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GDPR is different from Y2K - a 12-Step Guide to Help You Get GDPR-Ready

Monday, May 28, 2018    Comments (0)    Permalink  
In her blog ‘GDPR is not Y2K’, UK’s Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has called the GDPR an evolutionary process and an “ongoing effort” that doesn’t end on May 25th, 2018. As all businesses based in the European Union (and also non-European companies collecting/processing personal data of individuals resident in the EU) get ready for GDPR, this is the perfect time for organizations to review their systems and policies to ensure they follow data privacy best practices. Here are 12 steps to help you in this process. Step 1: Rai...  

GDPR: Responsibilities of a Controller, Processor and Data Protection Officer

Thursday, March 29, 2018    Comments (0)    Permalink  
The buzz about the European Union’s upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is gathering steam as the date of enforcement, i.e. 25th  May 2018, draws close. One of the much-discussed elements of this law is the new guidelines it has laid down for data controllers and processors. While the GDPR retains some of the obligations that the Data Protection Directive places on both parties, it has introduced some new ones too. In this blog, we will discuss the responsibilities that the GDPR has conferred on each, and provide insights into how an organization, whether it i...  

The Main Elements of GDPR

Wednesday, February 28, 2018    Comments (0)    Permalink  
  On May 25th, 2018, when the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect the world will take a big step towards enforcing more stringent, water-tight privacy and data protection laws. A flagship piece of legislation, it will pave the way for better data protection practices by putting it at the forefront of business agendas worldwide and establishing one single set of data protection rules across the Europe Union. While the law will impact EU-based businesses, no organization that operates globally or collects data from a European citizen w...  

12-Point Checklist to Help Prepare Your Organisation for GDPR

Saturday, February 24, 2018    Comments (0)    Permalink  
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was designed to harmonize, strengthen and unify data privacy laws across Europe, in order to protect and empower all EU citizen's data privacy and reshape the way organizations across Europe (the EU) approach data privacy.

12 Points GDPR Checklist

The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted in 2016 and will officially be enforced in Europe as of May 25, 2018. GDPR comes with significant changes and any companies who may capture information for contacts or customers located in the European Union will need to be extremely aware of these changes as they can face very stringent fines in the cases of non-compliance.

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  The 12-Point Checklist is designed to Help Prepare Your Organisation for GDPR. For more in-depth information regarding GDPR, please download and read the ICO 12 step in-depth guide that was sourced to create this checklist. It is essential for companies in Cy...  

E-Commerce in Cyprus and the EU Consumer rights Directive

Monday, November 27, 2017    Comments (0)    Permalink  
From June 13th 2014, the EU has strengthened and harmonised the Consumer protection rules. The Consumer Rights directive applies the same way in all EU countries (including Cprus!) which means that consumers europe-wide can always be sure about the rules that apply when cross-border purchases are made. In the same way, traders, e-commerce owners and other businesses in EU countries also know what they have to provide in terms of consumer rights.   What does the directive mean for e-shops in Cyprus?   So called hidden charges are banned as well as other cost tra...  

Ecommerce checkout: Obtaining consent to transfer EU customer data to the U.S.

Monday, February 08, 2016    Comments (0)    Permalink  
  Obtaining consent to transfer EU customer data to the U.S. We'll discuss here the recommendation to obtaining EU customer consent regarding the transfer of their data to the U.S. If the customer refuses to provide their consent, they should not be enabled to continue with their transaction. On 6 October 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the Commission's adequacy decision on the EU-US Safe Harbour arrangement is invalid. (see judgment pdf)  This ruling  has invalidated the existing Safe Harbor Framework, which allowed the transfer of data ...  

E-Commerce VAT rules for intra EU sales

Friday, October 04, 2013    Comments (1)    Permalink  
When selling products online (sometimes called as well 'distance sales')  from one EU country to end-clients in other EU countries (B2C) the following VAT ruels apply: Depending on annual volume of online sales to a given country, different rules determine in which country the taxation will apply: VAT will be charged  in the receiving EU country (where the goods are shipped to and located when the dispatch or transport to the customer ends for distance sales)  when the supplier's annual sales are above the threshold(14 Kb)applied by the cust...  


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