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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

What the marketing team at Virgin Media got wrong about PECR

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The ICO’s recent enforcement action against Virgin Media shows us that some marketers are still failing to understand the ICO’s guidance on PECR. In this article we’ll look at the case, examine what went wrong and provide some simple solutions that can help you reduce your risk of making the same mistakes. On the 6th … Read more

Is Google Forms GDPR compliant?

If you are using Google Forms to process the personal data of UK or EEA (European Economic Area) based citizens then you may be wondering if Google Forms is GDPR compliant? This is a good question to be asking, as poor GDPR compliance can lead to a fine, of up to 4% of your turnover … 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

GDPR: what counts as personal data?

To comply with UK GDPR and EU GDPR it is necessary to understand the definition of personal data under GDPR. This is an area where there is often some confusion. While most of us understand that information like a name, or date of birth could be considered personal. Other information that could be linked to … Read more

GDPR & Google Workspace: How to stay compliant with GDPR

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Google Workspace has become a dominant force in the business productivity software market. The product, formerly known as G-Suite has reached mass adoption in the market, shaking off fierce competition from rival Microsoft’s Office365 – which has been arguably slow to the market, considering their prior dominance with the Microsoft Office suite. Official statistics on … Read more

Facebook to update cookie consent controls on Facebook & Instagram in Europe

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Their aim is to improve alignment with the ePrivacy Directive (UK – PECR) and GDPR. Facebook announced via their newsroom on Thursday (23rd September 2021) that they will be changing their cookie consent controls within the European region for Facebook and Instagram users. The goal is to give users “a more granular level of control” … Read more