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Amazon Hit with Major Data Breach

November 23, 2018

It has been widely reported this week that Amazon has suffered a major data breach which resulted in customer data including names and email addresses being disclosed on its website, right before the critical trading period around Black Friday. It is thought that a technical issue was ...

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GDPR advice

GDPR Compliance | How to Handle Your Customers’ Data

October 25, 2018

BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY are the biggest retail opportunities of the year for UK businesses. This year is the first time when businesses need to consider the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) in their preparation for Cyber Week. We will be running a free GDPR Update Webinar on 2 November at 12:30 pm that you are invited to attend by registering ...

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GDPR Compliance For Cyber Week Success

October 4, 2018

In the next few weeks, businesses will be preparing for Cyber Week (otherwise known as ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’). If businesses want to make the most out of the most important retail event of the calendar year, it is imperative that they are aware of the legal restrictions around certain forms of marketing, and the legal implications of certain promotional activities that you may hav...

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Euro GDPR

GDPR | How Enforcement is Starting to Take Place

July 19, 2018

The first hints of a new, tougher approach towards tackling bad practice in handing personal data are now starting to hit the headlines.  In the past few weeks, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has made public statements as to its intentions under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This is not something to be taken lightly. Although the excitement of GDPR and a new era of...

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CCPA: the US Answer to GDPR – California Dream or a Data Protection Nightmare?

July 13, 2018

It seems that all we have heard about for the past year is GDPR, and it’s not over yet. Just this week we’ve heard how the UK data watchdog intends to fine Facebook the maximum amount of £500,000 for a data breach. Just as the dust starts to settle, and the influx of consent emails from big companies dies down, ...

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contract blog

Are the contracts you have with the suppliers who handle your customers’ data GDPR compliant?

June 19, 2018

From a practical perspective, proactive management of suppliers is often a useful and effective way to ensure your suppliers deliver. However, it is important to ensure you have a written contract in place to outline the service you require, the date and time of delivery, fees and all other obligations of the supplier. Take a look here to find out exactly ...

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LawBite’s Countdown Checklist for GDPR | Part Six

May 23, 2018

The GDPR deadline is now only days (hours!) away – in this final instalment of our series covering the principles of GDPR it’s time for the sixth and very last of the principles! Principle 6: The Integrity and Confidentiality Principle This principle (the only one to deal explicitly with security) states...

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LawBite’s Countdown Checklist for GDPR | Part Five

May 15, 2018

It’s the penultimate week before all the talk about GDPR becomes a reality. Last week I covered data accuracy and this week I’m covering the last of the information standards – it’s time to take a look at principle 5 of the GDPR. Principle 5: The Storage Limitation Principle GDPR states that personal data should be ‘kept in a form which identifies data subjects for no longer than...

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LawBite’s Countdown Checklist for GDPR | Part Four

May 9, 2018

It just over two weeks now until the GDPR compliance deadline!  Time is ticking away and we’re already on part four of our GDPR countdown checklist.  Last week we covered data minimisation, so only collecting the data you require for the purpose you have identified. This week we’re talking about one of the standards that data collected should meet; introducing Principle 4 of the GDPR every...

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GDPR US Market

What does the GDPR mean for American companies?

May 4, 2018

  The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force across the EU last year and became directly applicable in all EU member states without the need for local implementation. This will also affect the US market and American businesses are furiously working towards compliance! They have physically established presence ...

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