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GRPR 100 days on

20th September 2018

  We asked Dominic Cullis, CEO, GDPR Academy about GRPR 100 days on. Dominic is also an acting Data Processing Officer. What has been the impact so far of GDPR on businesses and on consumers? Many organisations got it wrong and sent out numerous emails requesting consent to continue marketing to their prospect and client… [Read More]

New Data Protection Act 2018 Gains Royal Ascent

25th May 2018

The UK becomes one of the first states to adopt GDPR into local law as the Data Protection Act 2018 gains Royal Ascent. Nearly a year after its announcement in the Queen’s speech, the Data Protection Bill has worked its way through parliament with much debate and, with Royal Assent, is ready to move into… [Read More]

The Beauty of Love

22nd May 2018

The Beauty of Love … David Parish – Information Security Consultant “Love and fire – we as humans cannot live without either.” Only 3 days until the journey begins So, we are 3 days away from the big event and everyone is panicking. What delayed the media frenzy on GDPR was the Royal Wedding, and… [Read More]

Competitive advantage through GDPR compliance

18th May 2018

With the GDPR compliance deadline weeks away, can the GDPR be turned from a target on the back of enterprise to a competitive advantage?  Dominic Cullis, CEO of GDPR Academy says that supply chain issues in particular add complexity and may result in a kind of ‘musical chairs’. “Say I’m an organisation that is prepared… [Read More]

Beauty and The Beast

4th May 2018

Beauty and The Beast … David Parish – Information Security Consultant “The beauty of Microsoft Excel?” Beauty: The advancements of technology provide the opportunity for global data transfer at the touch of the button. I am struggling to keep up with some of the commentary in relation to GDPR and the do’s, don’ts, fines etc, let… [Read More]

High Court Ruling

High Court Ruling … David Parish – Information Security Consultant “The right to erasure – the right to be forgotten” This time it is back to Google, Facebook and WhatsApp – all is still rumbling on and there seems to be a slight parting of the waves in the relationship between Facebook and the WhatsApp hierarchy.… [Read More]

Snakes and Ladders

15th April 2018

Snakes & Ladders … David Parish – Information Security Consultant “Treating individuals with respect” It’s been a little while since my last blog on GDPR and information security. I have been wading through the challenges from several sources that the new GDPR legislation potentially restricts business from operating. This is not the case!! This piece… [Read More]

How digital agencies can help ease the burden

11th April 2018

Guest blogger, Paula Halliday, Head of Digital Delivery at Formulate Digital talks about the effect GDPR will have on corporate websites and how digital agencies can help ease the burden. With the looming GDPR deadline fast approaching, companies need to tighten up processes around capturing, storing and processing personal data. The impact of GDPR is… [Read More]

Lawfulness – Facebook, WhatsApp, LinkedIn

5th April 2018

Lawfulness – Facebook, WhatsApp, LinkedIn are all at it! David Parish – Information Security Consultant “We have a legitimate interest” The most active debate, on-going confusion in recent months has been the issue of electronic marketing, Legitimate interest, data harvesting and privacy notices. Let’s have a whistle stop around some of the current ICO activity… [Read More]

Preparing a small business for GDPR

25th March 2018

Preparing a small business for GDPR The Forum Cinema in Hexham, Northumberland is owned by the Hexham Community Partnership as a community business but run by a separate non profit-making business which helps to sustain the Partnership’s funding. It has been operating for over 80 years and is housed in a splendid Art Deco building.… [Read More]

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