It is a common misconception that consent is the “safest” valid ground for processing personal data. However as two recent EU decisions prove, this is incorrect and in fact could result in fines if consent is used when it’s not appropriate (see below). WHAT DOES THIS...
You may have read our previous blawg on cookies – however this was pre-GDPR and so is now no longer up-to-date. As the ICO have recently published their updated cookie guidance (and also the cookie pop-ups on their own website), now seemed a good time to update...
There was a rumour following the introduction of the GDPRs that companies no longer had to register (or notify) with the ICO and pay a fee. This was because the Data Protection Act 1998 (which the GDPRs were replacing) contained specific wording to say that companies...
The way we use and share data has changed in ways we could have never imagined since the original Data Protection Act 1998. Given these changes the time was definitely right for legislators to update the legal framework by introducing the General Data Protection...
Who is liable under current law? The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), which currently regulates data protection law in England, distinguishes between two types of ‘users’ of personal data (see what is the difference below):- Data controller; and Data processor. The...
Carphone Warehouse has recently been fined £400,000 by the ICO following a hack which resulted in unauthorised access to records containing personal data of over 3 million customers and employees. There were a number of security failings identified, and whilst the ICO...
The Sprida Growth Space is now open.
Free computer and internet access🖥
For local businesses. Office space in central Weymouth.
What’s the catch? There is none.
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Special category data refers to a person's:
Trade union membership
Biometrics (if used for ID purposes)
Sex life or
It's more sensitive, so needs more protection.
Just over a week until our next Digital Law Scrum and... Bacon! Session will be exploring ways to manage your customer contracts when things go wrong (e.g. non-payment, customer breaches or customer claims you've breached!) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/digital-law-scrum-andbacon-sprint-9-tickets-76424125617?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Real estate company fined € 14.5 million in Germany for violating GDPR principle of privacy by design https://www.insideprivacy.com/eu-data-protection/real-estate-company-fined-e-14-5-million-in-germany-for-violating-gdpr-principle-of-privacy-by-design/
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