ICO consultation on draft employment practices guidance – information about workers’ health

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is producing an online resource with topic-specific guidance on employment practices and data protection. We are releasing our drafts of the different topic areas in stages and adding to the resource over time. A draft of the guidance on handling information about workers’ health is now out for public consultation. […]

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Guidance on direct marketing using electronic mail

The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (as amended) (PECR) cover the sending of electronic mail for direct marketing purposes. This guidance discusses electronic mail marketing in detail. Read it if you have detailed questions not answered in the Guide to PECR, or if you need a deeper understanding of how PECR applies to electronic […]

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Luxembourg delivers first GDPR accreditation

The national commission for data protection has become the first data protection authority in Europe to accredit a GDPR certification body. On 12 October, Luxembourg’s national commission for data protection accredited the entity EY PFS Solutions via its certification mechanism, GDPR-CARPA (General Data Protection Regulation-Certified Assurance Report-Based Processing Activities). The mechanism is the first to be adopted […]

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Accountability Tracker

As your Article 27 Representative we will always help if you receive a SAR, RTE, or other data protection complaint. It is always best to avoid these all together but most companies will receive GDPR requests at some point.  Disgruntled ex-employees, annoyed customers, malicious compensation-scammers are common sources of SARs and unfortunately these can result […]

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Are you making these common GDPR mistakes?

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GDPRs never going to be simple, but unfortunately getting it wrong can lead to penalties and fines! Even the most experienced Data Experts can make mistakes, so it’s always good to be in the know about what the most common, yet easily fixable, mistakes are. Here are the five most common GDPR mistakes that we’ve […]

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Key GDPR terms you need to know

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GDPR, the General Data Protect Regulation, is an incredibly large piece of legislation. Reading it, and understanding it, can take hours upon hours of study. However, understanding GDPR Rin its entirety is vital to avoid data breaches and hefty fines. You may often see words such as processing or subject access requests and be unsure how these relate to […]

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EU representative – act now

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If you provide products and services to EU  citizens, you will invariably process personal data about those people. If this is the case, you need to ensure you have appointed an EU  Representative. This is a strict requirement under the GDPR- refer to Article 27 for more information. You should choose carefully and ensure that […]

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ICO advice on corona virus

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ICO ADVICE ON DATA PROTECTION DURING CORONA CRISIS The ICO has issued a number of blogs about how data protection and GDPR issues should be handled during the Corona Virus crisis. The advice is practical, useful, and helpful – all controllers should take a look. at: ICO GDPRCORONA ADVICE You can also read advice to […]

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Want to avoid the ico registration fee?

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ICO FEE – EXEMPTION OPTIONS There are many reasons why you may not need to register with the ICO and pat the £4000 fee. If you have setup a new company, your company is dormant, or even if you trade but only collect data for your core business process you might just be exempt. They […]

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Corona virus advice to employers

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Corona Virus – Warning About Collecting Staff Data . Many companies are at last going back to work. You may be considering asking staff about whether they have Corona symptoms or if they have been tested… You need to be very careful here! You can only collect the data you need to keep your staff […]

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