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Targeted social media ads: new guidance on doing it lawfully

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1 The European Data Protection Board has published draft guidelines, for feedback, on targeting of social media users. If you use targeting features offered by social media platforms, it's worth Read more

Your record of processing activity: what it is, and why having one will make your life so much easier

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1 I've written before about the key steps you need to take to get your business in order from a GDPR point of view. One of those steps — the record of processing activty — is a key starting Read more

Four things you need to know about the Age Appropriate Design Code

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1 The Information Commissioner's Office has issued a statement about its Age Appropriate Design Code. The statement says: The Age Appropriate Design Code has completed the Parliamentary process and Read more

What is a data protection impact assessment, and when might I need to do one?

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1 You may have spotted in the news that the government has said that it has not done a data protection impact assessment — a DPIA — for part of it coronavirus contact tracing system, even though Read more

Privacy notices in three simple steps

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What is a privacy notice? The data protection framework requires you to give people some key information about who you are, what you are doing with their data, how long you are going to be doing it, Read more

Do I need to worry about the new Californian privacy law?

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On 1st January 2020, California's new consumer privacy law — cunningly called the "The California Consumer Privacy Act" but known by most as the "CCPA" — came into force. (There's an unofficial, Read more

Brexit: a data protection checklist for UK controllers

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Yes. Well. Brexit. It had to come up at some point, I guess. The UK enjoys a beneficial position, from a data protection point of view, from its membership of the EU. Once we are no longer in the EU, Read more

GDPR: it's not too late

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Although the GDPR took effect in May 2018 — almost two years ago now — decoded.legal gets approached a lot by companies which have heard of it but done nothing or very little. Should they have Read more

Time to change your personal data diet?

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It's the time of year when many people (me included) try to shed off the excesses of Christmas and New Year by eating more healthily. Rather than going on a crash diet, you're encouraged to change Read more

Have you paid your "data protection fee"?

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The Information Commissioner's Office announced earlier this month that it was writing to the directors of every company in the UK, "reminding them of their legal responsibility to pay a data Read more