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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DATE March 19, 2020 3:09 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Coronavirus – client advice update

Client Advice Blog – Covid19 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...
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DATE March 17, 2020 3:07 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Company Update

Coronavirus Update

We have produced this article to keep our customers informed about our response to the Corona Virus.  Given that many organisations are responding to the Corona Virus by implementing remote working, it may be that this introduces enhanced risks to privacy and data protection.  The team at Data Protection People...
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DATE March 4, 2020 2:48 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

What is direct marketing?

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...
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DATE February 25, 2020 2:35 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

PECR – they are still around!!!

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....
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DATE February 12, 2020 2:23 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Five steps to secure data

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)...
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DATE January 31, 2020 2:18 pm 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 for...
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DATE January 16, 2020 2:15 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Changes in the data protection legislative landscape

The Outsourced DPO has been having a green January utilising the under-used Esk Valley Railway for his daily commute to Leeds.  This has meant more time for reading – which is a good thing given the changes in the data protection legislative landscape around the world. It was 5 or...
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DATE January 7, 2020 2:12 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Company fined for use of publicly available information

Company fined for use of publicly available information. One of the common misconceptions about data protection law is that data in the public domain is a freely available resource to which the law does not apply.  For example, some people believe that telephone numbers on websites are not subject to...
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