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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DATE December 17, 2015 5:30 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY News

LIBE paves the way for new DP law

Civil Liberties Euro MPs voted today in favour of reform to the data protection legislation in Europe. Read the official press release here http://bit.ly/1NVkJyW. The new rules will bring about significant changes to most UK organisations. An official EU press conference is planned for 21st December. The new legislation is...
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DATE December 17, 2015 1:49 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY News

A flavour of November news

Talk Talk hack estimated to cost up to £35m http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34784980 VTech hack exposes 6m kids and 5m adults’ data https://www.vtech.com/en/press_release/2015/faq-about-data-breach-on-vtech-learning-lodge/ Starwood Hotels (USA) hit by malware introduced to tills http://www.scmagazine.com/starwood-hotels-hit-with-pos-malware/article/455395/ TuneCore (online music site) database breached http://www.scmagazineuk.com/tunecore-database-hacked-personal-customer-data-stolen/article/458660/ Adele fans’ data compromised on ticket website through insecure code http://www.scmagazineuk.com/it-isnt-over-adele-fans-security-breached/article/456749/ Pearson VUE...
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DATE December 17, 2015 1:48 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY News

ICO Launches new data sharing video

The ICO has launched a really informative new video on data sharing available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJJJomQeuEg#action=share. It will give may comfort in the manner in which it runs through the various data sharing scenarios and proposes/re-enforces the ICOs risk and circumstantial based approach.
DATE July 8, 2015 12:32 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY News

Charity fundraising under the spotlight

Yesterday the BBC published a story putting charity fundraising under scrutiny. Having worked with a few large charities I can see the difficulties they face. Many charities employ third party collectors or agencies to engage the public and collect donations and/or introduce new regular donors. This is a pure out...
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DATE June 4, 2015 1:32 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY News

Staying safe during a video conference

There have been many stories in the news recently concerning online privacy. These days, it is vital to make sure you take the necessary steps to secure yourself when using the internet. Companies employing video conferencing equipment also need to be vigilant. Video conferencing can bring many excellent benefits to...
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DATE May 22, 2015 1:33 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY News

£3m pay out for “Crazy Miss Bonkers”

Data, like everything in life eventually reaches the end of its usefulness – it becomes un-necessary to fulfil or support the purpose for which it was collected. It’s a natural part of the data lifecycle. Unavoidable. And at that point it should be destroyed – properly. Within the Data Protection...
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