Blog - On Data Privacy
I can't tell you that

I Can’t Tell You That Cos Of GDPR

This week started with one of the more banal conversations I’ve had this month.  As an accountant tried to tell me GDPR stops him from telling me anything.

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another year older

One Year On And What Do You Get?

…Another Year Older And Deeper In Data. 12 months on.  How is your Data Privacy Management coming along?

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Nightmare Scenario

Data Breach Report – The Nightmare Scenario

With only 72 hours available to you when you receive a data breach report, there is a Nightmare Scenario which could happen to you.  It’s called a Bank Holiday weekend.

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mapping data processing

Lawful Reasons For Processing – Are You Using Them Properly?

As data processes flow through your organisation, so the purpose of processing and the accompanying lawful reason for processing can change.  Does your data privacy programme recognise this?

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Online Consent Boxes – To Tick Or Not To Tick?

Your online signup forms for free promotional downloads often contain an option to sign up for a newsletter.  Be careful what you do with the “tick” consent checkbox!

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Look After Personal Data As Though It Is Cash

Some business owners are a bit laid-back when it comes to looking after the personal data sloshing around their operations.  Would they be quite so lukewarm if they were dealing with cash?

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If It’s A Word, It’s Not A Password

It’s true you know.  If your password is a word, it’s not a password.  You might be using it as your password of course.  But then so can anyone else.

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So Cute Their Personal Data Was Sold To 39 Other Organisations

The pregnancy club Bounty UK has been fined £400,000 by the UK ICO for sharing the personal data of 14 million people.

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Your Privacy Statement Is A Sales Document

Many businesses report their GDPR-driven data privacy and protection efforts leading to more sales and better relationships with their customers. Others find their GDPR compliance has actually disabled

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Who is responsible for your own personal data?

Who Has Primary Responsibility For Your Personal Data?

Nowadays anyone processing your personal data is obliged to uphold your rights.  Yet who is actually responsible for protecting your privacy in the first place?  That’ll be you.

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