/Tag: GDPR

Data protection audit by an authority | GDPR audit

Data protection authorities around the world have started to do a data protection audit (or GDPR audit) on controllers to check that they comply with data protection law. Essentially, the authority compares your organisation to a data protection law [...]

Ireland should be your one-stop shop for data protection

In everyday language, a ‘one-stop shop’ is a business offering multiple services and the only place you need to fulfil your needs. A ‘one-stop shop’ means something else from a data protection perspective in the context of the GDPR, although [...]

By |2019-10-02T16:51:12+02:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

Is the ICO being too harsh with its GDPR fines?

This week, the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) issued two intentions to fine organisations for breaches of the GDPR. It has not issued these GDPR fines yet, and both organisations still have an opportunity to respond to the intention with [...]

By |2019-07-12T17:09:32+02:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

How much does data protection compliance cost?

Now there is a good question. Many people ask us how much does data protection compliance (or more specifically GDPR compliance or POPIA compliance) cost. I'm afraid there is no simple answer but I can give you some guidance to [...]

By |2019-04-25T13:27:27+02:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

GDPR certified: How to obtain GDPR certification

For many, being GDPR certified or obtaining GDPR certification is the holy grail. It provides proof that you comply with the GDPR and other data protection laws. This is especially true for processors that process personal data for controllers. [...]

By |2019-03-06T18:28:57+02:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

Who needs a Data Protection Officer (DPO)?

Who must appoint a DPO? What does the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) require regarding a Data Protection Officer (or DPO)? This is one of the questions the GDPR, which the European Parliament recently adopted, has made many organisations ask. Another one of [...]

Data protection standard | Bureau Veritas | ISO | SANS

For many, a data protection standard is the holy grail in assisting them to comply with data protection laws. Data protection standards often provide very practical actionable controls (almost a checklist) that they can implement in order to protect data and therefore comply [...]

By |2019-09-05T10:39:30+02:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

Who is liable for damages suffered by data subjects?

When a data subject's right to privacy is infringed or someone fails to protect their personal data, and they suffer damages as a result. Who is liable for those damages? Who should the data subject be taking legal action against? Is [...]

By |2019-06-27T09:22:01+02:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

GDPR compliance deadline – what we’ve learned

They say hindsight is 20/20. And usually it's not helpful to hear that. But for once we can really apply what we've learnt. By helping organisations meet the GDPR compliance deadline, we've identified the key stumbling blocks to avoid as [...]

By |2019-06-27T09:42:13+02:00May 23rd, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , |