The Data Protection Blog

July 10, 2020
new zealand data privacy laws

The 3 Principal Changes to the New Zealand Privacy Law

New Zealand recently passed a new privacy bill to update its original Privacy Act 1993. The Privacy Act 2020 will go into effect in December with three major changes to […]
June 25, 2020
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How Does Healthcare Consent Work Under GDPR?

Consent is important across the spectrum of nearly every industry, but it’s especially critical when it involves an individual’s health. The GDPR lays out the ground […]
June 12, 2020
DPO challenges

The DPO challenges

Officer’, in the commercial sense – a holder of a senior post in a society, company or other organisation. The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) […]
June 4, 2020
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5 Tips to Improve Organizational Data Protection for Remote Employees

There has been a lot of debate about the merits of people working from home. Not only does it bring up questions of productivity, but it also […]
May 8, 2020
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Why GDPR Principles Are the Baseline for Coronavirus Contact Tracing Technology

New technology is always going to prompt questions about privacy for users. Free app users get so used to the convenience, and they eventually forget hidden […]
April 28, 2020
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Contact Tracing: Why Does Everyone Want an App?

Contact tracing is a proven way to control the spread of Covid-19 and the idea of using a smartphone-based contact tracing app is gaining traction. As […]
April 23, 2020
Spreadsheets for compliance

Spreadsheets and the risk to GDPR compliance.

The head of the organisation is responsible for demonstrating compliance. While some sole proprietors may find little risk in the use of spreadsheets, they are certainly […]
April 16, 2020
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Will the Proposed Dutch Coronavirus Apps Mess with Data Privacy?

Solving for the coronavirus problem has been erratic at best, sending companies, governments, and individuals alike into different kinds of tailspins. As we learn these difficult […]
March 31, 2020
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Compliance in Time of Crisis: Getting Data Protection Right

From companies to consumers, the arrival of coronavirus has rattled everyone. But while it’s affecting us all in different ways, there are some general trends that aren’t difficult […]