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BCS You’re Worth It

If you’re a Data Protection and/or Freedom of Information Practitioner you may be thinking about obtaining one or both of the BCS qualifications (previously known as ISEB) offered by Act Now Training. This was my situation just a couple of … Continue reading

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The ICO and Seven Shades of Grey

If you’ve nothing to do at lunchtime and you’re an experienced DP person try the ICO quiz on the difference between Data Controllers and Data Processors. You can find it here. After all it’s not a hard quiz. Data Controllers … Continue reading

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Some Act makes us do this, we think.

Delegates on our courses will know that Act Now collect fair processing notices both good and bad and now and again we find a real beauty. This is from a local GP surgery and they’ve gone to great lengths to … Continue reading

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IAPP Privacy and Freedom: A review by Lawrence Serewicz (@lldzne)

The IAPP has republished Alan Westin’s best-known book, Privacy and Freedom, which was first published in 1967. Despite its age, the new version, it is the same text with several introductory essays, provides context for a reader coming to it … Continue reading

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NEW CCTV Code Consultation

On 20th May 2014, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) launched a consultation on a revised Code of Practice on CCTV. This is intended to replace the current version, which was published in 2008, and aims to: reflect the developments in … Continue reading

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The new EU Data Protection Regulation; Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda?

On the 13th March 2014 the European Union (EU) Parliament voted with an overwhelming majority to approve a new Data Protection Regulation within the EU. Voting on the initial text that was put forward by the Commission, and not the … Continue reading

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The New Local Government Transparency Code

Section 3 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 gives the Secretary of State the power to issue a code of practice about the publication of information by local authorities relating to the discharge of their functions. The … Continue reading

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New Data Protection Qualification Syllabus Receives Endorsement

Act Now Training is pleased to announce that the syllabus for its new Data Protection Practitioner Certificate has been endorsed by the Centre for Information Rights. The Data Protection Practitioner Certificate is a new qualification for those who work with … Continue reading

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To Share or not to share, that is the question

As many data protection practitioners are well aware, there is a whole raft of legislation affecting the sharing of personal data. There are laws to tell us we must share. There are laws to tell us we absolutely must not … Continue reading

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I popped into my doctor’s surgery this week for a routine blood test. I was fortunate as I got an appointment quite easily which is unusual. They have a strange system of making appointments. At 8-30 am every weekday they … Continue reading

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