DATE January 12, 2021 1:07 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Smart Locks – How Secure Are They?

As with any bit of new tech, the smart lock comes with a huge list of pros and cons. People like convenience, a smart lock means that you can check your property is locked remotely.  In conjunction with other smart devices, it means that you can see who is at...
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DATE January 6, 2021 11:07 am POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

How Long Can I Keep Former Employees’ Emails?

The Outsourced DPO read an interesting article on Lexology about how to handle the email accounts of former employees.  The case in question was in Belgium and related to the former owners of a family firm being ousted by the company.  The ousted, former employees complained to the Belgian supervisory...
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DATE December 16, 2020 10:17 am POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Good Apple or Bad Apple

The Outsourced DPO read an interesting story on the BBC yesterday about a new policy at Apple whereby from 14th December, developers must show what information they collect that is used to track users and what data is collected that directly relates to a user, including what data is collected...
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DATE December 15, 2020 12:52 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Do You Need To Appoint A GDPR Representative? 

The Outsourced DPO was speaking with a customer yesterday afternoon about representatives in the context of Article 27 of the GDPR.  The situation as it stands is this. When do I need to appoint a representative? If you are an organisation based outside the EU and provide goods or services...
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DATE December 11, 2020 10:59 am POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Is The Co-Op Living Under A Rock?

The Outsourced DPO came across a story this morning that stated the Co-Op has been using Facewatch FR, a facial recognition technology, in 18 of their stores for the last 18 months. After further research, the Outsourced DPO came across an article posted on   The source of the...
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DATE December 10, 2020 12:28 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

France Fines Google €100M And Amazon €35M For Invading Users’ Privacy

France’s data protection agency, the CNIL,  has hit Google and Amazon with fines for engaging tracking cookies without consent. Google has been hit with a total of €100 million for engaging cookies on and Amazon €35M for doing so on the domain under the penalty notices issued today. The regulator carried out...
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DATE December 4, 2020 2:01 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Is The GDPR Fit For Purpose?

The Outsourced DPO noticed two great stories on the BBC about emerging or soon to emerge technologies this week.  These stories sparked a Teams debate amongst some of our consulting team which fortunately we recorded and may publish as a podcast soon.  The first story was about Microsoft filing a...
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DATE December 2, 2020 10:03 am POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Health Data In Subject Access Requests

A few months ago, the consulting team at DPP discussed the new guidance on subject access requests issued by the ICO and in particular data concerning health.  The Outsourced DPO produced a decision tree to help DPP clients and others determine how to treat data concerning health in subject access...
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