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The DPO role and why you should consider outsourcing it

Under the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), which came into force on 25 May 2018, certain organisations are required to appoint a DPO (data protection officer). An organisation is required to appoint a designated DPO where it is a public authority or body, or where its core activities consist of either: Data processing operations that require regular and systematic monitoring of data … [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...]

How to meet the GDPR’s transparency requirements

The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has released guidance to help organisations comply with the transparency requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  The WP29 is an advisory body comprising representatives from each EU member state, and has produced numerous reports and advice on the GDPR.  Transparency is an overarching obligation under the Regulation, applying to the … [Read more...]