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. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-58988092 Here is Ibrahim Hasan’s interview with BBC Radio Ulster: More media interviews by Ibrahim here.

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 by clubs to manage player performance but by others such as betting companies to help … Continue reading “Footballers’ Personal Data: Ibrahim Hasan’s BBC Interview”

Vaccine Passports and Data Protection: Ibrahim Hasan’s BBC Essex Interview

Vaccine passports are very topical at present. Our director, Ibrahim Hasan, was interviewed on BBC Essex (on 2nd March 2021) about the privacy and data protection implications.  Listen again here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/k4hxbrfziuc1aom/GDPR%20and%20Vaccine%20Passports.mp3?dl=0 More interviews by Ibrahim here: https://actnowtraining.blog/2020/09/14/ibrahim-hasan-on-the-bbc/

Care Home Records: My BBC Interview

Ibrahim Hasan writes…  Data Protection law is about protecting peoples’ human rights. When organisations fail to comply, it can have a big impact on peoples’ lives. I was proud to work with the BBC on a recent story which highlights the importance of protecting the personal data of some of the most vulnerable in society.  Thanks to tenacious journalism by Ben Moore and Tobey Wadey, piles of patient data which were left unsecured in an abandoned care home, more … Continue reading “Care Home Records: My BBC Interview”

Ibrahim Hasan on the BBC

The last week has been really busy day for our managing director and data protection expert, Ibrahim Hasan, with a frenzy of media interviews. Well not quite a “frenzy” but three is a start! Ibrahim was first interviewed on BBC Radio 5 live’s Drive programme by Anna Foster. He spoke about the rules requiring restaurants … Continue reading “Ibrahim Hasan on the BBC”

AI and Data Protection: Is ‘Cortana’ such a problem?

‘AI’ and/or ‘Machine Learning’ as it’s known is becoming more prevalent in the working environment. From ‘rogue algorithms’ upsetting GCSE gradings through to Microsoft 365 judging you for only working on one document all day, we cannot escape the fact that there are more ‘automated’ services than ever before.   For DPOs, records managers and IG … Continue reading “AI and Data Protection: Is ‘Cortana’ such a problem?”

Back To The Future For UK GDPR?

On 3rd October 2022, during the Conservative Party Conference, Michelle Donelan, the new Secretary for State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), made a speech announcing a plan to replace the UK GDPR with a new “British data protection system”. Just as we are all getting to grips with the (relatively new) UK GDPR, do we want more change … Continue reading “Back To The Future For UK GDPR?”

ICO Takes Action Against GDPR Subject Access Delays

On 28th September 2022, the Information Commissioner’s Office announced it is taking action against seven organisations for delays in dealing with Subject Access Requests(SARs). This includes government departments, local authorities and a communications company.  The seven organisations were identified following a series of complaints in relation to multiple failures to respond to requests for copies of personal information … Continue reading “ICO Takes Action Against GDPR Subject Access Delays”

TikTok Faces a £27 Million GDPR Fine

On 26 September 2022, TikTok was issued with a Notice of Intent under the GDPR by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The video-sharing platform faces a £27 million fine after an ICO investigation found that the company may have breached UK data protection law.   The notice sets out the ICO’s provisional view that TikTok breached … Continue reading “TikTok Faces a £27 Million GDPR Fine”

The Data Reform Bill: What changes can we expect to the UK GDPR?

Prince Charles has outlined the government’s priorities for the year ahead, as he delivered the Queen’s Speech. The speech highlighted some of the 38 laws that ministers intend to pass in the coming year. This includes a new Data Protection Reform Bill which is predicted to make sweeping changes to the UK GDPR. The draft … Continue reading “The Data Reform Bill: What changes can we expect to the UK GDPR?”

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