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Data Protection and COVID-19

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 […]

Data Protection and Working Remotely…

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

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 […]

Information that must be given to your employee (Data Subject) when Personal Data about them is collected by you, the Data Protection Controller…

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 […]

Don’t ignore GDPR…

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 […]

Data Subjects Rights…

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 […]

GDPR – do you think you are compliant yet…?

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 […]