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New Information Commissioner Approved

On Wednesday 27 April 2016, The Culture Media and Sport Committee approved the appointment of Elizabeth Denham as the new UK Information Commissioner following a pre-appointment hearing. Ms Denham has held the role of Information and Privacy Commissioner in British Columbia … Continue reading

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The school that ticked the box

Now and again as a trainer you know that someone is ticking a box. This happened to an Act Now trainer recently. A meeting is held in a school somewhere in the heart of England and someone chirps up “Let’s … Continue reading

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Let the Fun Begin! New EU Data General Protection Regulation #GDPR is Adopted

After four years of negotiation, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has today been formally adopted by the European Parliament. The Regulation will soon be available in all the official EU languages. The Regulation will take effect twenty … Continue reading

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GDPR: The Data Protection Principles (but not as you know them Jim!)

Having recently attended the Information Commissioner’s Office Data Protection Practitioners Conference in Manchester, I should start this blog post by echoing the words of our outgoing Commissioner, Christopher Graham, that the Regulation text is not the final version until later … Continue reading

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New Data Sharing Consultation

In February the Government launched a consultation on introducing laws to allow more citizens’ data to be used for ancillary purposes by the public sector. It says: “Proportionate, secure and well-governed information sharing between public authorities can improve the lives … Continue reading

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Extension of Freedom of Information in Scotland

Following a consultation last year by the Scottish Government, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) was recently extended to cover more organisations. The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (Designation of Persons as Scottish Public Authorities) Order 2016, … Continue reading

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Information Commissioner Congratulates Act Now DP Practitioner Certificate Candidates

        Act Now Training’s Data Protection Practitioner Certificate continues to go from strength to strength. In Autumn 2015, a total of 16 delegates from the local government, health, education and private sectors passed the course with flying … Continue reading

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