Category: GDPR

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....
View Article »
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...
View Article »
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,...
View Article »
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...
View Article »
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...
View Article »
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...
View Article »
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...
View Article »