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Making GDPR British: New Regulations set out the UK’s post Brexit DP landscape

On 19thDecember 2018, just when you thought that you have finally made sense of the UK’s data protection regime, the government published new regulations with the catchy title, “The Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.” There are sixty one pages of regulations to navigate, before 29thMarch 2019, with only one page of explanatory notes. And you though Theresa May had problems! Continue reading

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Act Now launches GDPR Policy Pack

The first fine was issued recently under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the Austrian data protection regulator. Whilst relatively modest at 4,800 Euros, it shows that regulators are ready and willing to exercise their GDPR enforcement powers. Article … Continue reading

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ICO Refuses to Disclose GDPR Policy Document for Special Categories Data

In the months leading up to 25th May 2018, data controllers will have been working like Trojans to become GDPR compliant. Data Protection Officers may have been pulling their hair out at the length of their ‘to do lists’.  Not least, working out … Continue reading

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Facebook Fan page administrators need to be GDPR compliant

  By Susan Wolf In our previous blog we considered the recent, and much awaited, decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union  (CJEU) on the status of Facebook fan page users [1]. After protracted litigation in the German … Continue reading

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Act Now Delivers GDPR Training In Dubai

In June 2018 Ibrahim Hasan travelled to Dubai to deliver a GDPR workshop for international businesses and their advisers based in the Middle East. A wide range of delegates attended including representatives of the telecommunications, legal and technology sectors. The … Continue reading

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GDPR Handbook: 2nd Edition Launched – Pre Order Now!

Act Now Training is pleased to announce the launch of the second edition of the GDPR handbook. We sold over 1500 copies of the 1st Edition which was published in October 2017. The revised handbook is designed for data protection practitioners … 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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