DATE October 2, 2017 2:58 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Data Processors wake up to the GDPR

We undertook a GDPR impact assessment for a large data processor recently and I thought it might be worth sharing our findings and thoughts.  Not surprisingly we identified three sources of threat: a processor’s suppliers, their customers, and their ability to meet their own responsibilities set out in the GDPR....
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DATE September 8, 2017 7:34 am POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Is GDPR really an IT problem?

Owing to the word “data” in the Data Protection Act, and due to the lack of teeth and importance that data protection has historically been afforded, for the large majority of clients we have worked it is the IT team who have been tasked with ensuring an organisation is compliant...
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DATE August 27, 2017 6:47 am POSTED BY CATEGORY GDPR

Legitimate Interests and e-mail direct marketing

By Philip Brining, Consulting Director of Data Protection People. I have been asked several times over the summer to comment on various suggestions that it will be possible to rely on legitimate interests as the legal basis for direct marketing post May 2018 under the General Data Protection Regulation.  However,...
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DATE February 20, 2017 12:42 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Preparing for the GDPR in Social Housing

As the 25th May 2018 edges closer and closer, we here at Data Protection People have been busy making sure that everyone is up to speed and in the midst of getting fully compliant with the GDPR. One major event occurring the last day of January saw us open up...
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DATE January 20, 2017 4:07 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Three weeks in at the Data Protection People

Liam Fitzpatrick started with Data Protection People on January 5th after finishing his Undergraduate degree in Law at the University of Warwick joining at an exciting time of business expansion on a rapid development program. (PB) In my last blog I wrote about my first week working for the Data...
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DATE January 9, 2017 12:42 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

My first week at Data Protection People

Liam Fitzpatrick started with Data Protection People on January 5th after finishing his Undergraduate degree in Law at the University of Warwick joining at an exciting time of business expansion on a rapid development program. (PB) Even though I had written quite a few blog posts on the website in...
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DATE November 22, 2016 7:56 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

So you still think Brexit means escaping the GDPR?

Recent comments by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the Information Commissioner indicate that businesses cannot afford to delay complying with the GDPR. In the immediate aftermath of the June vote for Britain to leave the European Union we discussed the likely effects that Brexit could...
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