DATE August 10, 2016 8:32 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

PECR breach provides a good lesson

This is the first blog I have done in relation to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations for some time and it’s been prompted by a compliance breach that I came across a couple of weeks ago that I thought would be worthwhile sharing. Scenario Fred started work as a...
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DATE June 24, 2016 12:40 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Post Brexit data protection in the UK

There will far more erudite commentators than I recording their thoughts in respect of the Brexit and its impact on privacy and data protection over the next few days – but I still thought it useful to commit my thoughts to “paper” for our clients and staff.  The gist is...
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DATE May 23, 2016 12:50 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

The perfect CRM system for GDPR compliance

GDPR contains several obligations for data controllers to demonstrate greater control over data processes.  In this blog DPP’s Phil Brining considers the extent to which those obligations may impact the structure and functionality of database systems used for processing personal data. Does GDPR mean I need to change my CRM...
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DATE May 9, 2016 4:12 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY News

DataWise Digital Leaders 100 Press Release

Leeds start-up nominated for Digital Leaders 100 prize. A pioneering Leeds Data Protection company has been nominated for a prestigious national award – just six months after starting up. Data Protection People, who help organisations reduce the risk of Data Protection breaches and cyber-attacks, has been nominated for a Digital...
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DATE April 20, 2016 7:46 am POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

What is Personal Data?

I made a presentation earlier this week to the north eastern members of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants about the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and some of the questions that arose were about what constituted “personal data” and was therefore regulated by the Data Protection Act and...
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DATE April 15, 2016 8:01 am POSTED BY CATEGORY GDPR

“Must see” mid-afternoon television

I vividly remember the last time I sat down during the working day to watch TV – it was 11th September 2001 and I sat spell bound in the East Stand of Leeds United Football Club where I was head of the commercial department watching the terrible events unfold on...
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DATE February 15, 2016 7:21 am POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

What does the GDPR mean for small businesses?

The General Data Protection Regulation is set to turn many organisations upside down and inside out as they implement change to bring themselves up to the standard required by the new Regulation.  In this blog DPP’s Phil Brining considers the impact on small businesses. The final text of the General...
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DATE February 3, 2016 9:51 am POSTED BY CATEGORY News

Safe Harbor 2 deal announced

The eagerly awaited Safe Harbor (re-) arrangement between the EU and US was announced late last night with more specific detail to follow.  Safe Harbor is the scheme and mechanism by which EU based data controllers are permitted to transfer and process personal data to/in the USA. The European Court...
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DATE January 20, 2016 1:19 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

“Consent” in the General Data Protection Regulation

The concept of “consent” has long been an area of uncertainty in data protection circles.  In this blog DPP’s Phil Brining explores how the new Regulation handles consent. “Consent” is a concept in the Data Protection Act linked to the first principle of fair and lawful processing and in my...
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