Collect and manage visual data? Follow these six steps for compliance

Data protection is a fundamental concern to all businesses that hold personal information – even more so with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Both requirements and penalties will become significantly more onerous when it comes into effect and many organisations are preparing now to put their GDPR compliant policies and processes in place promptly. […]

GDPR doesn’t have to be scary: Looking at your data privacy as a business asset

Regulations can be like hard medicine. Unpleasant to take, difficult to manage, but ultimately necessary to restore health. The EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), which comes into force on 28th May 2018, is viewed by many organisations as extremely hard medicine. The UK Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has called GDPR “the biggest shake up […]

How to appoint a data protection officer

The first point to note is that, even under the GDPR, not all organisations are required to appoint a data protection officer.  There is some guidance as to what skills a DPO needs: they should be appointed “on the basis of professional qualities and, in particular, expert knowledge of data protection law and practices”.  The […]