Category: Blog

DATE June 7, 2019 10:37 am POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

GDPR in the fast lane.

The Outsourced DPO has often compared data protection law to driving within the speed limit but a phone call last night changed that perception. Driving home last night, the Outsourced DPO was mulling over a customer brief for a DPIA on a project involving facial recognition when he suddenly remembered...
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DATE February 1, 2018 4:43 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Woodgate & Clark: Unlawful Disclosures of Illegally Obtained Personal Data.

In December 2017, at Maidstone Crown Court, a jury returned 15 guilty verdicts after the ICO prosecuted four individuals in connection with the unlawful disclosure of personal data which was obtained illegally by senior employees of Woodgate & Clark Limited, a firm of loss adjusters, and two private investigators. Director...
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DATE February 1, 2018 4:39 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Data Breach Compensation: The New PPI?

The decision in the High Court relating to the theft and publishing of the supermarket giant Morrison’s payroll data by a rogue employee throws up interesting points about liability in the event of data loss. In December 2017 Mr Justice Langstaff ruled that the technical and organisational controls in place...
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DATE October 2, 2017 2:58 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Data Processors wake up to the GDPR

We undertook a GDPR impact assessment for a large data processor recently and I thought it might be worth sharing our findings and thoughts.  Not surprisingly we identified three sources of threat: a processor’s suppliers, their customers, and their ability to meet their own responsibilities set out in the GDPR....
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DATE September 8, 2017 7:34 am POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Is GDPR really an IT problem?

Owing to the word “data” in the Data Protection Act, and due to the lack of teeth and importance that data protection has historically been afforded, for the large majority of clients we have worked it is the IT team who have been tasked with ensuring an organisation is compliant...
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DATE February 20, 2017 12:42 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Preparing for the GDPR in Social Housing

As the 25th May 2018 edges closer and closer, we here at Data Protection People have been busy making sure that everyone is up to speed and in the midst of getting fully compliant with the GDPR. One major event occurring the last day of January saw us open up...
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DATE January 20, 2017 4:07 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Three weeks in at the Data Protection People

Liam Fitzpatrick started with Data Protection People on January 5th after finishing his Undergraduate degree in Law at the University of Warwick joining at an exciting time of business expansion on a rapid development program. (PB) In my last blog I wrote about my first week working for the Data...
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