Category: Blog

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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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 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 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 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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