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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 Launches Online FOI Practitioner Certificate

Act Now is pleased to announce the launch of its new online FOI Practitioner Certificate. This new course has been designed to mirror our classroom based course that was running successfully throughout the country before the Coronavirus lockdown. Delegates will benefit from the same fantastic features in a live online learning environment. Class sizes … Continue reading

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Customer Contact Details for Track and Trace: GDPR Considerations

“A pint of beer and a packet of crisps, Sir? That’ll be £3.90 and your personal data please.” For some businesses, such as restaurants and pubs, the government is also intending to place an additional obligation. The guidance document states: … Continue reading

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The CCPA Becomes Enforceable on 1st July 2020 (and there is more to come!)

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) becomes fully enforceable on 1st July 2020. The Act regulates the processing of California consumers’ personal data, regardless of where a company is located. CCPA provides broader rights to consumers and stricter compliance requirements for businesses than any … Continue reading

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Disclosure Staff Names in FOI Requests  

One of the most popular search terms on our blog is “disclosure of names under FOI.”A further question that we were recently asked on a course is whether FOI practitioners should provide their names when they respond to requests. There have been some important … Continue reading

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The EasyJet Data Breach: GDPR Fine Arriving?

On 19th May 2020 it was reported that in January 2020 EasyJet was subject to what they describe as a “highly sophisticated” cyber-attack, resulting in the personal data of over 9 million customers being “hacked”. Detailed information about the attack … Continue reading

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Covid-19, GDPR and Temperature Checks

Emma Garland writes… Many countries have now been in some form of lockdown for a considerable length of time. As some of the lockdown measures are slowly being eased, one of the possible solutions to prevent a “second wave” is … Continue reading

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The NHS COVID 19 Contact Tracing App: Part 4 Questions about Data Retention and Function Creep

The first three blog posts in this series have raised many issues about the proposed NHS COVID19 Contact Tracing App (COVID App) including the incomplete DPIA and lack of human rights compliance. In this final post we discuss concerns about … Continue reading

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The NHS COVID 19 Contact Tracing App: Part 3 The Human Rights Angle

Everyone will agree that the government needs to do everything it can to prevent the further spread of the Coronavirus and to “save lives” (except if your name is Dominic Cummings -Ed). However, there is much less consensus about the … Continue reading

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The NHS COVID 19 Contact Tracing App Part 2: The Data Protection Impact Assessment

Yesterday the Prime Minister said England will have a “world-beating” Covid 19 contact tracing system from June. Part of this system is the introduction of the NHS contact tracing app (“the Covid App”) which is currently being trialled on the Isle … Continue reading

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Act Now Expands its Cyber Security Team

Cyber security is one of the Information Commissioner’s regulatory priorities; not surprising when you consider the Notices of Intent (to fine) issued by the ICO on British Airways and Marriott International. Recently we learnt that two companies involved in building emergency coronavirus hospitals have been … Continue reading

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