Tag GDPR

What is the ISO 27701 Privacy Add-On?

In 2019 an exciting new privacy standard, ISO 27701, was published.   But what is ISO 27701 and can it help you achieve GDPR compliance?   ISO 27701 for a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) ISO 27701, is an add-on to…

ePrivacy Regulation: How will it affect me?

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More changes are coming to EU privacy laws – how is your organisation going to prepare? What is the ePrivacy Regulation? The ePrivacy regulation governs the use of electronic communications within the EU – and will ultimately replace The Privacy…

Data Breach Fines Begin to Bite Under GDPR

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One year after the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force the UK regulator, has issued two multi-million pound fines. GDPR updated the 20-year-old Data Protection Act for today’s data environment and increased the maximum fines…

Warning: GDPR Phishing Scams Spotted!

Hackers have been creating fake GDPR-related privacy notice emails to mislead targets into handing over personal data, including credit card information. With GDPR being a hot topic, businesses and individuals have been receiving voluminous genuine privacy notice emails from brands…

ISO 27001 as a Tool for GDPR Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulations, and related UK Legislation, places responsibility on organisations to be ‘accountable’.  Although many of the requirements were already in place under previous legislation, organisations need to evidence their compliance and could face higher fines for…

FREE GDPR eLearning from Assent

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With the GDPR deadline been and gone (25th May 2018), Assent Risk Management released a FREE online course to help break down the requirements of GDPR and give you a breakdown of some actions that will help you to prepare.…

Tech Risk Management in 2018

As we start 2018 it’s interesting to look ahead at the risks that might resonate in the tech scene this year.  Here are some of our thoughts: Blockchain & DLT Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency, gained a lot of headlines towards the…

Five GDPR Myths Answered

Five GDPR Myths Answered
GDPR – GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION MYTH 1: “GDPR IS NEW LEGISLATION” No, it is not! It’s an extension of the current Data Protection Act 1998 in the UK – it takes some elements that are “best practice” currently and…

What will the Notification Fees be Under GDPR?

GDPR Fees
The ICO has published a blog post to ‘clarify how the fees that data controllers have to pay to the ICO are changing’; however the post provided no actual figures for the new fees. Currently organisations who process personal data ‘notify’…