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GDPR Legal Requirements for Collecting Personal Data

In this whitepaper, you will learn about:

  • The legal basis of data processing activities.
  • Make correct choices for data collection, protection, and processing activities and avoid being fined.
  • Conduct effective and automated data mapping that can help identify the correct legal basis and ensure lawful data processing.
  • Learn how you can comply with GDPR and other global privacy regulations quickly.
  • Adopt safeguards for the protection of personal data and comply with article 6 of GDPR.


Can you guess what was the biggest reason behind the fines imposed by EU data protection authorities in the last few years?

It was an ‘insufficient legal basis for data processing.’

There have been over 237 fines imposed for Article 6 violations and the sum of these fines exceeds € 176,000,000.

The GDPR allows the collection and processing of personal data only on lawful grounds, therefore it’s important to understand the legal basis of data processing activities defined by GDPR and align your activities with them.

We’ve summed up the 6 legal bases you need to be careful about, download the whitepaper to lawfully safeguard and process the personal data you are responsible for.

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Our Readers Frequently Ask:

Personal data is any information that is related to an identified or identifiable natural person e.g. telephone, credit card, or personnel number of a person, account data, number plate, appearance, customer number, or address.

No. Organisations don't always need your consent to use your personal data. They can use it without consent if they have a valid reason. These reasons are known in the law as a 'lawful basis, and there are six lawful bases organizations can use. You can find them in the whitepaper.

You can keep personal data indefinitely if you are holding it only for: archiving purposes in the public interest; scientific or historical research purposes; or. statistical purposes.

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