Monthly Archives: April 2020

Act Now Expands its Data Protection Team and Welcomes Kirsty Squires

Act Now Training is pleased to announce that data protection specialist, Kirsty Squires, has joined its team of associates. Ibrahim Hasan, solicitor and director of Act Now Training, said: “I am very pleased that Kirsty has joined our team. We … Continue reading

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The Internal Communications Exception in the Environmental Information Regulations 2004

By Susan Wolf A recent discussion on the JISCMail Bulletin Board about the use of the “internal communications” exception in the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) resonated with me because it echoed a question that I have been asked several times during the Act Now EIR workshop. It also highlighted … Continue reading

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Act Now Launches Online GDPR Practitioner Certificate

Act Now is pleased to announce the launch of its new online GDPR Practitioner Certificate. This course has been specifically designed to ensure delegates receive all the fantastic features of our location-based course but in a live online learning environment … Continue reading

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GDPR and Coronavirus Community Support Groups

The outbreak of the coronavirus and the sad news about so many people dying everyday is changing all our lives dramatically. As many of us as are trying to come to terms with the ‘new normal’ of staying home and … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Rules on the Legality of Sharing Personal Data with the United States

Could a recent Supreme Court decision on information sharing lead to “terrorists” escaping justice?  Part 3 of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) regulates the processing of personal data for law enforcement purposes by Competent Authorities which includes, amongst others, … Continue reading

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A Matter of Priorities: FOI and DP Deadlines in a Pandemic

Responding to the Covid-19 pandemic is stretching our public services. Most obviously the NHS is diverting all the resources it can to meeting critical health needs. But local authorities are also struggling to maintain vital services in the face of … Continue reading

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Coronavirus and Police Use of Drones

The police have an important rule to play in the current coronavirus lockdown.  However their actions must at all times be proportionate, transparent and (above all) lawful. Only yesterday, British Transport Police admitted they had wrongly charged a woman who was … Continue reading

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The Morrisons Supermarket Case: Employers Breathe a Sigh of Relief

The long-awaited decision in the Supreme Court appeal by Morrison Supermarkets was handed down yesterday. WM Morrison Supermarkets plc (Appellant) v Various Claimants (Respondents) [2020] UKSC 12 concerned an appeal by Morrisons from an earlier decision by the Court of … Continue reading

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Amazon: What does it know about us?

By Susan Wolf If you are like me, and currently self-isolating, then it is entirely possible that you are spending more time than usual browsing the internet, doing online shopping, buying books on your Kindle or watching movies on Amazon … Continue reading

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