Author Archives for: Andrew Mason

data breaches
DATE December 17, 2019 12:29 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Data Protection

Support Desk: Handling Data Breaches!

The weeks in the run up to Christmas are always busy for the Support Desk, who are on hand to assist with personal data breaches and near miss incidents. Data Breaches and Near Misses! Most of our clients are currently using the Support Desk, based in Leeds. Our clients are...
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Data Protection Registration and Fees
DATE December 10, 2019 9:23 am POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Data Protection Registration and Fees

There seems to be some confusion out there about the requirement to register with the ICO – the Outsourced DPO was asked about this on four separate occasions last week. If you cast your mind back, articles 18 and 19 of the Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC) contained an obligation...
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Outsourced DPO DPIAs
DATE November 25, 2019 4:07 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

The nine “no-nos” of DPIAs

  The Outsourced DPO has been asked to critique some customer DPIAs recently and has made the following observations.  1 Complex forms  There seems to be a hugely complicated forms that need to be filled in to record the DPIA running in some cases to 20 pages.  This acts as a big...
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Beware software with no delete function
DATE November 15, 2019 12:48 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Beware software with no delete function

You may have missed the fine of €14½ million imposed by the data protection authority of Berlin on Deutsche Wohnen SE, a property management company who were found to use software systems that do not allow for the deletion of data.  This regulatory action resonated with the Outsourced DPO because...
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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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