General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR

How to respond to a subject access request

Posted on 13 September, 2018 by Rhien Salgado-Jones

The content of this blog is provided for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice or to determine how GDPR might apply to your organisation.  Analyse the request The first step to analysing your request correctly is very important. The main steps are: Recognise...

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Analysing a GDPR data request

Posted on 04 September, 2018 by Rhien Salgado-Jones

The content of this blog is provided for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice or to determine how GDPR might apply to your organisation.  GDPR has been in place for a while now – have you received a data request and that you’re not...

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Data Changemakers 13: Adrian McGarry, Director of IT, Licensed Trade Charity and Elvian

Posted on 31 July, 2018 by Guy Bradshaw

The Data Changemakers series is a set of interviews and interactions with people who have spent their careers working in or around data and data management initiatives. They have a vision for the data journey and we want to understand what they have learnt and how that drives what...

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Digital Security and Data Protection

Six tips for reviewing your system and data security

Posted on 18 July, 2018 by Rhien Salgado-Jones

System and data security are based on three things: confidentiality, integrity and availability. With the updated Data Protection act and GDPR having a huge impact on how organisations treat and manage their data, security is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. There is even more focus on the action...

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Consent or legitimate interest: which option is best for your organisation?

Posted on 16 July, 2018 by Martyn Gurr

The content of this blog is provided for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice or to determine how GDPR might apply to your organisation.  One of the side effects of the implementation of GDPR was the rash of ‘repermissioning’ requests sent out by...

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How good data governance enables compliance with the GDPR right of erasure

Posted on 21 June, 2018 by Kate Tickner

One of the new provisions of GDPR is the right of erasure, also known as the right to be forgotten. Individuals can now request that you delete their personal data from your systems. You have one month to respond to this request. Someone wants their data deleted so you...

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You’re not yet compliant with GDPR? Don’t panic – few people are.

Posted on 22 May, 2018 by Kate Tickner

The GDPR enforcement date is almost upon us. Consequently, our email inboxes are packed with GDPR-related emails from all the companies we’ve ever dealt with, and the volume is rising day by day in the run up to 25 May. Many organisations are in panic mode, trying to get...

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The DPIA in practice – balancing obligation with opportunity

Posted on 03 May, 2018 by Martyn Gurr

Obligation Vs Opportunity The ICO has recently issued detailed guidance on DPIAs (Data Protection Impact Assessments) during a consultation process. Included within the guidance is the list of processing operations required by art 35(4) for which it will require a DPIA to be carried out. One of those operations...

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Posted on 23 August, 2017 by Kate Tickner

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Thoughts on the general data protection regulation (GDPR)

Posted on 11 May, 2017 by Kate Tickner

The impact of GDPR is ubiquitous in the information management industry right now. It is also the topic of many of the conversations we are having with clients. We recently undertook a piece of research (jointly with our partner Informatica) into the impact of GDPR in the public sector. This has...

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