Four legal tips to keep your business running smoothly in 2021

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1 The pandemic is getting worse, democracy in the USA seems to have collapsed, and if you have to say "you're still on mute" one more time, you'll explode. And it's only the 11th of January. Here are Read more

The UK/EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement and data protection: what you should do now

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I know it's Christmas. And I know I'm supposed to be on holiday. But I also know that some of you have been planning for, or even just worrying about, what you need to do to prepare for the end of Read more

Privacy policy or privacy notice?

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1 Occasionally I get asked "should I have a privacy policy or a privacy notice?". And the answer is usually "both". If you're not sure what the difference is, or whether you've got the right things Read more

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

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