Author Archives for: David Hendry

DATE October 20, 2020 7:57 am POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Will the UK be granted an adequacy decision?

The prospects of the UK not being granted an adequacy decision seems in many quarters to be inconceivable.  If we work within the GDPR framework on 31st December, why would anything be different on 1st January?  But the Outsourced DPO believes it is far from nailed on.  The recent examination...
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DATE October 13, 2020 1:48 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

What is the Age Appropriate Design Code of Practice?

The Age Appropriate Design Code of Practice (AADCOP) is an extension of the Data Protection Act 2018 that affects providers of information society services (services delivered at a distance over the internet) that are likely to be used by children. The AADCOP consists of 15 principles that must be adhered...
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DATE March 23, 2020 3:15 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Business as usual for the Outsourced DPO

The Outsourced DPO is dusting off the binding corporate rules play book!  It’s some time since we were involved in drafting BCRs and were delighted for one of our global clients to ask us to get involved with creating BCRs for their operations in over 80 countries last week.  Of...
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DATE March 20, 2020 3:18 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

PECR and Phone Calls

In some previous blogs the Outsourced DPO considered the background to the PECR, how they interact with, compliment and “trump” the DPA and GDPR, and the general prohibition on unsolicited direct marketing via electronic communications systems and equipment.  We looked at the definition of direct marketing and found it to...
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DATE March 20, 2020 3:13 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Covid wont stop the SAR bureau in its tracks

Wow, the Outsourced DPO has spent just about the entire day on Skype working through compliance challenges with a number of customers.  It’s actually really surprising how much can be done via video conferencing on MS Teams, Zoom, Uber.  Initially we were rather apprehensive about spending anymore than 15 minutes...
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DATE March 19, 2020 3:11 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

SAR bureau update

Today our SAR bureau received 3 new subject access requests – it’s good to see that data subject’s appetite for exercising their rights doesn’t seem to have been dampened by the current upheaval!  As most of the on-site meetings our consultants were due to attend have been cancelled, or shifted...
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