As part of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement concluded on 24 December 2020 between the European Union and the United Kingdom, it has been agreed that the GDPR will remain applicable in the United Kingdom for a maximum period of
Since the beginning of 2020, the Supervisory Authorities across the European Union have issued several fines on companies breaching the provisions of the GDPR or national marketing laws. The main decisions are as follows: – Italy: two fines of respectively €11,5
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), any person (including organisations) handling personal data is subject to a different level of obligations and responsibilities with regard to the personal data processing operations they carry out depending on whether they are acting as a processor, a controller or a joint controller.
Indeed, all their GDPR obligations and responsibilities stem from their role and may, as a result, differ greatly. In broad words, controllers bear most responsibilities while processors must only act under the instructions of the controller and therefore, bear much less responsibility on its shoulders.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), controllers mustnotify:
the competent authority of any personal data breach likely to result in a risk to the right and freedoms of the data subjects;
the individuals concerned of any personal data breach likely to result in a high risk to their rights and freedoms.
It is therefore important for a controller to understand what a personal data breach is and to be ready to react promptly and appropriately when it happens.