Why Is GDPR Important For Schools?

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The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has drastically changed the landscape of data privacy around the world. Introduced in May of 2018, these stringent regulations have far-reaching implications for organisations on a global scale, both private and public, and will continue to influence the way we comply with data protection for years […]

GDPR for Schools Checklist

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In this article we will be reviewing our GDPR for schools checklist.  We will be discussing your requirements for meeting GDPR standards, including guidance stipulated by the UK Department for Education. It is important to remember that GDPR has no ‘One size fits all’ legislation. Given the wide range of institutions that gather and use […]

10 Privacy Questions. Data Protection in the UK.

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Recently our Technical Director, Mark Povey, and Deputy Data Protection Officer, Larisa Munteanu, were invited to share their deep expertise in all things data protection on the Legal IT Group webinar. Catch up over a coffee here. It covers areas such as: 1. Who are we? What do we do and what’s our experience in […]

Data protection and education: How does it affect your establishment?

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Why must the education sector protect data? In recent years, data protection has become a MUST have in all educational establishments. The protection of education data is enforced by regulations such as the UK’s Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA2018) that sits alongside the “UK GDPR. These regulations set out the rules that define how to […]

The Role of Regulatory Technology in the Digital Merger & Acquisition

“In the Digital Age, Every M&A Transaction Has Digital Considerations” – The Conference Board Mergers & Acquisitions are a driving force across every industry, with 2020 seeing significant deals totalling around $3.6 trillion. In an age where everything is connected and data flows freely between those connections, data involvement during an M&A is now a […]

What is ISO 27001 and How Will it Help you Comply with GDPR?

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), love it or hate it, has enforced the use of the principles of privacy pragmatically and demonstrably. Any organization that does not adhere to the rules of the GDPR comes under the watchful eye of the regulators. A privacy violation under the terms of the GDPR results in heavy […]

DPIAs – What are they and when do you need to do one?

It is not unusual to occasionally come across the opinion that Data Protection regulation stops organisations from using or sharing personal data or even getting on with their work.   We are happy to say this is not the case, and a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) is a practical way to ensure that you can […]

Who needs a Data Protection Officer under the GDPR?

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What is a Data Protection Officer? Data Protection Officers (DPOs) are independent experts. They will help your organisation monitor internal compliance, inform and advise you of your data protection obligations, provide advice on the application of Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) and act as a point of contact for data subjects and the supervisory authority. […]

Handling DSARs – Getting to Grips with Personal Data

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Personal data oils the machinery of our modern online lives. But as time has passed, our relationships with online services, mobile devices, and other data hungry systems have matured. To reflect this, regulations are designed to enforce privacy-enhanced personal data control using data subject rights. These rights are reflected in regulations such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and are increasingly included in other regulations across the world such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).