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GDPR and the Role of the Data Protection Officer

The clock has started on the biggest change to the European data protection regime in 20 years. After four years of negotiation, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect on 25th May 2018. In the UK, … Continue reading

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Google rang me!

The world of information is shrinking. Here’s a heart warming story about a very large organisation and an individual who pays a funny game called petanque. In our efforts to broaden our appeal and get ourself on the map (the … Continue reading

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GDPR: The Rise of Information Risk?

By Scott Sammons Risk Management is one of the things that many people claim to know about. Often though, their lack of knowledge is exposed when they end up either focusing on the wrong risks or creating some complicated process … Continue reading

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New GDPR Practitioner Certificate Launched!

 New GDPR Practitioner Certificate Launched Act Now Training Limited is pleased to announce the launch of its new GDPR Practitioner Certificate (GDPR.Cert). The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is going to be implemented in May 2018 despite the Brexit vote. … Continue reading

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Practitioner Certificate in FOISA: Another Successful Year

Act Now Training is pleased to report that it has completed another successful year of delivering the Practitioner Certificate in the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Now in its fourth year the course is the only certificated FOI course … Continue reading

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Have you stopped speeding your car? Insurance companies and data protection.

  I went on a Speed Awareness Course recently. I was not alone as 1,207,570 people did in 2015 and the numbers for 2016 will certainly be higher. There was a wonderful cross section of the population there and two … Continue reading

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GDPR is here to stay but what happens next?

It’s official. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is here to stay; well beyond April 2019 when the UK is likely to finally leave the European Union. On 24th October 2016, the Secretary of State Karen Bradley MP used her … Continue reading

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