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What is considered “disproportionate effort” under GDPR?

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Under Article 13 of GDPR you must give data subjects information about your data processing practices, this is commonly known as the “Right to be informed”. This information includes but is not limited to what types of data you process about them, under what legal basis you process the data and where the processing takes … Read more

Do I need ongoing GDPR training?

In today’s world, we all end up processing personal data in some capacity even if we are not in a client or customer facing role. GDPR training has become essential for the whole team. Without good training, staff will lack the awareness required to complete their day to day tasks in a GDPR compliant manner. … Read more

How to make any form GDPR compliant

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Whether you’re using a simple contact us form on your website, trying to drive newsletter sign-ups or even manage job applications through online forms. Most of us are using online forms somewhere on our websites. Forms are a practical way to gather data but can also be a GDPR compliance risk if not set up … Read more

Does GDPR apply to b2b data?

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If you processing personal data for “b2b” or business to business purposes, does GDPR apply? There is often some confusion over this issue but in most cases yes, the GDPR still applies. So in this article we’ll look at some examples of b2b processing and explore what you may need to consider in order to … Read more

Mailchimp & GDPR: What you need to know to improve GDPR & PECR compliance

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Email marketing tools have improved the way we communicate with customers. Not only can we send regular newsletters, we can also use marketing automation features to send communications to customers based on their interactions with our websites and apps.  These emails can engage customers and lead to sales, and do all this in a cost-efficient … Read more

GDPR Training Requirements: Who needs to do GDPR training?

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GDPR might not be everyone’s favourite topic but it is important. With financial penalties for non-compliance soaring over the last few years, there’s never been a more appropriate time to review your current training programme or to put one in place. When deciding on what steps to take you may be wondering who exactly needs … Read more

Can I get compensation for a GDPR Data Breach?

What is a data breach? A data breach occurs when an unauthorized person gains access to your personal information. This could be by hacking into a system that stores your personal information, for example hacking into a database or computer system. Or it could be by unlawful access – where a person uses their access … Read more

How the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill could change marketing in the UK

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Good news for marketers – unless you’re not following the law already 💸 The UK government recently published the outcome of their consultation on the Data Reform Bill (now known as the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill) – a collection of sweeping policy changes “designed to make the UK the best place for businesses … Read more

The Biggest GDPR Fines so far (Updated for 2022)

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UK GDPR and EU GDPR have introduced some stiff penalties for poor data protection practices. Prior to the introduction of these regulations, data protection fines didn’t really reflect the severity of poor compliance. For example, in the UK the Data Protection Act which provided far weaker rules on how data must be protected than the … Read more