Category Archives: Data Protection

GDPR and Data Protection Impact Assessments: When and How?

Article 35 of GDPR introduces a new obligation on Data Controllers to conduct a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) before carrying out personal data processing likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals. If … Continue reading

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Act Now Launches GDPR Helpline

Act Now Training is pleased to announce the launch of its GDPR Helpline. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a complicated piece of legislation not helped by the fact that it has to be read alongside the Data Protection Bill (currently … Continue reading

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GDPR: Updating Privacy Notices

Are you caught in a last minute rush to update your privacy notice to comply with the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? Under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), the requirement to issue privacy notices is tucked way in … Continue reading

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GDPR is coming but don’t panic!

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)will come into force in 3 weeks time. 25thMay though is not a cliff edge; nor is it doomsday when the Information Commissioner will start wielding her 20million Euro (fine) stick! In December, the Commissioner … Continue reading

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Information Rights Expert joins Act Now GDPR Team

  Act Now Training is pleased to announce that Scott Sammons has joined its team of consultants. Scott is an experienced information governance practitioner having worked in both the public and private sector for 10 years, most recently as the … Continue reading

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Act Now Launches New GDPR E-Learning Course

In December, a nursing auxiliary was fined for accessing a patient’s medical records without a valid legal reason.  In November a charity employee was prosecuted after he sent spreadsheets containing the information of vulnerable clients to his personal email address … Continue reading

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Act Now Launches GDPR Handbook

We all know that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) cannot be read in isolation. In September, the DCMS published the Data Protection Bill. Amongst other things, it sets out how the UK Government intends to exercise its GDPR “derogations”; … Continue reading

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