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Punit Bhatia

First steps to take to reach GDPR compliance

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a recent law on privacy and protection of personal data of individuals, who can include employees, customers, or supplier personnel. All organisations who provide services to or process the data of EU residents need to comply with the EU GDPR. As the …

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Punit Bhatia

Who are the key stakeholders in a GDPR compliance project?

Compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can involve many stakeholders. This is especially true for mid- and large-sized organisations. This can be overwhelming for some people. In this article, we talk about key stakeholders that should ideally be part of your GDPR project. Who are the key …

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Andra Giurgiu

How to hire the right DPO?

With the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) going into effect, more and more job advertisements for the position of Data Protection Officer (DPO) have been popping up. Already in 2016, a study by the International Association for Privacy Professionals indicated that 28,000 DPOs would be needed to meet the …

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Ivan Klekovic

What is privacy by design & default according to GDPR?

Privacy by design is an approach to systems engineering initially developed and formalized by a joint team led by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (Canada), back in 1995. After a quarter of a century and an ever-growing swamp of personal data leakages, due to both the poor systems design and operations practices, …

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Hannah Churchman

How the GDPR could impact your HR department

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to the personal data of individuals in the EU that a business processes, meaning that the Human Resources department will be one of the most heavily impacted functions due to the quantity and sensitivity of the data that it processes. In almost all …

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Punit Bhatia

GDPR vs e-Privacy regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and e-Privacy regulation are the most critical EU regulations in the field of personal data privacy and protection. And, even though these are EU regulations, they impact companies across the globe. While the e-Privacy regulation has not yet been published, there are a lot …

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Punit Bhatia

How does GDPR impact marketing activities?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which replaces the outgoing Data Protection Privacy Directive 95/46/EC, goes into effect of 25 May 2018. It’s the most significant change to data privacy regulation in the last 20 years, enhancing and expanding on the key principles of data privacy found in the …

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Punit Bhatia

4 key benefits for companies complying with GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a significant piece of legislation in the field of personal data privacy. Often, GDPR is misunderstood and associated with the fines for non-compliance. While fines are certainly a possibility if a company does not comply, it is important for companies to understand …

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Punit Bhatia

7 biggest priorities to comply with GDPR on time

Your implementation project for compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can be overwhelming and complex. With the exception of a few small organisations, most organisations struggle to identify the most important tasks, and to put maximum focus on completion of GDPR in time – on or before …

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Punit Bhatia

How will GDPR impact different industries?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a significant piece of legislation, as it is likely to impact quite a few industries. Let’s see which industries may be the most affected, and how. Why would GDPR impact industries? Almost all industries participate in the processing of personal data in …

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Punit Bhatia

Demystifying the most common GDPR myths

The new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets new obligations and responsibilities for Data Controllers and Data Processors. The GDPR also sets new powers for the national Data Protection Authorities (DPA). And, yes, non-compliance with GDPR is associated with significant fines. However, the unfortunate truth is that not all info being …

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Renata Mekovec

What’s the relation between GDPR and data science?

Data science is an interdisciplinary field where the focus is on extracting information and knowledge from structured or unstructured data. By combining aspects of mathematics, statistics, computer science, behavioural science and visualization, data science generates new insights on data that is collected by companies and other entities. The possibility of …

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Pierre Faller

The obligations of controllers towards Data Protection Authorities according to GDPR

The new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets new obligations and responsibilities for Data Controllers and Data Processors. The GDPR also sets new powers for the national Data Protection Authorities (DPA) as defined by Article 4.21. This means the creation of an independent public authority which is established by …

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Ivan Klekovic

How cybersecurity solutions can help with GDPR compliance

Technical (protection) measures, means, technologies, rules and resources are mentioned multiple times throughout the GDPR text. The Regulation does not, however, specify any security technology implementation as obligatory (a few methods are suggested as optional solutions for the specific usage). Choice and evaluation of adequacy is the sole responsibility of …

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