Category: GDPR

Data Protection Checklist for Employers – Enable Working From Home

COVID-19 has impacted business operations across the globe forcing many companies to work remotely. Working remotely has huge data privacy and security implications. We have created a basic checklist that will help employers to protect their data as employees work from home. This global pandemic could remain a threat for a prolonged period of time.…
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Data Protection Checklist When Working From Home

These are extraordinary times as we deal with COVID-19. Teams across the globe, including oneDPO, have shifted to work-from-home as a precautionary measure. Working remotely has huge data privacy and security implications. We must take data protection even more seriously as we might work from home for a prolonged period. Here is a basic checklist…
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GDPR Implementation

GDPR Art. 30 – How to Practically Implement Records of Processing Activities?

In connection with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), many companies are wondering how to practically implement records of processing activities. The record of processing activities allows companies to make an inventory of the data processing and to have an overview of how personal data is handled. It also helps companies to be compliant…
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Data Mapping | Best Practices to Follow in Data Mapping

Why Data Mapping? In this super-competitive business environment, companies are collecting data from customers mobile devices, websites, and vendors. The collected data is valuable only when we have the right system in place to handle the voluminous and complex data. Data mapping is used to integrate this complex data. What is Data Mapping? Data Mapping…
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Steps Involved in a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR)

What is DSAR? With the advent of GDPR, a term DSAR was introduced. A Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) refers to a petition by a customer to an organization regarding personal data. DSARs give individuals the right to discover what kind of data an organization is holding about them, why the organization is holding that data, and…
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How to Establish Privacy Principles Within an Organization

Author: Ethan Heilig Collecting, using, and deleting personal data has recently been the subject of increased political and social scrutiny. Data collection has been at the centre of everything, from congressional hearings to Netflix documentaries. One result of this increased scrutiny is that the E.U. enacted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which took effect…
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IT Tech terms for DPOs

IT Terminology That DPOs Must Know

Cybersecurity and compliance jobs are in high demand in the IT industry, and that number is only going to grow as the skills gap is still a reality for employers. One of those increasingly sought-after jobs is the role of a Data Protection Officer (DPO). What is a DPO? When the EU voted for the…
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Is Fitbit Users’ Data Safe With Google?

Google Acquires Fitbit Alphabet, Google’s parent company announced on Friday that it is acquiring San-Francisco based smartwatch maker Fitbit for $2.1 billion. Fitbit, the pioneer in wearable technology, has also issued a statement that Google was paying $7.35 per share in cash. Fitbit offers a variety of smartwatches that can send messages, make calls as…
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Top 5 challenges for Data Protection Officers (DPOs) in 2020

Who is a DPO? What is the role of a DPO? The role of a Data Protection Officer (DPO) has come into sudden sharp focus after the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation law came into effect on May 2018. Yet many people outside the EU still do not clearly understand the role of a Data…
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Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) – How to Review Them

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018 as a way to modernize personal information protection laws. Even a year later, a recent Thomson Reuters survey found businesses worldwide are struggling to comply with the new legal framework. Not only are consumers using data subject access requests (DSARs), but employees…
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