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Does WordPress have cookies?

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In light of data protection laws like GDPR and the ePrivacy Regulations (PECR) you may be concerned about whether your WordPress website is placing cookies on your visitors devices – and whether you should be concerned about this. In this article we’ve collaborated with wordpress web development experts to explore exactly what you can expect …

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UK Home Office Receives Enforcement Notice Over Migrant GPS Tagging Data Risks

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The UK Home Office has been issued an enforcement notice alongside a stern warning by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for inadequately assessing the privacy implications of electronic monitoring of migrants. This action follows discussions with the ICO regarding a controversial pilot program that tracked the GPS locations of up to 600 migrants who entered …

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Exciting updates to our free GDPR training course: streamlined access and enhanced user experience

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At Measured Collective, we are always striving to provide the best possible learning experience for our community of over 5,000 people who have joined us to deepen their understanding of data protection and GDPR compliance. We’re excited to announce that our Free GDPR Training Course is now available on a more reliable platform with no …

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GDPR legitimate interests assessment guide & worked example

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It’s one of the most flexible lawful bases under GDPR but applying it comes with some caveats. To apply legitimate interests you need to be sure that your processing activity fulfils your purposes, is necessary and doesn’t override the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject. In other words, your use of …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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