Monthly Archives: May 2018

Consent, marketing and those pesky GDPR emails

In recent weeks many companies have been bombarding their customers with emails asking for consent to keep them on a mailing list or even to contact them ever again. We even received one from our regular printer! Such emails, saying … Continue reading

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GDPR and Data Protection Impact Assessments: When and How?

Article 35 of GDPR introduces a new obligation on Data Controllers to conduct a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) before carrying out personal data processing likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals. If … Continue reading

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Act Now Launches GDPR Helpline

Act Now Training is pleased to announce the launch of its GDPR Helpline. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a complicated piece of legislation not helped by the fact that it has to be read alongside the Data Protection Bill (currently … Continue reading

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GDPR: Updating Privacy Notices

Are you caught in a last minute rush to update your privacy notice to comply with the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? Under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), the requirement to issue privacy notices is tucked way in … Continue reading

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GDPR is coming but don’t panic!

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)will come into force in 3 weeks time. 25thMay though is not a cliff edge; nor is it doomsday when the Information Commissioner will start wielding her 20million Euro (fine) stick! In December, the Commissioner … Continue reading

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Gill Smith Joins Act Now’s GDPR Team

  Act Now Training is pleased to announce that Gill Smith has joined its team of consultants. Gill is a specialist consultant and trainer in the practical implementation of Data Protection legislation (including GDPR) and has been involved in managing … Continue reading

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