Month: January 2018

  • GDPR titbits series: The real threat

    GDPR titbits series: The real threat

    This post will not provide you with any solutions, instead it will raise some questions which might keep you up at night. By now if you’ve been following my posts you’ve heard about GDPR and know more or less what it is. We’ve discussed the rights of the citizen and some of the main topics. […]

  • GDPR titbits series: Data Processing Impact Assessment (DPIA)

    GDPR titbits series: Data Processing Impact Assessment (DPIA)

    I’ve come across a situation where companies were being sold expensive consultancy services on the pretext that if they have a Data Processing Impact Assessment (DPIA) then they are compliant. I don’t even know where to start explaining on how many levels that is wrong.   DPIA is not required by everyone. It does not […]

  • What does GDPR mean for regular citizens?

    What does GDPR mean for regular citizens?

    Are EU Citizens impacted by GDPR? The answer is Yes we are, positively I might add. Whilst GDPR compliance is becoming a headache for companies and businesses, for us as citizens the impact is positive. The main aim of GDPR is indeed to protect the citizen and to provide them with rights over their personal […]

  • 10 steps to creating a Data Retention policy

    10 steps to creating a Data Retention policy

    A data retention and deletion policy has always been considered as good practice, especially in IT circles. The main reason historically was cost related as when a company grows and the amount of data being stored starts to accumulate, storage becomes expensive. This need is however now growing stronger and becoming a priority for businesses […]