Monthly Archives: September 2021

International Transfers under the UK GDPR: What next?

In August, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) launched a public consultation on its much anticipated draft guidance for international transfers of personal data and associated transfer tools. The aim of the consultation is to explore how to address the realities of the UK’s … Continue reading

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The WhatsApp GDPR Fine 

On 2nd September, the instant messaging service WhatsApp was fined €225 million by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) under GDPR. It is the largest fine issued by the DPC and the second highest in the EU (In July Luxembourg’s National Commission for Data Protection fined … Continue reading

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Online GDPR Practitioner Certificate: Going from Strength to Strength

Act Now Training would like to congratulate all our delegates who have recently completed our online GDPR Practitioner Certificate. At the start of the Pandemic, we decided to offer our flagship classroom based GDPR Practitioner Certificate as an online option. We redesigned the … Continue reading

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First ICO GDPR Fine Reduced on Appeal

The first GDPR fine issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has been reduced by two thirds on appeal. In December 2019, Doorstep Dispensaree Ltd, a company which supplies medicines to customers and care homes, was the subject of a Monetary Penalty … Continue reading

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Government Consultation: Are you ready for UK GDPR 2.0?

On 10 September 2021, the UK Government launched a consultation entitled “Data: A new direction” intended “to create an ambitious, pro-growth and innovation-friendly data protection regime that underpins the trustworthy use of data.” Cynics will say that it is an attempt to water … Continue reading

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Classroom Courses are Back

It has been a long time since we have delivered our much loved classroom courses. But the wait is over. As the world slowly, blinkingly, comes out in to the post pandemic dawn,Act Now has launched a curated list of … Continue reading

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