data Reform Bill?
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Policy & legislation

Why does the UK government want to replace GDPR with the Data Reform Bill?

Critics brand the EU's regulations as inflexible and counterproductive, but do the claims stand up to scrutiny?
11 Jul 2022
GDPR and the cloud
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cloud computing

GDPR and the cloud

We take a look at the core areas you need to consider to be GDPR compliant whilst using the cloud
1 Jul 2022
UK unveils Data Reform Bill, scrapping parts of GDPR and promising £1 billion in savings
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data protection

UK unveils Data Reform Bill, scrapping parts of GDPR and promising £1 billion in savings

The reforms, which stop short of abolishing GDPR entirely, also include an overhaul to the Information Commissioner's Office and a watering-down of ru…
16 Jun 2022
A guide to cyber security certification and training
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Careers & training

A guide to cyber security certification and training

Cyber security skills are in demand from every organisation, but what training and certification is needed?
16 Jun 2022
Using Google Takeout to reclaim your data
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privacy

Using Google Takeout to reclaim your data

Everyone knows your data drives the Google machine, but now you can find out exactly what it holds on you
11 Jun 2022
Data protection policies and procedures
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data protection

Data protection policies and procedures

Why your company needs them, and what they should include
2 Jun 2022
Clearview AI fined £7.5m over improper use of UK data
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Information Commissioner

Clearview AI fined £7.5m over improper use of UK data

Australian facial recognition firm collected 20 billion images from the internet without consent in order to build its database
23 May 2022
The cookie phase-out might precede an AdTech apocalypse
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digital marketing

The cookie phase-out might precede an AdTech apocalypse

With the industry phasing out third-party cookies, what does this mean for businesses reliant on them to track and improve their campaigns?
20 May 2022
Google to add more Workspace data transfer controls in Europe
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data protection

Google to add more Workspace data transfer controls in Europe

Tech giant to offer "Sovereign Controls" in 2022 and 2023 to help navigate the "evolving" data landscape
4 May 2022
EU rules against Meta in data privacy row
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data protection

EU rules against Meta in data privacy row

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) says consumer groups can take legal action over data privacy breaches
29 Apr 2022
Data for 120 army recruits found on the dark web
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data breaches

Data for 120 army recruits found on the dark web

The website, run jointly with Capita, has been offline since mid-March as MoD assesses the scope of the breach
26 Apr 2022