The Data Protection Blog

October 22, 2020

3 steps you need to take for a Legitimate Interest assessment

A Legitimate Interest Impact Assessments (LIA) is a specific type of risk assessment, and as such, needs to be treated with some degree of gravity. If […]
October 19, 2020
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POPIA: a quick overview of the South African Data Privacy Law.

After a long wait POPIA is now here. South Africa promulgated the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) on the 1st July 2020. This has been […]
October 16, 2020
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GDPR: Even the Government’s have to comply. Weekly Digest 42

When looking over what happened this week, there were a couple of things I could talk about: EDPB’s guidelines on relevant and reasoned objection under the […]
October 16, 2020
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Lessons from the Outcome of the ICO’s Audit of the Department for Education

When the Department for Education (DfE) received complaints regarding how the department managed its National Pupil Database, the response from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) was […]
October 14, 2020

Why and How, our software now has a Data Protection Impact Assessment Feature.

What is a DPIA? A DPIA (Data Protection Impact Assessment) is executed by an organisation to analyse, identify and mitigate risks to personal information held by […]
October 9, 2020
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Data Protection and your employees. Weekly Digest 41

The Data Protection Authority of Hamburg (HmbBfDI) fined H&M, one of the largest global clothing retailers, €35.2 million for excessive monitoring of employees. This should highlight […]
October 8, 2020
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Social Dilemma; Why they do not care about data privacy and protection regulations?

Social media has become an undeniable force in people’s lives today, and this applies in nearly every corner of the globe. In fact, there are nearly […]
October 7, 2020
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The 3 questions you should ask before doing a data mapping

We tend to think of data as relatively static. Systems might be updated from time to time, but most of the time the information is organised […]
October 6, 2020
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5 types of businesses which are data processors and data controllers

Reflecting back on my post from Friday on joint controllers, I thought it might be useful to reflect on a couple of instances where your data […]