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Ghost in the machine

By Paul Simpkins Like any normal UK male I like to watch sport on TV. As the season all over Europe comes to a conclusion the titles and cups are being decided. Exactly the wrong time to take a holiday. … Continue reading

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GDPR: One Year to Go! Special Offer Today Only!

Exactly one year today (on 25th May 2018), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. (***see below for a special offer) Data Controllers and Data Processors now have just 12 months to prepare for the biggest change … Continue reading

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GDPR Practitioner Certificate: First set of Results

Act Now Training Limited is pleased to announce the successful completion of its first two courses leading to the GDPR Practitioner Certificate. Congratulations to all 19 delegates who successfully completed the course in London and Manchester in May 2017 (with … Continue reading

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Councillors, council tax arrears and FOI

Some council chiefs, as well as some councillors, do not like the Freedom of Information Act 2000(FOI) claiming, amongst other things, that it costs too much and is used to request trivial information. Against this backdrop, how do council FOI … Continue reading

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New GDPR Health Check Service Launched!

  Act Now is pleased to announce the launch of its GDPR health check service. GDPR represents the biggest change to the European data protection regime in 20 years. It will take effect on 25th May 2018 and the Information … Continue reading

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GDPR Guidance finalised and more published

Unless you live on the planet Zog, you will be aware that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25th May 2018. Neither Brexit nor the recently announced General Election will have an impact on this … Continue reading

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Local Government GDPR Readiness: Good and will get better!

The Good Practice department at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) conducted a survey on information governance practices in local government. In particular it was designed to ascertain what progress councils had made in preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation … Continue reading

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