Category: GDPR

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GDPR-Compliant Cookie Banners

GDPR-Compliant Cookie Banners

Two myths about cookie consent sprung up when the GDPR took effect: The first was that "you only have to make a token effort to get consent." The second was...

Data Protection Officers 101

Data Protection Officers 101

Many privacy laws around the world say you must have a designated employee responsible for complying with rules about personal data. The most common term is "data protection officer," though...

GDPR Compliance for Startups

GDPR Compliance for Startups

Even if you aren't in Europe, there's a good chance your start-up business will need to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Breaching the rules can carry significant...

How to Avoid Fines Under the GDPR

How to Avoid Fines Under the GDPR

It's one thing to have rules, and another to have consequences for breaking them. When the GDPR took effect, not everyone was convinced it would have any real effect unless...

Recitals of the GDPR

Recitals of the GDPR

The full text of the GDPR is made up of Articles and Recitals. The Articles are the formal clauses of the law. The Recitals are accompanying notes that explain why the...

Using Legitimate Interests Legitimately

Using Legitimate Interests Legitimately

While consent is often the key to data processing under the GDPR, it's certainly not the only option. You can instead process personal data when doing so comes under your...