What does GDPR mean for higher education?

The UEA email incident may be one of the first reported data breaches within Higher Education but it surely won’t be the last unless universities take the implementation of GDPR seriously. As the largest legislation change to UK law in recent years, GDPR addresses the changing landscape of personal data in a digital age and […]

70% of Brits in dark over privacy changes – banks, mobile operators and social networks in firing line

New research released today shows that millions may submit Subject Access Requests (SARs) to find out what personal information businesses hold on them after the General Data Protection Act goes live in May 2018. The research, conducted by Exonar, a leading provider of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) data mapping and data inventory solutions, set […]

ICO: New data protection advice service aimed at small organisations preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will launch a dedicated advice line on Wednesday 1 November at 10am to help small organisations prepare for a new data protection law. The phone service is aimed at people running small businesses or charities and recognises the particular problems they face getting ready for the new law, called the […]

The Survey Says: 59 per cent think that GDPR is confusing and nobody is surprised

A recent IDC survey indicated that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is confusing, but why is this? At just under 90 pages long, the regulations aren’t that large; the document is certainly no “War and Peace.” However, it still seems to be posing huge challenges for organisations of all sizes. A few specific factors […]

Biometric Data and You

Sensitive personal data is more private personal data which could be used in a discriminatory way including data. Sensitive information which reveals a living individual’s: Racial or ethnic origin Political opinions Religious or philosophical beliefs Trade union membership Health (physical or mental health or condition) Sexual life or sexual orientation Criminal records, including data about […]