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An overview of the GDPR with Alice Turley, data protection expert

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), which came into effect on 25 May 2018, places obligations on organisations to be more accountable for data protection.   What is personal data?  Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (data subject). The GDPR places much stronger controls on the processing of special categories of personal data … [Read more...]

The GDPR: How to respond to data subject access requests

The introduction of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) requires all organisations within its scope to give data subjects the right to review the personal data being held on them.  Individuals can make this request by submitting a DSAR (data subject access request), which organisations must respond to by providing:  Confirmation that the individual’s data is being processed.  Access to … [Read more...]

The GDPR: When do you need to seek consent?

One of the most misunderstood aspects of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is its consent requirements. Many people believe that organisations must get consent to process personal data, but that’s not true. Consent is only one of the six lawful grounds you can seek, and it’s generally regarded as the least preferable option. Where possible, you should seek one of the following … [Read more...]

How to write GDPR-compliant consent forms

The new consent requirements introduced in the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) mean you need to be extra vigilant when it comes to requesting information. The rules for lawful consent are much tougher than in the past, and savvy data subjects will be bound to query anything that seems suspicious.  You can be sure your data processing activities meet the GDPR’s consent … [Read more...]

IT Governance Europe exhibiting at TechConnect Live 2019

IT Governance Europe will be exhibiting at this year’s TechConnect Live in Dublin on 30 May 2019.   Attendees are invited to visit us at stand F18, where we will be presenting a wide range of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), IT GRC (governance, risk and compliance), and cyber and technical products and services. Our team will be on hand to … [Read more...]

GDPR non-compliance costs data analytics company €220,000

Bisnode, a Swedish data analytics company with a base in Poland, has been hit with a €220,000 (PLN 944,470) fine from Poland’s data protection authority, UODO. The fine was issued after Bisnode failed to inform millions of people that it was processing their data, denying them the opportunity to object to the processing, and the right to rectification or erasure of their details, as noted in … [Read more...]

Are you prepared for a breach? Take our quiz to find out!

From Facebook and Ticketmaster to Eir, recent headlines in Ireland have been dominated by high-profile data breaches affecting organisations both at home and abroad.  Data breaches are becoming more severe and increasingly common – according to Ponemon Institute’s 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study, one in four organisations will suffer a breach. Despite this, many organisations are still … [Read more...]

Swedish Data Inspectorate completes first GDPR Reviews

400 organisations and public authorities have been audited by the Swedish Data Inspectorate in its first review, to ascertain whether a DPO (data protection officer) has been appointed where required. The review showed deficiencies in nearly 25% of the organisations and authorities selected. Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), all public authorities and certain organisations are … [Read more...]

Meet our team of experts at this year’s GDPR Summit

The GDPR Summit is taking place at Croke Park on November 6.    IT Governance Europe will be exhibiting as an industry leader to present our wide range of GDPR solutions, which can be tailored to combat the most complex information security, data protection, risk and compliance problems. One of the keynote talks on the day is being delivered by our very own Sharon O’Reilly alongside Peter … [Read more...]

Last chance to register for our October GDPR webinar!

Join IT Governance Europe for this exciting new webinar series to find out what you need to do to become GDPR compliant. Our GDPR webinars are presented by Alice Turley, a highly experienced data protection, consumer protection and compliance consultant providing expert and solution-based advice to Irish organisations. How to conduct effective Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) to minimise … [Read more...]