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GDPR: lawful bases for processing, with examples

First published June 2018. Last updated March 2020. Under the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), you need to identify a lawful basis before processing personal data. But what is a lawful basis for processing?…

How to write a GDPR data privacy notice…

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) gives individuals more control over how their personal data is used. If your organisation processes personal data, the Regulation requires you to provide data subjects with certain information. This typically takes the…

Top tips for data retention under the GDPR

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), organisations must be vigilant about how long they retain personal information. If you keep sensitive data for too long – even if it’s being held securely and not…

3 reasons cyber security training is essential

Organisations are always looking for ways to improve their cyber security defences, but they often overlook the value of enrolling their employees on cyber security training courses. According to a study by Centify, 77% of…

How will UK organisations share data with the…

As we approach 31 October and the revised Brexit deadline day, you’ll see more and more stories pop up about previously under-reported ways that the UK’s departure from the EU will affect organisations. The latest…

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List of mandatory documents required by the GDPR

The documentation of processing activities is a new legal requirement under the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Documenting your processing activities can also support good data governance, and help you to demonstrate your compliance…

GDPR: Data transfers outside the EU – what…

This blog has been updated to reflect industry developments. Originally published Jan 04, 2018. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) restricts transfers of personal data to countries outside the EEA. These restrictions apply to…