Well, the 2018 Social Enterprise World Forum in Edinburgh is now upon us and in the past month or so I have ventured through the development of the social enterprise spectrum over the last 10 years, from out-and-out regulated charities involved in trading and through various forms of social enterprise structure that “lock in” or “partially lock in” the benefits of trading for a stated social purpose. I said I would finish up having a look at the “out-and-out business” end of the spectrum, and here I am.
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On 5th July 2018, the European Parliament adopted a resolution which calls for the EU-US Privacy Shield to be suspended on 1 September 2018 if the US does not ensure a GDPR level of protection for the data of EU citizens. We explore the issues with the EU-US Privacy Shield and whether it is likely to be struck down as an adequate measure for EU-US data transfers.
Location data is a tool useful for marketers to reach mobile app users with targeted, specific advertising. For example, you are scrolling through your favourite social media site while walking down Oxford Street and an advert pops up about a sale in Topshop – perfect! Location based marketing is on the increase, however the technology has received scrutiny in France and, last week, the French Data Protection Authority – Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) issued formal warnings to two companies relating to the GDPR standard of consent where they used geo-location data for the purposes of targeted advertising via a mobile app but didn’t comply with consent under GDPR. Just over two months after GDPR came into force, this latest action shows that national data protection authorities are keen to assert the GDPR standards on national companies. This case gives some guidance on how other regulators may interpret “consent” in this context.
As we continue our countdown to the GDPR, which comes into force in under one month’s time (yes –one month!) on 25 May, this blog considers the impact the GDPR will have on direct marketing and the steps your business can take to assist with compliance.
In this week’s edition of our ‘Countdown to the GDPR’ blog series, we consider the impact the GDPR will have on data retention within your business and the benefit of having a GDPR compliant Data Retention and Destruction Policy. 25 May – when the GDPR comes into force – is getting ever-closer, but your business still has time to comply!
As you should know, data protection law in the UK is changing on 25th May 2018 with the General Data Protection Regulations (the GDPR). Our GDPR hub has lots of useful information in relation to this. With fines of up to 20 million euros or 4% of annual worldwide turnover (whichever is greater), it is important that employers get this right.
This week we consider the impact the GDPR will have on contracts between controllers and processors and what steps your business can take to comply – for some more helpful hints, please read on. Every week that passes brings us closer to 25 May, when the GDPR will come into force. Act now and prepare your business for the GDPR!
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018 and will bring with it greatly enhanced rights for data subjects. In this blog, we continue to explore the impact that GDPR may have on your business and some practical steps you can take to prepare. There is still time to comply!