Category Archives: Data Protection

GDPR: Goodbye Notification, Hello More Fees!

By Ibrahim Hasan Currently under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), most Data Controllers have to go through a process of Notification with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). This is a simple process, which involves completing an online form telling … Continue reading

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iPhone -> abcPhone

By Paul Simpkins First the joke I had a friend who played in a band. When he got his new smart phone he put all his gigs for the next 12 months into his calendar with an alert set for … Continue reading

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The Subject Access Right Under GDPR

When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018, it will introduce a number of new obligations on Data Controllers which will require them, amongst other things, to review their approach to personal data breaches, … Continue reading

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IRMS Certificate in Information Governance Proving Very Popular

In April 2016, Act Now in partnership with the Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) launched IRMS Foundation Certificate in Information Governance. This is the first fully online certificated course on Information Governance and is proving extremely popular amongst public … Continue reading

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The Right to Data Portability under GDPR

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25th May 2018. Whilst it will replaces the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), it still includes the right of the Data Subject to receive a copy of … Continue reading

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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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