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The revised ICO Privacy Notices Code and GDPR

Earlier this month the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published its revised Privacy Notices Code of Practice. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), a Data Controller should issue a privacy notice to Data Subjects whenever personal data is gathered from … Continue reading

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DPO or not to DPO

By Paul Simpkins The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is nearly upon us and one of the elements is the requirement for certain organisations to have a Data Protection Officer. This throws up some interesting issues. A qualified, experienced data … Continue reading

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Scottish Information Commissioner’s FOISA Report 2016

                Last week the Scottish Information Commissioner, Rosemary Agnew, published her annual report for 2015/16.  Ms Agnew enforces the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). The report reveals that: 540 appeals were … Continue reading

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Brexit, Article 50 and the Great Repeal Bill: GDPR means GDPR

On Sunday Theresa May finally fired the starting gun for the process for the UK to leave the European Union. Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty will be invoked “no later than the end of March next year” she told … Continue reading

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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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