Author Archives for: Makaya Chibuye

Telephone Direct Marketing
DATE March 20, 2020 4:51 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

PECR: Direct Marketing via telephone?

In the 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 19, 2020 12:46 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

We are ready and available : COVID-19

Considering current events and the advice from the UK government for businesses to operate remotely, where possible, this has highlighted some data protection concerns amongst some of our clients. We would like to reassure our clients and the public that our business will continue to provide remote services. We are...
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what is direct marketing?
DATE March 4, 2020 9:54 am POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

What is direct marketing?

In the previous blog 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.  In this blog the Outsourced DPO takes a look at what constitutes...
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PECR
DATE February 25, 2020 10:36 am POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

PECR. They are still around!

When discussing the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (2003) (as amended numerous times) the Outsourced DPO usually finds one of several reactions: What? Never heard of ‘em. No! That can’t possibly be right – it’s bonkers! But I thought they were replaced by the GDPR. I’ve never really understood them...
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DATE February 20, 2020 10:13 am POSTED BY CATEGORY Uncategorized

The Data Protection Quiz

Have you checked out our Data Protection Quiz? A few people asked for clarification on a few quiz questions. The quiz was designed to be somewhat challenging and the language therefore is designed to be “tricky”. Question 6 – When must you conduct a data protection impact assessment? All processing...
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DATE February 12, 2020 10:33 am POSTED BY CATEGORY Data Protection

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. Businesses can take five relatively simple steps to improve their data protection and ensure they give consumers confidence and the right experience. 1) Data Location The first...
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Data Protection fay
DATE January 31, 2020 10:01 am POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Data Protection Day at DPP

This week gave us something fantastic to celebrate and I am not speaking of Brexit.  The 28th January was the 13th annual International Data Protection/Privacy Day!  What?  You can’t have missed all the fanfare and razamataz? 28th January is of course, the anniversary of the opening for signature of European Convention 108...
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subject access request
DATE December 18, 2019 10:14 am POSTED BY CATEGORY Outsourced DPO

Subject Access Request as a service

The Outsourced DPO has seen an increasing number of subject access requests submitted via third-party service sites making for an interesting trend. In the last few months there seems to have been an increasing number of web sites and apps offering to submit subject access requests on behalf of data...
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