Governments, as well as public, private, and voluntary organisations, are taking necessary steps to contain the spread and mitigate the effects of COVID-19, widely referred to as the ‘coronavirus’. Many of these steps will involve the processing of personal data (such as name, address, workplace, travel details) of individuals, including in many cases sensitive, ‘special […]
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What to be aware of when providing information to online services You may think that the personal data you provide will not be used for anything beyond the process or transaction you are participating in at that particular moment in time. However, this is not always the case. Personal data provided to online […]
Marie Boran from The Irish Times writes… …Despite the introduction of GDPR, the majority of websites have dark designs on your personal data. Whether it is outright failure to recognise your explicit consent for data collection or tricky interfaces that nudge you towards choices you are not comfortable with, this is an internet-wide problem. There […]
Richie Koch, Managing Editor, GDPR EU writes in www.gdpr.eu that the paradigm shift toward remote working began even before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out. Since then, local and national directives have confined large portions of the population to their homes. As a result, many businesses have continued operating using a distributed workforce, and some, like […]
Data Protection Legislation Key Data Protection Legislative Frameworks applicable from 25 May 2018… GDPR is coming up on its 2nd anniversary (25th May 2018), so it would be prudent to remind you and share with you again what Data Protection is, how GDPR is core to its application and most importantly why you must protect […]
Article 13 (Information to be provided where personal data are collected from the data subject) in Section 2 (Information and access to personal data) tells us the following: Where personal data relating to a data subject are collected from the data subject, the controller shall, at the time when personal data are obtained, provide the […]
With technology having transformed our lives in a manner that no one could have envisaged, a complete review was required on how to protect people’s personal data. GDPR replaces the 1995 Directive, which was adopted at a time when Social Media and The Internet were only developing. GDPR is now recognised as law across the […]
Each regulation was drawn up to reflect different segments of EU law. The GDPR was created to enshrine Article 8 of the European Charter of Human Rights in terms of protecting personal data, while the E-Privacy regulation was created to enshrine Article 7 of the Charter in respect to a person’s private life. The private […]
GDPR provides the following rights for Data Subjects i.e. individuals: The right to be informed about what data is being held about them The right of access to their personal data The right to rectify their personal data The right to erase their personal data The right to restrict the processing of their personal data The […]
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25th May 2018 last, and you’re probably sick of hearing about it, with all the ‘health warnings’ and now that the date has come and gone, you’re probably saying, ‘What was that all about?’. Fair point, however if you are one of the many organisations […]