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Best practice, expert opinions, industry insights, news and key trends in regulatory compliance training, digital learning, EdTech and RegTech.

10 Tips for Marketing GDPR Compliance

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has warned firms that they must respect individuals' rights to prevent their data being used for marketing...

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GDPR & Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

The effective management of vulnerable customers is an absolute must, not only as a regulatory expectation, but also from a good business practice and...

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6 Tips for Sensitive Personal Data Compliance

Since the pandemic, the collection of sensitive personal data has become a necessity for businesses. We explain what special category data is and how ...

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GDPR Age of Consent Isn't Child’s Play

GDPR brought with it new rules to better protect personal data. Not only to protect adults privacy, but also to guard children against exploitation. S...

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Biggest GDPR Fines of 2020

Breaching the GDPR can cost you up to €20m or 4% of annual global turnover. Which is why we are tracking the size and reasons for the biggest GDPR fin...

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GDPR Self-Assessment Questionnaire

Our GDPR questionnaire will help you to establish effective GDPR procedures and controls, or serve as a benchmark for your existing processes.

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Data Protection Compliance in Times of Disruption

GDPR compliance becomes more challenging than ever during times of disruption. To maintain data protection compliance you will need to focus and prior...

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How Will Brexit Affect GDPR?

What implications does the UK leaving the European Union have for the GDPR? Will anything change? We answer your most frequently asked questions.

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8 Tips for GDPR Compliance When Sharing Data

Before you transfer personal data to other organisations, especially outside the EEA, you need to stop and think about the GDPR implications.

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Biggest GDPR Fines of 2019

Penalties for breaching the GDPR can reach up to €20 million or 4% of annual global turnover, whichever is highest. We examine the size and reasons fo...

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Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions About GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ushered in a new era in the protection of personal data in 2018. Any company deemed non-compliant faces ...

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Data Protection: Is Corporate Confidence Misplaced?

The Skillcast Compliance Insights Survey found 4 in 5 employees & their managers believed that they understand & comply with data protection legislati...

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Highlights from the GDPR 2019 Summit

Two internationally recognised experts speak about the realities of companies acting under the GDPR and the more recent PECR regulation at Skillcast's...

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The Biggest Data Breach Fines

The maximum fines for data breaches have significantly increased since GDPR was introduced. Under the Data Protection Act (DPA), £500,000 used to be t...

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Why you Need a Data Protection Officer

Ever wondered whether you need a Data Protection Officer (DPO)? If you haven't appointed a DPO but are thinking if you should have done, we are here t...

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GDPR Compliance Lies with People Not Just Systems

It may seem an odd way to start thinking about GDPR, but consider the question – but what do you think is the root cause of most GDPR breaches? The an...

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General Data Protection Regulation – Just an EU Thing – Right?

Unlike the 1995 Directive, the GDPR is not a Directive, guidance or best practice. It did not need adaptation and transposition into member state law,...

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Personal Data - Explaining GDPR Article 4

With GDPR, comes a widening in scope of what constitutes personal data. Historically, we have taken it to mean any data from which a living individual...

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Data Retention Legislation & GDPR Fines

Data protection has long been a poor relation in the world of compliance, a particular issue when it so often conflicts with money laundering regulati...

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GDPR Data Subject Access Request Fees

Under GDPR, fees can only be charged for data access if the subject's request is repetitive, excessive or unfounded. But the burden of proof rests wit...

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