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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

Google Workplace Admin Panel - Legal and Compliance Settings

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

Europe data privacy decisions round-up August 2021

A round-up of some of the most recent data privacy decisions led by data protection authorities in Europe. United Kingdom The High Court of England and Wales held that controllers and processors outside of the EU that nominate a representative under Article 27 GDPR cannot outsource liability for breaches of the GDPR. The representative can … Read more

How much are GDPR fines?

There are two tiers of fine under the EU-GDPR & UK-GDPR. The tiers are based on the type of violation and the type of data processing concerned.  Most organisations fall within the lower-level tier. How is the value of the fine decided? Supervisory authorities consider multiple factors when deciding on the value of the fine … Read more

Can an individual get a GDPR fine?

Worried about being personally liable for 20 million euro fine?  (errr, do you guys take card?) We’ve got good news, it’s highly unlikely, unless your side hustle is a one-employee Facebook clone. But it’s not totally straightforward.  It is quite easy to find yourself liable for some smaller fines. So in this article we’ll explore … 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

Security firm fined under GDPR after employee used WhatsApp to transfer personal information

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On the 10th July 2020, the AEPD – Spain’s data protection authority initiated a sanctioning procedure to fine the Barcelona Airport Security Guard Association (AVSAB) under the GDPR. The case found that a member of the AVSAB security group had used WhatsApp to send messages to private phone numbers containing personal information about employees.  The … Read more