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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 … 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

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

GDPR & Recaptcha: How to stay compliant with GDPR

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Google Recaptcha is a great tool for preventing spam and abuse of your website. It’s easy to integrate, effective and free. What’s not to like? Well, while this tool is great for preventing spam, it can create another set of problems for you in terms of GDPR compliance.  In this article we will explore how … Read more

GDPR & Google Analytics 4: What you need to know

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Thinking of switching to the new Google Analytics 4? Stay GDPR compliant by reading our short guide where we’ll outline the areas you should pay the most attention to when making the switch. Switching to Google Analytics 4 gives marketers & site managers a wide range benefits: Machine learning: access to automatic insights and improved … Read more

The most common cookie banner mistakes and how to fix them

Is your cookie banner breaking the law? Probably. Most website owners will remember the rush many years ago, to comply with the “EU Cookie Law”. The original 2011 directive made cookie notices a part of internet life. But it didn’t really do much for people’s privacy. Compliance was at best — patchy. Some of us … Read more