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GDPR and the Data Protection Bill: Myths and Misunderstandings

On Monday, the Government published a Statement of Intent about the forthcoming Data Protection Bill. The idea behind the Bill is to fill in some of the gaps in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into force … Continue reading

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GDPR and Employee Surveillance

The regulatory framework around employee surveillance is complex and easy to fall foul of. A few years ago, West Yorkshire Fire Service faced criticism when a 999 operator, who was on sick leave, found a GPS tracker planted on her … Continue reading

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Data Protection Impact Assessments under GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in about 10 months. There is plenty to learn and do before then including: Raising awareness about GDPR at all levels Reviewing how you address records management and information risk … Continue reading

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Ghost in the machine

By Paul Simpkins Like any normal UK male I like to watch sport on TV. As the season all over Europe comes to a conclusion the titles and cups are being decided. Exactly the wrong time to take a holiday. … Continue reading

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GDPR: One Year to Go! Special Offer Today Only!

Exactly one year today (on 25th May 2018), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. (***see below for a special offer) Data Controllers and Data Processors now have just 12 months to prepare for the biggest change … Continue reading

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GDPR Practitioner Certificate: First set of Results

Act Now Training Limited is pleased to announce the successful completion of its first two courses leading to the GDPR Practitioner Certificate. Congratulations to all 19 delegates who successfully completed the course in London and Manchester in May 2017 (with … Continue reading

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Councillors, council tax arrears and FOI

Some council chiefs, as well as some councillors, do not like the Freedom of Information Act 2000(FOI) claiming, amongst other things, that it costs too much and is used to request trivial information. Against this backdrop, how do council FOI … Continue reading

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