E-commerce regulatory bodies

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This piece is going to briefly discuss the regulatory bodies that are an authority of e-commerce and associated areas. There is no regulatory body that has overall responsibility for the regulation of e-commerce. There are several bodies that enforce certain laws that apply to e-commerce. Some of which are: Chartered Trading Standards Institute – Protects […]

What rights does a data subject have?

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Data subjects have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which was implemented into the United Kingdom (UK) with the Data Protection Act 2018. Personal data is information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual. That information could be a name, number, or IP address. The identified or identifiable individual would be […]

What is a lawful basis for processing data?

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To process personal data, you must have a valid lawful basis. There are six lawful bases for processing. The most appropriate basis will depend on your relationship with the individual. The requirement of most the lawful bases is that the processing is ‘necessary’ for a specific purpose. You will not have a lawful basis if […]

What are the data protection principles?

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which was implemented into United Kingdom (UK) law with the Data Protection Act 2018, sets out data protection principles that data controllers must comply with. They are as follows: The lawfulness, fairness, and transparency principle – Lawfulness: there are six lawful bases for the processing of data as set […]

Are you a data controller or processor?

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It is vital that you understand your role regarding personal data to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Your obligations under the GDPR will differ depending on whether you are a controller, joint controller, or processor. If you breach your obligations the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) can take legal action against you […]