On-demand webinar: GDPR Mythbusters 2019 – Are you compliant?

As we approach a year since GDPR came into force, in a recent webinar we revisited our popular GDPR Mythbusters series with a new round of questions and answers about data protection. Our Director of Best Practice Gary Yantin and Director of Course Development Nick Henderson answered the following questions: Are huge GDPR fines a myth? Does […]

GDPR Myth #4: GDPR is not something for the legal sector to worry about

“We don’t do marketing.” “We already comply with the DPA.” “We outsource our IT.” Does the legal sector need to worry about GDPR? These are all bedtime stories some in the legal sector have been telling themselves about GDPR. The truth is, like any business, the legal sector must be ready for GDPR-day in May. […]

GDPR Myth #3: You can’t send marketing emails anymore

Do the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) mean you can’t send any more marketing emails? JD Wetherspoons, the UK’s largest pub chain, hit the industry headlines last year when it decided to delete its entire marketing list. GDPR has injected a sense of impending doom into email marketers worried that carefully cultivated lists will need […]

GDPR Myth #1: Fine of 4% of global turnover for your first GDPR offence

Will regulators actually fine businesses 4% of global turnover for committing a General Data Protection Regulation offence? What are the actual repercussions of failing to comply with GDPR? It’s a headline-grabbing threat designed to leave you shaking at your keyboard, fearful that one wrong keystroke will siphon off €20m, or 4% of turnover, whichever hurts the most. […]

GDPR Compliance Myth #10: Like the Bible, GDPR is not meant to be taken literally

Was the General Data Protection Regulation handed down on tablets of stone? Were its articles intended to be revered, venerated and feared for all time? Or, as many businesses might prefer, is GDPR more of a set of guidelines, good ideas for living a moral life that don’t really matter if they aren’t actually followed? […]