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does GDPR affect the property industry
Property

Does GDPR affect those in the property industry?

In the property industry, data protection is essential due to the sensitive nature of the information handled by various parties. The data includes personal details of tenants, financial transactions, and property records. Data protection laws such as GDPR, Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 (DPJL), Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 2017 (DPGL), and UK-GDPR enforce

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DPO within a care home
Care Homes

Why a DPO is important for the care home sector

In the care home sector, where sensitive personal data is not just a byproduct but a necessity for providing personalised and effective care, the role of a Data Protection Officer (DPO) has become increasingly critical. The implementation of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 has further underscored the importance of this position, emphasising the need

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Jersey Data Trusts: a closer look
News

Jersey Data Trusts: a closer look

The LifeCycle pilot project is the first time that a legally valid and duly established trust structure has been used to establish a data trust. What is a data trust? Data trusts facilitate the extraction of greater value from data through sharing.  A data trust allows people or organisations who collect or hold data to

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post covid working arrangements
News

New ways of working | What should you consider?

As we start to peek over the edge of COVID-19 lockdown, hopefully, and restrictions on our personal lives and businesses begin to lift, we must now review how we work and where we work. Flexible working has been around for a long time although I, for one, have always been very apprehensive about it.  Call

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data protection of cookies, biometrics and outsourcing DPO
Cookies

Data Protection: cookies, biometrics & DPO positions

This is our second blog of 2020, we have been busy with working on compliance projects, conducting DPIA’s and being engaged to be DPO’s for Public Authorities and private organisations.  Our main office in Jersey closed down due to COVID-19 and all our planned training courses in the Channel Islands and Ireland had to be

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gdpr news guernsey data protection regime and eu fine
Data Protection

GDPR: Guernsey’s Data Protection regime & EU fines

Welcome to our first blog of 2020.  The past twelve months saw an array of guidance, clarifications and new approaches to the changing world of data protection.  The clarification to the consent needed before a cookie (Non-essential) can be placed on a user’s system is going to be a major change for organisations with a

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workplace data protection and eu fines
Data Protection

GDPR Updates: Workplace data & EU fines

We have decided to do this blog every two weeks because we can give you more relevant information and more time for you to get around reading the parts that might interest you. In this blog we are looking at articles on, Guernsey’s new data protection regime, using CCTV in the work place, a decision

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channel islands registration and eu gdpr updates
Data Protection

Channel Islands new registration process & EU GDPR Updates

We are only looking at three articles this week, the first explaining the new registration process and cost as a controller or processor in Jersey and soon Guernsey.  This will increase the registration cost for most organisations.  The second look at a GDPR compliance audit carried out by the German Supervisory Authority on 50 companies

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eu data protection news and updates november 2019
Data Protection

EU Data Protection fines & Updates, November 2019

In this weeks blog we look at four articles covering a fine issued by the Polish DPA for €645,000 against an online retail company, an update on your position with using electronic signatures – watch out for your email signatures? Facebook settling a £500,000 penalty, without guilt for unfairly processing personal data of 87 million

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Data Protection: EU-US Privacy Shield & Data Breach
Data Sharing

Data Protection: EU-US Privacy Shield & Data Breach

In this weeks blog I have selected two main articles for your attention. The first confirms the acceptability of the EU-US Privacy Shield but warns that more enforcement must follow for breaches. The second is another Data Breach class action launched, this time against Equifax for a breach in 2017. The most notable fine this month

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