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RIPA and Communications Data: IoCCo Annual Report

                        In October 2015 the Prime Minister appointed Sir Stanley Burnton as the new Interception of Communications Commissioner replacing Sir Anthony May. Sir Stanley’s function is to keep under … Continue reading

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Act Now DP Practitioner Certificate: Latest Results

Act Now Training’s Data Protection Practitioner Certificate continues to go from strength to strength. The two remaining courses in 2016 are fully booked and the latest set of results and delegate feedback show that it is an ideal qualification for … Continue reading

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IG Dates for your Diary – Let’s seize the day(s)!

                By Frank Rankin It always seems to be the national or international day of something-or-other.  As I write it is (as decreed by the United Nations) International Democracy Day. Coming soon we … Continue reading

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9 Tweets Long

  By Paul Simpkins I went to an AGM last night. It was an employee owned company. I wasn’t there representing anyone just observing but a DP issue cropped up. There was a roaming photographer taking pictures of all the … Continue reading

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Privacy Notices under #GDPR: Have you noticed my notice?

As you all know by now the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is here and it is (as predicted) starting to get various people fired up ready for its 2018 implementation date. (Dear reader, it is still relevant despite the … Continue reading

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OSC RIPA (Surveillance) Procedures and Guidance: A view from its former editor

                                    For the first time, the Office of Surveillance Commissioners (OSC) has made its Procedures and Guidance (P&G) public (in electronic format). The … Continue reading

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Data Protection Reform after Brexit. Does GDPR still matter?

According to the new Prime Minister “Brexit means Brexit.” But what does Brexit mean for UK Data Controllers who are planning for implementation of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? The short answer is keep calm and carry on. … Continue reading

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