Category Archives: GDPR

Google v CNIL and the Right to be Forgotten

24th September 2019 is most likely to be remembered as the day the UK Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, had unlawfully prorogued Parliament. As media attention focussed on the constitutional implications of this landmark judgment, you … Continue reading

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Cyber Security Month is Here!

October is European Cyber Security Month. This is the EU’s annual awareness campaign that takes place each October across Europe. The aim is to raise awareness of cybersecurity threats, promote cybersecurity among citizens and organisations; and provide resources for online … Continue reading

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Information Governance Experts Join the Act Now Team

(From Left to Right: Steven Cockcroft, Craig Geddes, Barry Moult.) Act Now Training is pleased to announce that three new highly regarded information governance experts have joined its team of consultants. Cyber security is one of the Information Commissioner’s regulatory … Continue reading

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GDPR Subject Access Time Limits Reconsidered

Just like its predecessor (DPA 2018), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives Data Subjects a right to make a Subject Access Request (SAR) to a Data Controller. This means that they can obtain: Confirmation that their data is being … Continue reading

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GDPR and Brexit: What next?

We are heading for a No Deal Brexit it seems (at least today!). What are the implications for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA2018)?  Can we bin them on the 31st October with our … Continue reading

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A New (GDPR) Data Sharing Code

The law on data sharing is a minefield clouded with myths and misunderstandings. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recently launched a consultation on an updated draft code of practice on this subject. Before drafting the new code, the ICO launched … Continue reading

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Subject Access Requests for Paper Records

The old Data Protection Act 1998 not only gave Data Subjects a right to see their personal data held on computer but also that which was held on paper records which were held in a “relevant filing system”. A recent … Continue reading

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