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How GDPR penalties and fines can affect your business

How GDPR penalties and fines can affect your business

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) stipulates that national authorities within the European Union (E.U) must assess certain GDPR penalties (including GDPR fines) for specific data protection violations by businesses/individuals. The processing …

Ryne Sulier

Legal basis for processing personal data under GDPR

The legal bases for processing personal data under GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is arguably one of the most comprehensive and heavily enforced privacy laws in the world. GDPR went into effect on May 25, 2018 and aims to …

Donata Stroink-Skillrud

GDPR compliance guide

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance guide

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a privacy law that went into effect on May 25, 2018, with the goal of protecting the personal information of residents of the European Union. …

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How contracts can be used to process data under GDPR

How contracts can be used to process data under GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides that data processing is generally not allowed. The only ways that data processing can lawfully take place are the circumstances enumerated in Article 6(1), commonly …

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What laws require websites to have a Privacy Policy?

What laws require websites to have a Privacy Policy?

Unless you are at Target, you want to make sure that you actually need what you are buying. This concept especially applies to business expenses such as software. Is it a legal …

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Data Inventory: why you may need one

“Inventory” is one of those words that just make most people want to take a nap. Don’t worry though, at least this isn’t one of those blog posts telling you to write …

Hans Skillrud

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Who needs a Data Protection Officer under GDPR

The GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation is a privacy law that protects the personal data of residents of the European Union. The law achieves this goal by requiring certain websites to have …

Donata Stroink-Skillrud

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Google loses right to be forgotten lawsuit

For one businessman, articles listed on Google about his criminal conviction were cramping his style. While the articles were true in their nature and were not defamatory, the businessman (unnamed) decided to …

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