Category EU General Data Protection Regulation

Take it easy!

There’s a lot of confusion on how companies and organizations should implement the GDPR. This book, written in colloquial English, dispels the myth it’s all too difficult!

There’s a golden opportunity to do more – not less – with personal data by building deeper digital trust. The book explains how best to go about putting in place organisational and technical measures that add real value and enhance reputation and build deeper digital trust with customers, clients, supporters and employees.

The book is about joining the dots on business continuity, risk and technology.

In the foreword to the GDPR Handbook, Liz Denham, Information Commissioner UK writes:

“I often say that GDPR is a game-changer – that it moves data protection from the back room to the boardroom...

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GDPR Handbook is out today!

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Impact of GDPR on US marketers – 1 June 2018

 

 

 

Read my opinion piece here

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Interviewed for the 6 O’Clock News TRTWorld on GDPR – 25 May 2018

This is an interview on the practical issues facing companies and organisations in complying with the GDPR.

 

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TRT World Roundtable with David Foster

Other studio guests: Rhiannon Evans–Young, Director and Co-founder of Crest Communications; Hussein Kanji, Co–founder of Hoxton Ventures and Kate Bevan, the Editor of Which? Computing.

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Attack of the zombies with “GDPR emails” breaks data protection laws!

This is an all-out attack by the zombies and it’s continuing post-25 May! They follow other zombies by sending us mindless emails saying this kind of crap:

“We’re committed to managing and safeguarding the information you give us when looking for a job. CLICK HERE TO STAY SIGNED UP.”

Or how about this:

“LET’S STAY IN TOUCH. Did you know? New privacy laws come in to effect on 25 May. This landmark new law is designed to improve your privacy rights. This is great news for online shoppers, so if you enjoy getting our promotional emails, just click below…”

Or this:

“We don’t want to lose you, so please take action NOW”

STOP! THINK! LEARN!

These emails are pointless!

In the UK, it’s been the law since 2003 that you can only send a marketing email to an individual recipient w...

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A new superhero is born

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BSI makes film of Hitachi Consulting becoming the first global brand to achieve BS10012:2017 certification ahead of 25 May 2018

Yesterday, I gave an interview on film about my role as a member of the team that led to Hitachi Consulting Corp becoming the first global brand to achieve BS10012:2017.The new standard was created in the wake of the GDPR and is a Personal Information Management System (PIMS). This is a significant achievement as Hitachi Consulting Corp can now demonstrate – and it’s been independently verified by the oldest standards awarding body in thew world – that it has a world-class  culture of compliance. The PIMS sits at the heart of Hitachi Consulting Corp. efforts to comply with the GDPR.  The short film is available here   It was launched on Friday 25 May to coincide with the end of the transition period for the GDPR.  With me is Joanne Bennett, VP, Associate General Counsel – Commer...
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US companies are behind the curve on understanding how GDPR impacts their businesses

There’s an eerie lack of awareness about the impact of the GDPR on US businesses that target consumers in the European Union. According to recent research by the IAPP, complexity of laws, inadequate budget and too little time combined with the lack of qualified and trained staff have conspired to perpetuate this lack of readiness by US companies.

Here in Europe, many companies and organisations have been bracing themselves for the biggest shake-up in data protection, privacy and security for over two decades that’s fully effective from 25 May 2018 – in 13 days’ time.

I’ve been in conversations with senior US-executives who’ve boldly told me that the “GDPR doesn’t apply to them” and in any event they can rely on ‘legitimate interest’ to continue to market goods and services and monitor t...

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Enough already? Fed up with GDPR emails asking for your consent?

You bet!

This is an all-out attack by the zombies! They follow other zombies by sending us mindless emails saying this kind of crap:

“We’re committed to managing and safeguarding the information you give us when looking for a job. CLICK HERE TO STAY SIGNED UP.”

Or how about this:

“LET’S STAY IN TOUCH. Did you know? New privacy laws come in to effect on 25 May. This landmark new law is designed to improve your privacy rights. This is great news for online shoppers, so if you enjoy getting our promotional emails, just click below…”

Or this:

“We don’t want to lose you, so please take action NOW”

STOP! THINK! LEARN!

These emails are pointless!

In the UK, it’s been the law since 2003 that you can only send a marketing email to an individual recipient when they’ve consented...

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