Monthly Archives: October 2017

Act Now Launches GDPR Handbook

We all know that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) cannot be read in isolation. In September, the DCMS published the Data Protection Bill. Amongst other things, it sets out how the UK Government intends to exercise its GDPR “derogations”; … Continue reading

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Scottish Information Commissioner’s Annual Report 2016/17

Last month, Margaret Keyse, the Acting Scottish Information Commissioner, published her annual report for 2016/17.  Amongst other laws, Ms Keyse enforces the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). The report reveals that during 2016/17: Public awareness of FOISA remained … Continue reading

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GDPR Practitioner Certificate: New Course For Manchester

By popular demand Act Now Training has added an extra course in Manchester for its GDPR Practitioner Certificate. Autumn 2017 has seen a massive upsurge in bookings for this course leading to every course being fully booked until the end … Continue reading

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GDPR Practitioner Certificate: Another Set of Great Results

Act Now Training would like to congratulate the 10 delegates who have successfully completed our intensive one-week course leading to the GDPR Practitioner Certificate. The course was delivered by Tim Turner in London in August 2017. All 10 delegates passed … Continue reading

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GDPR: Notification and the future of ICO Charges

By Jon Baines Data Protection law has, since 1984 in the UK (with the first Data Protection Act), and since 1995 across Europe (with the Data Protection Directive), contained a general obligation on those who process personal data to notify … Continue reading

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