Category Archives: Privacy

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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Book Review: Blackstone’s’ Guide to the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 by Simon McKay (@simonmckay)

The Investigatory Powers Act received Royal Assent on 29 November 2016. Nicknamed “the Snoopers’ Charter”, the Act provides that communications service providers may be required by the Secretary of State to retain communications data, for up to 12 months, where it … 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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GDPR Training Courses in Dubai

Act Now Training is pleased to announce three forthcoming GDPR training workshops in Dubai (UAE). The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will not just have an impact on Data Controllers and Data Processors in the European Union (EU). It will … Continue reading

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GDPR: What’s Happening?

If you want to avoid watching Grandad murdering “Mistletoe and Wine” over the festive season, you could escape to a lesser evil; catching up on your GDPR reading! You may have missed some of the recent GDPR publications. The Article … Continue reading

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Data Protection Impact Assessments under GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in about 10 months. There is plenty to learn and do before then including: Raising awareness about GDPR at all levels Reviewing how you address records management and information risk … Continue reading

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