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E-Privacy Conference

Jun 24,2018 News by Sapphire
 info@sapphireconsulting.co.uk             London – 020 305 68855         Cornwall – 01726 247047 We are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at the EPrivacy Conference in October. Preparing For The Impact Of E-Privacy Regulations The ePrivacy Conference, taking place on Thursday 4th October 2018, will bring […]

Flybe and Honda fined for not respecting marketing opt-outs

Mar 28,2017 News by Sapphire
Flybe and Honda Motors have been fined for not respecting market opt-outs. They were fined £70,000 and £13,000 respectively for breach of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR). Both companies failed to respect individuals’ opt-outs from future marketing. Flybe had sent individuals on its database an e-mail titled “Are your details correct?” advising them […]

The GDPR is a watershed event

Jan 29,2017 News by Sapphire
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a watershed event in that it squarely identifies the rights of a citizen to their data. The regulation inverts the traditional mindset that companies somehow assume ownership of personal data once they take possession of it. In the new digital world, possession does not equate to ownership and […]

Consent

Jan 29,2017 News by Sapphire
The General Data Protection Regulation and Consent – Users Have To Opt-in To be valid, consent must be knowingly and freely given, clear and specific. Organisations should keep clear records of what an individual has consented to, and when and how this consent was obtained, so that they can demonstrate compliance in the event of […]

Data Breaches

Jan 29,2017 News by Sapphire
Data breach notifications play a large role in the General Data Protection Regulation. Data controllers must notify the Information Commissioner’s Office of a personal data breach within 72 hours of learning of the breach and must provide specific details of the breach such as the nature of it and the approximate number of data subjects […]

Rights of the Data Subject

Jan 29,2017 News by Sapphire
The General Data Protection gives data subjects more control over personal data that is processed automatically. The result is that data subjects may transfer their personal data between service providers more easily (also called the “right to portability”), and they may direct a controller to erase their personal data under certain circumstances (also called the […]

Five things to do to prepare for the GDPR

Jan 29,2017 News by Sapphire
Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation takes time. Here are five things to do to prepare for the GDPR. 1. Determine the applicability of the GDPR to their personal data processing activities. 2. Evaluate control requirements mandated by the new legislation. 3. Assess organizational capabilities to deliver the outcomes required by the GDPR. 4. […]

The ‘Right to be Forgotten’

Jan 29,2017 News by Sapphire
The ‘right to be forgotten’ is a new right under the General Data Protection Regulation. Individuals have the right to demand that their data is deleted if it’s no longer necessary to the purpose for which it was collected. Under this rule, they can also demand that their data is erased if they’ve withdrawn their […]

Role of the Data Protection Officer

Jan 29,2017 News by Sapphire
Did you know that, under the General Data Protection Regulation, your organization’s Data Protection Officer is responsible for “awareness-raising and training of staff involved in processing operations, and the related audits” and “appropriate data protection training to personnel having permanent or regular access to personal data”? Your Data Protection Officer can be an employee or […]

Small businesses are less prepared for the GDPR

Jan 29,2017 News by Sapphire
‘When it comes to data protection, small businesses tend to be less well prepared. They have less to invest. They don’t have compliance teams or data protection officers. But small organisations often process a lot of personal data, and the reputation and liability risks are just as real. The GDPR gives regulators the power to […]

Small businesses are less prepared for the GDPR

Jan 29,2017 News by Sapphire
‘When it comes to data protection, small businesses tend to be less well prepared. They have less to invest. They don’t have compliance teams or data protection officers. But small organisations often process a lot of personal data, and the reputation and liability risks are just as real. The GDPR gives regulators the power to […]