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Calling all Information Governance Experts: We are Hiring

Are you an information governance expert with a proven track record of delivering engaging training on GDPR, FOI or Cyber Security? Act Now Training is recruiting trainers to join its team of experts who deliver in-house and external training courses … Continue reading

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The California Consumer Privacy Act

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) comes into force on 1st January 2020. It is sometimes known as the US equivalent of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it provides broader rights to consumers and stricter compliance requirements for businesses than any other state … Continue reading

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FOI Reflections Series Part 1: When is an FOI request not an FOI request?

During a recent FOI A-Z course a delegate asked me what seemed like the simplest of questions: “How do we know whether something is business as usual, or an FOI request”? Naturally enough that gave rise to an interesting short … Continue reading

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The Scottish Information Commissioner’s Annual (FOISA) Report

The Scottish Information Commissioner, Daren Fitzhenry, recently published his  annual report  for 2018/19.  Mr Fitzhenry enforces the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002  (FOISA) as well as the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.   According to the report, Scottish public bodies are receiving record numbers of FOISA requests. 83,963 requests were … Continue reading

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European Data Protection Summit: Act Now Announces Winners of Free Tickets

Act Now is pleased to announce the winners of the 5 free delegate tickets for the European Data Protection Summit taking place in Manchester on 13th and 14th November 2019. We are sponsoring this two day event which will deliver  top-level strategic content, insights, networking, and discussion around data protection, privacy and … Continue reading

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GDPR, Class Actions and the Right to Compensation

In November 2018 we reported the decision of the English High Court in the case of Lloyd v Google [2018] EWHC 2599 (QB). In summary, Mr Lloyd, who is a consumer protection champion, was attempting to bring a ‘class action’ … Continue reading

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Reflections of an Act Now FOI Trainer

Susan Wolf writes… They say time flies when you are having fun. Well, I must have been having fun because I can’t quite believe I have been training with Act Now for over 12 months. Really where has the time … Continue reading

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