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First GDPR Ruling Issued in German Courts

Last Monday (July 9) a German court, in the first decision applying the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ruled that data collection that exceeds what is necessary to achieve legitimate business purposes breaches one of the basic […]

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GDPR hits Johnston Press Group Revenues

The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation has been blamed for a 9% drop in the revenues of the Johnston Press Media Group. Johnston Press operates approximately 200 newspapers and websites across the United […]

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Ghostery GDPR Email Breaches GDPR Rules

Ghostery, a privacy and security-related browser extension and mobile browser application, breached the newly introduced European Union GDPR Data Privacy legislation with the email it distributed to it’s users to advise them of changes in Data […]

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New GDPR Compliance Tools Introduced by Facebook

Social Media giant Facebook has launched two new features to help businesses better protect people’s privacy and respond to privacy requests following the introduction of the new European Union GDPR legislation last week. The two […]

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Microsoft to Apply EU GDPR Rights Globally

With the May 25 introduction date the the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation looming, computing giant Microsoft has announced that it will be extending the core privacy rights of the new EU legislation on […]

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ISME Chief Executive says SMEs Require Help on GDPR

Chief Executive of Isme, Neil McDonnell, has pleaded with data-protection bodies to be “instructive, rather than punitive”, towards SMEs (small and medium enterprises), with the May 25 introduction date for the European Union’s General Data […]

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Finance Businesses Not Ready for GDPR

From May 25, the General Data Protection  Regulation will be enforceable. This document is aimed at protecting the right to privacy of European Union citizens anywhere in the world. Any company that has EU employees […]

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UK Information Officer Dispels ‘GDPR’ Myths

UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has moved to dispel the two most common myths that, she says, are being associated with the coming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation that will be enforceable in the UK […]

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WordPress Adds GDPR Compliance

WordPress has recently begun testing of its new platform. The purpose of the new version is to make Word Press tools compliant with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) tools. There is a heavy […]

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Draft Irish GDPR Law Published

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan jointly presented the draft Data Protection Bill 2018 with Minister of State for data protection Paul Breen. The bill is intended to repeal Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 when it […]

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GDPR Guidelines on Binding Corporate Rules

The Article 29 working party has produced two documents which detail General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements, in relation to Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs). One document deals with controller BCRs and the other deals with […]

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EU Commission publishes GDPR Guidance

As the date of implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), draws ever nearer, the European Commission has published guidance about the regulation, for use by Data Protection Authorities (DPAs), governments, national authorities, businesses […]

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Survey Finds Companies not Ready for GDPR

Disturbing news coming from the US is that a recent survey conducted by HyTrust, security solutions specialists, showed that almost 80% of respondents were not prepared for the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation […]