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New Local Government Transparency Code Consultation

The Local Government Transparency Code is due to be updated once again to require local authorities to proactively publish even more information. The Department for Communities and Local Government is consulting on proposals to require councils to publish: more information about land and property assets they … Continue reading

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New IRMS Certificate in Information Governance

  Today, the Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) and Act Now Training launched the IRMS Foundation Certificate in Information Governance. This represents the first fully online certificated course covering data protection, freedom of information and records management. In difficult … Continue reading

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25th May 2018: D-day For Data Protection (GDPR)

Following its formal adoption by the European Parliament in April, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was published on 4th May 2016 in the Official Journal. This means that it will be directly applicable throughout the EU (without the need … Continue reading

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Last week my Dad died…

   I have spent four years at university, have gained two degrees and many years of experience of practicing and teaching law; yet the principles upon which I base my life were taught to me by a former taxi driver … Continue reading

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New Information Commissioner Approved

On Wednesday 27 April 2016, The Culture Media and Sport Committee approved the appointment of Elizabeth Denham as the new UK Information Commissioner following a pre-appointment hearing. Ms Denham has held the role of Information and Privacy Commissioner in British Columbia … Continue reading

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The school that ticked the box

Now and again as a trainer you know that someone is ticking a box. This happened to an Act Now trainer recently. A meeting is held in a school somewhere in the heart of England and someone chirps up “Let’s … Continue reading

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Let the Fun Begin! New EU Data General Protection Regulation #GDPR is Adopted

After four years of negotiation, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has today been formally adopted by the European Parliament. The Regulation will soon be available in all the official EU languages. The Regulation will take effect twenty … Continue reading

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