The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Digest

Keep up to date with all the news, views and progress of the important new regulation

The quest for GDPR compliance might still be vexing many businesses but it is certainly proving a boon for the recruitment market, with demand for big data skills and professionals surging by 78% in the past 12 months....
What would you rather wear - a bespoke suit or a strait-jacket? It might seem like an obvious choice since everybody aspires to have something tailor-made which fits perfectly. Yet the consequences are not always what...
The head of data protection at the European Commission, Giovanni Buttarelli, has launched a stinging attack on social media and tech firms over a barrage of privacy policy emails in the run up to GDPR, claiming the...
What’s in your GDPR grab bag? You know, the things you will reach for urgently if it turns out on 25th May that your compliance programme has been less of a sure foundation and is more of a burning platform. Although a...
As the countdown to GDPR D-Day continues apace, a new study claims that many organisations will be inundated with requests for personal information from UK consumers, with two in five (40%) already planning to take...
Facebook's data scandal appears to have had a knock-on affect across all companies operating in the sector - as well as mainstream brands - with a new study showing that fewer than a fifth (17%) of consumers say they...
Last month saw a flurry of surveys and stories about organisations not being on track to be compliant with GDPR by the 25th May deadline. With this in mind, the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) organised a roundtable...
Over three-quarters of charities admit they still have plenty of work to do to meet the GDPR D-Day deadline of May 25, with most organisations still scratching their heads over how they will achieve consent to carry on...
With the Information Commissioner's Office still gauging its response to EU data chiefs' final consent guidance, the DMA is attempting to step into the breach with the launch of its latest guidance which aims to clear...
When it comes to interpretations of the new data protection law, it can sometimes seem that truth has very little to do with what is being said. Search on the subject and the top result comes from a compliance vendor...

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