DATE February 20, 2020 10:13 am POSTED BY CATEGORY Uncategorized

The Data Protection Quiz

Have you checked out our Data Protection Quiz? A few people asked for clarification on a few quiz questions. The quiz was designed to be somewhat challenging and the language therefore is designed to be “tricky”. Question 6 – When must you conduct a data protection impact assessment? All processing...
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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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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 breaches
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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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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