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About actnowtraining

Act Now Training Ltd specialise in information law. We have been providing training and consultancy services globally for over 17 years. We have an extensive GDPR and FOI course programme from live and recorded webinars, accredited foundation through to higher level certificate courses delivered throughout the country or at your premises.

Act Now Nominated for IRMS Awards

Act Now Training is pleased to announce that it has been nominated for this year’s Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) awards in two categories.  Each year the IRMS recognises excellence in the field of information management with their prestigious Industry Awards. … Continue reading

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Covid Testing in Schools and Data Protection

By Neil Murphy Pupils in England return to school today. Secondary schools have been given the additional task of facilitating on-site covid tests. Not only do they need to be trained, ready to supervise this testing, they also need to be up … Continue reading

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Vaccine Passports and Data Protection: Ibrahim Hasan’s BBC Essex Interview

Vaccine passports are very topical at present. Our director, Ibrahim Hasan, was interviewed on BBC Essex (on 2nd March 2021) about the privacy and data protection implications.  Listen again here: More interviews by Ibrahim here:

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Introducing the New UK GDPR Handbook

Act Now Training is pleased to announce the launch of the new UK GDPR Handbook. The handbook is designed for data protection practitioners and legal advisers who require a complete guide to the UK Data Protection regime post Brexit. The UK’s exit from the European Union has resulted in changes to the … Continue reading

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The New ICO Data Sharing Code of Practice

The sharing of personal data between organisations has many public and business benefits. However there is much confusion about what the law allows, particularly the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In December, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) finally published its Data … Continue reading

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So we have a Brexit Trade Deal. What now for GDPR and international transfers?

So finally the UK has completed a trade deal with the EU which, subject to formal approval by both sides, will come into force on 1st January 2021. The full agreement has now been published and answers a question troubling … Continue reading

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Seasons Greetings

Act Now Training would like to wish everyone all of the seasons greetings and we wish you a happy and healthy 2021. The office will be closed for the holiday season from Thursday the 24th December. We will be back … Continue reading

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Act Now Supports Leicester Food Bank

Act Now is pleased to announce its support for Woodgate Community Food which is a food bank for residents of the Fosse Ward in Leicester. It recently won the Leicestershire Community Champions Award (Community Organisation category).  According to a report in the Guardian recently, food … Continue reading

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Care Home Records: My BBC Interview

Ibrahim Hasan writes…  Data Protection law is about protecting peoples’ human rights. When organisations fail to comply, it can have a big impact on peoples’ lives. I was proud to work with the BBC on a recent story which highlights the importance of protecting the personal data of some of the most vulnerable in society.  Thanks to tenacious journalism by … Continue reading

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Act Now 2021 Course Programme Now Live

Act Now is pleased to announce the launch of its course programme for the first quarter of 2021. For the moment, until we return to “normality”, all our courses will be delivered in an online learning environment (using Microsoft Teams) and have been redesigned to ensure that they are interactive, engaging and fun.   … Continue reading

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