Monthly Archives: May 2018

The Data Protection Act 2018: A Summary

The much-publicised Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) came into force last week (25thMay 2018), alongside the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). I recently wrote a blog post explaining the aims of the new Act and busting some of the myths. … Continue reading

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The New UK Data Protection Regime

A new dawn broke today for the UK’s data protection regime. The Data Protection Act 1998 is no more. The Data Protection Act 2018came into force today, alongside the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We have been hearing about GDPR but … Continue reading

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The blind leading the blind

My brother in law’s a dispensing optician. He’s received GDPR advice recently from a professional body to which he belongs which says a few things. My brother in law is not an expert and this is what he thinks it … Continue reading

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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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