GDPR and its impact on UK media so far

By Daniel Gerrella, The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018. The law protects individual’s rights over their personal data, both in terms of how it is used and how it is stored. It led to a flurry of emails from companies seeking to obtain informed consent from users, pop-ups being added to …

PR: the sole survivor of the GDPR apocalypse

By Gemma Spinks, Director, Neo PR, Bored of talking about GDPR yet? You won’t be the only one. We all know it’s happening, we all know it is going to mean massive process changes for every business, and I am pretty sure there are only a handful of businesses that truly understand the scale of the …

Trust, Privacy and Ownership

Facebook, the world’s largest media company, has messed up. By not correctly monitoring Cambridge Analytica, a company they had granted access to registered users’ data, the data was misused to the nefarious and potentially unethical benefit of one of Cambridge Analytica’s clients. In this act, Facebook failed to protect users’ data sufficiently. In one of …

Whose data is it anyway? WhatsApp and GDPR

By Gary Taylor, Wanting to expand our range of communications channels to our local members, CIPR Yorkshire & Lincolnshire started using WhatsApp a few years ago. Once a fortnight we sent a text newsletter out under the HiPR! banner with links to PR stories and CIPR activities to anyone who wants to receive it, whether …

Five steps to prepare for data breach communications under GDPR

There has been much talk in the PR/communications industry about GDPR, mostly concerning marketing and media relations from a compliance perspective. There has also been considerable discussion in the legal and cybersecurity worlds about what GDPR means for data breach reporting. By contrast, there has been relatively little guidance on how communicators should prepare to handle data …

GDPR aka Great Dignity for Public Relations

By Andras Sztaniszlav GDPR is in force in a couple of months. It’s all over the news that it requires a great amount of arrangements, the deadline is too tight and everyone will face data loss sooner or later. Still, I do believe GDPR is not a threat primarily but a huge opportunity especially from the …

GDPR and the movie maker

New strict data protection laws are due in this May.  What are the implications for the growing army of DIY video makers working in public relations and communications? You might be forgiven for thinking that videoing someone is as easy as pushing a camera or smartphone in their face and pressing Record. But it’s not …

Public Relations in 2018 – five risks

After a couple of years of economic, political and social turmoil you might be fooled into thinking 2018 is going to be a comparative walk in the park. There are some big challenges on the horizon but, with some careful thought and planning, these can be professionally negotiated. Here are five things that should already …