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Labour Relations Agency Data Breach: Ibrahim Hasan’s BBC Interview

The Labour Relations Agency in Northern Ireland has apologised for sharing the email addresses and, in some cases the names, of more than 200 service users. Here is Ibrahim Hasan’s interview with BBC Radio Ulster:

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Footballers’ Personal Data: Ibrahim Hasan’s BBC Interview

On Tuesday there was an interesting story in the media about a group of footballers threatening legal action and seeking compensation for the trade in their personal data.  The use of data is widespread in every sport. It is not just used … Continue reading

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Ring Doorbells, Domestic CCTV and GDPR

The Daily Mail reports today that, “A female doctor is set to be paid more than £100,000 after a judge ruled that her neighbour’s Ring smart doorbell cameras breached her privacy in a landmark legal battle which could pave the way for … Continue reading

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International Transfers under the UK GDPR: What next?

In August, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) launched a public consultation on its much anticipated draft guidance for international transfers of personal data and associated transfer tools. The aim of the consultation is to explore how to address the realities of the UK’s … Continue reading

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The WhatsApp GDPR Fine 

On 2nd September, the instant messaging service WhatsApp was fined €225 million by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) under GDPR. It is the largest fine issued by the DPC and the second highest in the EU (In July Luxembourg’s National Commission for Data Protection fined … Continue reading

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Online GDPR Practitioner Certificate: Going from Strength to Strength

Act Now Training would like to congratulate all our delegates who have recently completed our online GDPR Practitioner Certificate. At the start of the Pandemic, we decided to offer our flagship classroom based GDPR Practitioner Certificate as an online option. We redesigned the … Continue reading

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Classroom Courses are Back

It has been a long time since we have delivered our much loved classroom courses. But the wait is over. As the world slowly, blinkingly, comes out in to the post pandemic dawn,Act Now has launched a curated list of … Continue reading

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Act Now Training is pleased to announce the launch of its new EU GDPR Handbook ( We sold over 3000 copies of the previous edition of the EU GDPR Handbook. That was back when the UK was still part of the … Continue reading

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First GDPR Fine Issued to a Charity

On 8th July 2021, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined the transgender charity Mermaids £25,000 for failing to keep the personal data of its users secure.In particular this led to a breach of the Articles 5(l)(f) and 32(1) and (2) of the GDPR.  The ICO found that Mermaids … Continue reading

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Advanced Certificate in GDPR Practice: A great set of first results

After 18 months of development, working with industry experts, Act Now Training is pleased to announce the completion of its first ever Advanced Certificate in GDPR Practice course. Congratulations to all the delegates who successfully completed the course. It has been a fantastic four … Continue reading

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