Subject access requests

How to deal with Subject Access Requests

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on the 25th of May 2018 and completely overhauled how businesses process and handle data. Organisations have had to rapidly adapt to ensure they are compliant with the new legislation and not liable for the large fines which have dominated the...

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A Guide to PSD2 – Strong Customer Authentication

Advances in digital technologies and the growth of the internet have led to an explosion in online crime. As traditional crimes like burglary and car theft continue to fall, online fraud has quickly become the most common crime in the UK with almost one in ten people falling victim. Criminals have shifted...

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What is a Data Processor under GDPR?

Two terms that we hear constantly in relation to GDPR are ‘Data Controllers’ and Data Processors’. It’s important to understand the distinction between these two terms as it will determine your responsibilities under the legislation.

What is Valid GDPR Consent?

The landmark legislation has changed the way organisations approach data privacy and put consumers back in the driver’s seat, giving them a greater control over how their data is stored and processed. When the GDPR came into effect on the 25 May 2018, it signalled the biggest shake up of...

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from MetaCompliance

Usually on a Friday, we’d have a scam of the week message. However, today is our last day before the Christmas break so we thought we’d take this opportunity to review the year and wish you the best for the year ahead. This year’s highlights include: • The release of...

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Article 30 and its Importance to Your GDPR Project

With the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), companies that process data will need to ensure they have detailed records of what they’re doing with data. Article 30 says: “Each controller and, where applicable, the controller’s representative, shall maintain a record of processing activities under its responsibility.” The GDPR will see the...

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GDPR for Dummies: The Roadshow

In an age of uncertainty, the one certainty for 2018 is the introduction of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In order to assist organisations with their GDPR project, by taking a ‘business first’ approach, the team at MetaCompliance are having an executive briefing on GDPR in key European...

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The Top 5 GDPR Myths

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on the 25th May and will completely overhaul how businesses process and handle data and give individuals a greater control over who collects and processes their data, what it is used for, and how it is being protected. Despite the May...

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GDPR for Dummies – Practical Hacks for Delivering a GDPR Project

The MetaCompliance team have just wrapped up their GDPR for Dummies roadshow across the UK and Europe. It was a huge success and we were delighted to help many organisations with their GDPR journey. We discovered from the feedback at the roadshows that businesses still have a lot of unanswered questions, fear...

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Scam of the Week – Meltdown and Spectre

Another year, another major security incident comes to light. The first of this year’s Scam of the Week series looks at Meltdown and Spectre, which are being called the ‘worst ever’ CPU bugs affecting virtually all computers. This CPU bug can be found in everything from smartphones to PCs to...

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