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12. Februar 2019 - Fact check on the General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR: fines & penalties

Fakten-Check DSGVO zu den Geldbußen
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The “enormous fines” under GDPR are being talked about everywhere. Real facts, half-truths and nonsense rumours are mixing together to form a complete jumble. Here you will find the real answers to common questions.

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28. Januar 2019 - Data protection training

Data breaches: avoiding mis-sending

Fehlversendungen sind häufige Datenschutz-Fehler
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The majority of data breaches currently being reported to the supervisory authorities by controllers are cases of documentation containing personal data being sent to the wrong person. This is without doubt an important topic for training sessions, as well as in terms of the underlying business processes.

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18. Januar 2019 - Processing of medical data

Data processing in a doctor’s practice

Data processing doctor's practice
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Health data are subject to the requirements applicable to special categories of data. That fact alone has given rise to questions that have not yet been fully answered. Doctors‘ practices and other healthcare professions now receive information from various data protection supervisory authorities to support them.

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17. Dezember 2018 - Fundamental approaches for implementing the GDPR

Basic data protection: a must

Basic data protection
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Just a handful of specific legal questions left to clarify in detail, then the responsible people will have fully implemented the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? Unlikely. Here we set out the minimum requirements for implementation of the GDPR from the point of view of a supervisory authority.

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7. Dezember 2018 - Preventing automated abuse of data

Bot managers: recognising dangerous attackers on the internet

Bot-Manager können Mensch und Maschine unterscheiden
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When access details are stolen and misused, it is not necessarily human attackers that are the perpetrators: bots can access user data automatically, and then abuse them. Protective measures against such bots should be able to distinguish between authorised users and malicious bots. There are intelligent solutions available to help with this, known as “bot managers”.

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21. November 2018 - Security of processing

E-mail encryption: what does the data protection require?

E-mail encryption
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) specifies encryption as a measure for ensuring the security of processing of personal data. Does this mean that all e-mails from now on have to be encrypted? It depends – on the e-mails and the type of encryption.

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7. November 2018 - What to disclose and how?

GDPR: How to handle requests for information

Welche Tools helfen dabei, das Auskunftsrecht nach DSGVO umzusetzen?
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Without the right of access, data protection would be a toothless tiger. After all, a person can only be free to take action if he knows what another knows about him. However, there are several pitfalls that need to be taken into account if you are responsible for responding to an access request.

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17. Oktober 2018 - Data protection concept according to GDPR

A step-by-step guide to coming up with an erasure concept

Erasure concept
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the new German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG-neu) make stipulations on the erasure of personal data. It is therefore advisable to develop and implement an erasure concept. The DIN 66398 standard provides support here.

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15. September 2018 - Duty & choice

How to check software for GDPR compliance

How to check software for GDPR compliance
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Today, nothing happens without IT support. As soon as personal data come into play, the GDPR applies – to both new and existing software solutions. What do you need to look at in order to assess whether a piece of software conforms to the GDPR?

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3. Juli 2018 - Online recruiting platforms

Handling of applicant data: data protection in e-recruiting

E-Recruiting geht auch datenschutzkonform
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The digitization of industry and public sector also includes the process of recruiting new employees. Applicant data is increasingly reaching the HR department via e-recruiting platforms. What does this mean for data protection?

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