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 […]

What is a Data Protection Officer (DPO)?

The primary role of the data protection officer (DPO) is to ensure that their organization processes the personal data of its staff, customers, providers or any other individuals in compliance with the applicable data protection rules. EU bodies and institutions have already had to conform to this requirement for quite some time. Now that the […]

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What does GDPR stand for?

And why you need to know about it in 2018. On May 25th 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became applicable law in the European Union (EU)[1]. This has an impact on organizations worldwide which do business with and/or collect data about individuals who live in the EU. The regulation intends to better protect […]

Data Protection Principles Made Easy

The General Data Protection Regulation is – by far – the biggest change in European data protection law in 20 years and a major change in focus towards the rights of the data subject. The GDPR is quite a long legal text and certainly not ‘easy reading’. The six principles[1] regarding processing of personal data […]