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How the GDPR affects CCTV and workplace monitoring

Did you know that the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) doesn’t just apply to basic information like names and addresses, but also to information about people’s habits and movements? This means that things like having CCTV and monitoring employees’ browsing activities are covered by the Regulation. However, that doesn’t mean you can no longer put up cameras or track your employees; it just means you need to be more careful about how …

British Airways fine could be the start of GDPR tidal wave

Earlier this week, the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office), the UK’s data protection authority, announced that it would be fining British Airways £183.4 million (about €204 million) for a data breach that occurred last year. In the same week, the European Court of Justice began hearing a case regarding the legality of Facebook’s data transfers between Europe …

GDPR in Ireland – the facts and figures

Figures from the DPC’s (Data Protection Commission) first annual report show that a total of 4,740 valid data breach notifications were received in 2018. This is a 70% increase on the 2017 figure of 2,795. Taking these figures into account, it seems people are more aware of their rights since the GDPR came into force. A recent report from the European Data Protection Board supports this, with most supervisory authorities seeing a rise in queries …

Identify your GDPR compliance gaps

In 2018, the number of data breaches almost tripled compared to the previous year. In just the first six months of this year, the number of data breaches has tripled again. With data breaches on the rise, and Microsoft and WhatsApp recently proving that even the most high-profile organisations can fall victim, compliance with the GDPR …

From pandemonium to fines – a review of GDPR enforcement in Europe

Do you remember the Y2K bug in the run-up to the new millennium? Warnings that computer systems and networks would stop functioning on 1 January 2000 led to panic and pandemonium as people prepared for its impact. Inboxes were flooded with emails about updated privacy policies, and plenty of organisations sought reconsent to continue processing information they …