BONG! GDPR Special (25 May 2017)

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An informal and occasional selection of recent international eDisclosure/eDiscovery/legal IT/data protection/information governance/interesting news/articles collated by Jonathan Maas (LinkedIn profile) of The Maas Consulting Group in London.  Anyone can email Jonathan@MaasConsultingGroup.com to subscribe/unsubscribe.  Simply pick and click from below.

Wherever you live, wherever you work, whatever jurisdiction governs the laws under which you operate, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is going to affect you if you hold, carry or access European personal data.


If found in breach, you face fines of up to €20 million or 4% of global annual turnover for the preceding financial year, whichever is the greater.


With just 365 days to go before the GDPR comes into effect, today’s BONG! is a GDPR special from the BONG! archives.  If you think a spreadsheet is the answer to compliance you are in for a very bumpy ride.  Plus you’ll be handing hackers a treasure map of all your confidential and sensitive personal and business data.


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Bavarian data protection authority sends GDPR readiness questions to about 150 organisations (pdf in German) http://bong.maasconsultinggroup.com/q8y

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GDPR: The new driver for good information governance http://bong.maasconsultinggroup.com/q7t

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Consent control and eDiscovery: devils in GDPR detail http://bong.maasconsultinggroup.com/q7v

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GDPR: the good, the not so bad and the opportunities http://bong.maasconsultinggroup.com/q7h

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Five tips for achieving GDPR compliance http://bong.maasconsultinggroup.com/q7W

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GDPR: a business-critical enabler for CIOs http://bong.maasconsultinggroup.com/q74

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Reputation and profit - two recent GDPR wake-up calls http://bong.maasconsultinggroup.com/q6u

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Here's 12 steps from the ICO that you can take now to get ready for GDPR ahead of May 2018 http://bong.maasconsultinggroup.com/q6d

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GDPR and the importance of hard copy data http://bong.maasconsultinggroup.com/q6e

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Countdown to GDPR: Society for Computers and Law calls for contributions (clock ticking, and guidance galore, but we still need more clarity) http://bong.maasconsultinggroup.com/q6U

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OpenText on using discovery analytics to solve GDPR challenges http://bong.maasconsultinggroup.com/q4W

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Companies using artificial intelligence pose data privacy challenges over EU GDPR http://bong.maasconsultinggroup.com/q2l

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ACEDS panel in London on 2 March: Is the GDPR Europe's wall? http://bong.maasconsultinggroup.com/q2P

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Leveraging eDiscovery expertise for DPO responsibilities and GDPR compliance http://ow.ly/9K33308ckrn

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The ICO's GDPR overview has been updated http://tinyurl.com/zqfmm48

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Find out if you are ready for GDPR with this  simple test http://tinyurl.com/jhbnd9b

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GDPR triggers demand for EU Data Privacy Officers - with an opportunity for law firms http://conta.cc/2hc1298

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"ICO isn’t insulated to change. We need to evolve too – to stay relevant and provide best service we can" Elizabeth Denham brings her GDPR speech at National Association of Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officers to a close. Read her full speech http://tinyurl.com/hn3drau

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The government confirms the UK will implement the GDPR. This blog looks at how the Information Commissioner’s Office will help organisations prepare http://tinyurl.com/zesmrc2


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