Data Governance

Understanding the Lawful Bases for Processing Data

By Andy Bridges, Data Quality and Governance Manager at REaD Group. We are now well over 12 months into the enforcement of GDPR and marketers are still wrestling with nuances of the regulations. Confusion around the lawfulness of processing (Article 6), namely consent and legitimate interest, remains: the most common …

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Data Protection Authority
Regulatory Action

German DPA stops Google from harvesting from smart speaker

The Data Protection Authority in Hamburg has told Google to stop harvesting data from the search engine’s personal assistant. Google Assistant is integrated into many smart speakers in order to help the tech giant develop its speech recognition systems, Google claims. The clamp down on data collection began on August …

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