The Demise of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

On 16 July 2020, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) presented its verdict on the ‘Schrems II case,’ declaring the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield invalid. This was quite a shock. Not just because the court chose to deviate from the Advocate General’s advice, which does not happen very often, […]

GDPR & Information Security: Where They Overlap & Where They Don’t

In 2018 the EU implemented the General Data Protection Regulation, better known as the GDPR. This regulation affected not only the EU but everyone in the world that does business with or handles European Union citizens’ data. Businesses of every size had to take action to protect their customers’ and employees’ data and avoid fines. […]

GDPR staff training – why it’s important.

GDPR staff training

The media often reports about the elaborate scams companies become victims of. Sometimes someone is mistakenly given access to a network that they should not have access to. Often attackers have an easy job. Social media sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn provide information to identify employees with access to networks and systems. Then a […]

Digital Marketing – The impact of GDPR

GDPR and Digital Marketing

In the past decade, digital marketing has evolved rapidly. Prospective customers could easily be reached using email newsletters. Personal data became a currency: businesses offer free services like email, entertainment, news, and search facilities, and in return, they collect data and sell advertising. Today various tracking mechanisms make it possible to predict what products and […]

Deleting Social Media – Saying Goodbye to Facebook

saying goodbye to social media - how to delete your history

Deleting social media and your data history – why do it? More and more people are deleting social media and for good reason. With a total of 1.8 billion active users, Facebook and YouTube are by far the largest social media platforms. Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat and LinkedIn – in that order[1] – trail behind them at […]

The Right to be Forgotten & The GDPR

The main objective of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is to protect the rights and freedoms of the citizen, in particular, the fundamental right to the protection of personal data. Recitals 1 and 2 refer to this, and a complete chapter of the GDPR is devoted to ‘the rights of the data subject’. […]

The Right to Erasure and the GDPR

One of the most striking additions introduced in the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the far stronger emphasis on the rights of the data subject. There is a complete chapter in the GDPR containing 11 articles devoted to it. In this article, we will discuss one of these rights – the right to […]

GDPR Checklist for Small Businesses

Checklist for Compliance The GDPR (General Data Compliance Regulation) applies to any business or organization within the EU that processes personal data and to any organization worldwide that processes data about an identifiable natural person in the EU. More specifically, this means: Any operation on any data that: Is or could be linked to a […]

GDPR Checklist – Are you compliant?

gdpr checklist - are you prepared?

As a controller, you have a legal duty to comply with the GDPR – as defined in GDPR article 4 sub (7). This includes the associated responsibilities and the liability ’to meet the requirements of the GDPR and ensure the protection of the rights of the data subject’. So, how are your preparations to be […]