Data protection and Trust

Written by Andy Bridges, Data Quality and Governance Manager at REaD Group. Since GDPR was introduced in 2018, it’s now easier to see how the regulation is impacting businesses, the way in which they manage their data, and their subsequent marketing efforts. Consumers, too, are more informed as businesses give serious consideration to the legitimacy and […]

Facial recognition: compliance in the age of GDPR

Andy Bridges is Data Quality and Governance Manager at REaD Group. Facial recognition is a growing phenomenon but one that presents a potential minefield for companies who are collecting and using personal information. With enhanced consumer rights and responsible data stewardship at the forefront of everyone’s minds, understanding how facial recognition fits with the GDPR […]

Privacy is Privacy Even in a Post-Brexit Britain

Written by André Thompson, Privacy Counsel, Trūata. As UK-based companies grapple with the many consequences of Brexit, one European initiative they may be happy to depart from is the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR). The considerable burden of compliance that organisations found themselves subject and the complexity of understanding and implementing a compliance programme to […]

#Privacy: Irish regulator launches investigation into Google and Tinder

The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has launched two separate inquiries into Google and Tinder’s handling of customer data. In regards to Google, the Irish data regulator stated that it had received numerous complaints from numerous consumer organisations across the EU, regarding concerns about Google’s processing of location data. Subsequently, an investigation will be launched […]

It’s Brexit Day

More than 1,300 days after the UK narrowly voted to leave the EU and months of political wrangling, Brexit Day is finally upon us. Tomorrow marks the start of the official transitional period, during which Boris Johnson has promised to cut all ties with Europe; the UK will no longer have to stand by EU […]

#Privacy: Italian DPA fines gas and electric company 11.5m euros

The Garante has issued two penalties against Eni Gas e Luce, totaling EUR 11.5 million, for violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.  In a statement, The Italian Data Protection Authority, Garante, explained that the fines concerns the illicit processing of personal data within the context of promotional activities and the activation of unsolicited […]