Category: Blog

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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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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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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