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Gain a practical knowledge of the GDPR with our certified training

In a recent Business Post article, IT Governance founder Alan Calder explained the importance of gaining practical knowledge when learning about topics such as ISO 27001 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Alan said: “When we are developing a course, we use our real-world experience with clients and the problems we have overcome with them. We build these qualities into our courses, … [Read more...]

Why you should adopt ISO 27001

With cyber attacks and data breaches on the rise, cyber security is fast becoming organisations’ top priority. Many have chosen to mitigate the risk by implementing an information security management system (ISMS). An ISMS is a system of processes, documents, technology and people that helps organisations manage, monitor and improve their information security in one place. ISO 27001 is the … [Read more...]

Ireland’s data watchdog deals with 1,300 GDPR queries

Since the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018, Ireland’s data watchdog has dealt with 1,300 GDPR queries, and 60 data breaches have been logged by organisations. The watchdog began receiving the first complaints when the law was implemented last month, and has also begun to receive notifications from organisations about possible data breaches. Most of these … [Read more...]

The GDPR is here – Save 15% on our certified training courses

After months of anticipation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is finally here. If you are still not fully compliant, don’t worry – it’s not too late. IT Governance Europe is committed to helping organisations across Europe with their GDPR compliance projects. We offer expert advice on the Regulation and our range of products and services provides everything your company needs to … [Read more...]

Rabobank reveals unusual GDPR compliance technique

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now in effect, and whether you’ve achieved compliance or are still working towards it, we imagine you’ve found the process tough. You might also describe it as stressful and perhaps even educational, but we doubt you’d use the word ‘fun’. However, employees at financial services company Rabobank are reportedly having a blast. The Dutch … [Read more...]

What am I supposed to do with all these privacy policy emails?

Society doesn’t tend to agree on much, but late last week hundreds of millions of people were united by the question: “What’s with all these emails about updated privacy policies?” The flurry of messages led to many jokes and memes, but lost among the humour was the reason for this torrent of emails. It wasn’t just an amazing coincidence that every organisation you’ve ever visited updated its … [Read more...]

The GDPR has arrived: What happens now?

So, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is here and the sky hasn’t fallen. Some have reacted with an eye roll and a muttered “what did you think was going to happen?” Others will think it’s Y2K all over again: a big build up for nothing. Of course, the world post-25 May 2018 looks very much the same as it did before, but it’s much too early to pass judgement. The effects of the GDPR … [Read more...]

The GDPR is imminent – Are you ready?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance deadline is just one day away, so now is the ideal time to review your compliance steps and look at what else you need to do. Key GDPR compliance checks Responding to subject access requests (SARs) Under the GDPR you need to respond to a SAR within one month. Organisations need to have procedures in place that allow them to handle SARs in … [Read more...]

Snapchat releases details of its GDPR compliance measures

Snapchat has announced changes to its privacy policy and user settings as it prepares for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect on 25 May 2018. Many organisations have downplayed the requisite changes as ‘tweaks’ to their policies, but Snapchat has made a point of emphasising its widespread alterations. The most significant revelation is that, unlike rival messaging … [Read more...]

The GDPR – health and safety for a digital age

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018, replacing existing data protection frameworks in all EU countries, including Ireland. The GDPR will not require transposition into law, so organisations involved in data processing of any sort need to be aware that it addresses them directly and that they must comply. The GDPR protects the privacy of all EU residents, … [Read more...]