Category: Data Protection

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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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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Data Protection Legislative Landscape
DATE January 16, 2020 10:01 am 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 December 17, 2019 12:29 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Data Protection

Support Desk: Handling Data Breaches!

The weeks in the run up to Christmas are always busy for the Support Desk, who are on hand to assist with personal data breaches and near miss incidents. Data Breaches and Near Misses! Most of our clients are currently using the Support Desk, based in Leeds. Our clients are...
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DATE June 21, 2019 8:51 am POSTED BY CATEGORY Data Protection

Outsourced SARs service

The Outsourced DPO remembers the very first subject access request he undertook on behalf of a client 12 or more years ago and since then has provided SAR support on many occasions.  Last week DPP attended the National Housing Federation’s governance conference in London and re-launched its SAR support service...
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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 May 20, 2019 8:20 am POSTED BY CATEGORY Data Protection

Am I allowed to outsource my DPO?

This question is cropping up time again and, as the Outsourced DPO, we are well placed to answer it! The early drafts of the GDPR contained different criteria for determining when the designation of a DPO was mandatory which included for example, organisations employing more than 250 people or processing...
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DATE March 18, 2019 10:49 am POSTED BY CATEGORY Data Protection

Brexit and the Privacy Shield

The following notes from Data Protection People expand upon the official UK Government guidance in Guidance – Data protection if there’s no Brexit deal – Published 13 September 2018. Brexit background The GDPR allows free movement of personal data throughout the European Economic Area (EEA). The EEA is made up...
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DATE January 17, 2019 11:00 am POSTED BY CATEGORY Data Protection

Outsourced DPO: DPIA revisited

The Outsourced DPO wrote a blog about Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA) last November shortly before the ICO revised their guidance. In this blog, we review the ICO’s updated guidance and share the Outsourced DPO’s experiences from auditing in the lovely Essex this week. It is actually very easy to...
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