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Welcome to our blog, The Source.

Welcome to our blog, The Source.

I know that business compliance can sometimes be overwhelming and I want to help you find your way to being and staying complaint.

THS SOURCE is a place for you to access and find out about the latest topics and insights that could  impact your compliance for GDPR, ISO, Cyber Security and PCI DSS.

Howard Freeman

Meta (Facebook) Fined £14 Million

Meta has been fined €17 million for twelve breaches of the EU GDPR. The company, formerly known as Facebook, violated several GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) requirements. More than 30 million people have been affected. The Irish DPC (Data...

Special Categories of Data

What is special category data? Found out here. Special category data is personal data that needs more protection because it is sensitive.In order to lawfully process special category data, you must identify both a lawful basis under Article 6 of the UK GDPR. You also...

Six Data Privacy Mistakes every company makes

Does the following sentence sound familiar?  “I have read and accepted the privacy policy.”  This checkbox is found beneath various online forms. It’s completely superfluous. There is no need to accept a privacy policy because it merely serves an informational...

The GDPR Accountability Principle

The GDPR Accountability Principle is one of the data protection principles. It makes you responsible for complying with the UK GDPR. The regulation states that you must be able to demonstrate your compliance. It is sometime known as the seventh principle....

GDPR Accountability Checklist

Welcome to our GDPR Accountability Checklist. ☐ We take responsibility for complying with the UK GDPR, at the highest management level and throughout our organisation. ☐ We keep evidence of the steps we take to comply with the UK GDPR. We put in place...

7 Common Phrases that can kill your credibility

Don't destroy trust and erode confidence with colleagues and clients alike by using these expressions that will ruin your credibility. We all use common expressions in everyday conversations that we don’t realise can come across as insecure and even dishonest. To make...

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