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Footballers threaten to sue for breaches of GDPR

A group of footballers, led by former Cardiff City manager Russell Slade, are threatening data collection firms with legal action for breaches of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The claim is backed by 850 players and seeks compensation from 17 major gaming, betting and sports data companies for misusing and trading players’ data over [...]

By |2021-10-19T17:33:21+01:0019th October, 2021|News|

DPO qualifications – what are they?

While the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) states that the DPO ‘shall be designated on the basis of professional qualities and, in particular, expert knowledge of data protection law’, it does not define in detail thequalifications needed to fulfil the role. However, various data protection authorities (DPA) have stipulated requirements, for example, the Irish [...]

By |2021-08-03T16:04:12+01:003rd August, 2021|DPO|

Brazilian consumer protection authority fines several banks for personal data misuse

Even before the Brazilian data protection law enforcement provisions come into force on 1 August 2021, the Brazilian Justice Minister, by way of the consumer protection authority Senacon, has issued significant fines to five large banks (Itaú, Safra, Cetelem, BMG and Pan) with a presence in Brazil for the misuse of consumer personal data. [...]

By |2021-07-28T17:22:05+01:0028th July, 2021|DPO, International, News|

New UK data sharing obligations

Our CEO Dyann Heward-Mills, recently presented on data sharing at the Westminster eForum Policy Conference on “Next Steps for UK Data Protection”. She said that “the UK setting high standards on data sharing is to be championed. Among other things, it helps embed trust among consumers and must be matched by an active regulator [...]

By |2021-07-08T16:41:10+01:008th July, 2021|DPO, Uncategorized|
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