ICO blog: WhatsApp’s public commitment not to share personal data with Facebook until data protection concerns are addressed

People have a right to have their personal data kept safe, only used in ways that are properly explained to them, and for certain uses of their data, to which they expressly consent. This is a requirement of the Data Protection Act. My office has just completed an investigation, which commenced in August 2016, into […]

GDPR: The human factor

What has dry regulation known as GDPR, got to do with humans? Answer, almost everything. A recent survey by ForgeRock found that 57 per cent of UK consumers are worried that they have shared too much personal data online. 53 per cent said they would not be comfortable if their personal data was shared without […]

The foundations needed to support GDPR must be built on accountability and visibility

Despite the impending arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on 25th May, 2018, local authorities across the country appear to be finding themselves behind the curve in making the necessary preparations needed to ensure compliance with the regulation. The GDPR is a complicated piece of legislation that will place […]

4 GDPR risk areas for Payroll & HR

With the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on 25 May 2018, many employers may be worried that they do not fully understand all the new rules surrounding the personal data they hold and is processed for an individual. The new legislation will have a huge impact on employers, particularly on their […]

How GDPR can empower travel, transport & hospitality firms and their customers

Instead of fearing GDPR, travel, transport & hospitality companies should embrace this opportune moment to fine-tune their data foundations, place the customer first and safeguard their bottom line. Over the last thirty years, the Internet has been the biggest disuptor to the travel, transport and hospitality industry. From apps, aggregators and AirBnB to review sites […]