Author Archives for: Andrew Mason

DATE February 1, 2018 4:51 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Brexit may lead to greater restrictions on the transfer of personal data from the EU to the UK. UK organisations will need to be prepared.

When the UK leaves the EU on 29th March 2019 the GDPR will already have become law in every other EU member state. The regulations governing the international transfers of personal data are set out in Chapter V of the GDPR. It stipulates that, for the purposes of data transfers...
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DATE February 1, 2018 4:39 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Data Breach Compensation: The New PPI?

The decision in the High Court relating to the theft and publishing of the supermarket giant Morrison’s payroll data by a rogue employee throws up interesting points about liability in the event of data loss. In December 2017 Mr Justice Langstaff ruled that the technical and organisational controls in place...
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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 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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DATE March 13, 2015 1:33 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY News

Five steps to secure data

Data protection has been in the spotlight for the last few years as more and more cases of theft and security breaches occur. A recent study by Symantec found that consumers in the UK lack confidence in data protection, and believe that both businesses and the Government fail to do...
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DATE March 10, 2015 1:34 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY News

Facebook’s privacy policy under scrutiny

Millions of people use social media on a daily basis to update their friends, family and colleagues on their lives. Electronic communication plays an important role in our lives, with many of using social media every single day. The most popular social network used across the world is Facebook, boasting...
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DATE March 9, 2015 1:34 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY News

Data Anonymisation added to DataWISE

Data anonymisation functionality has been added to the DataWISE information governance management system. It is now possible to create an archived data set record in the Assets tab and record information about how it has been anonymised. We’ve also drafted a standard Data Anonymisation Policy and Procedure which is available...
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