GDPR and Coronavirus Community Support Groups

The outbreak of the coronavirus and the sad news about so many people dying everyday is changing all our lives dramatically. As many of us as are trying to come to terms with the ‘new normal’ of staying home and working from home, the implications of all of this from a data protection and privacy … Continue reading “GDPR and Coronavirus Community Support Groups”

Coronavirus and Police Use of Drones

The police have an important rule to play in the current coronavirus lockdown.  However their actions must at all times be proportionate, transparent and (above all) lawful. Only yesterday, British Transport Police admitted they had wrongly charged a woman who was fined £660 under coronavirus legislation. Marie Dinou was arrested at Newcastle Central Station on Saturday after … Continue reading “Coronavirus and Police Use of Drones”

The Morrisons Supermarket Case: Employers Breathe a Sigh of Relief

The long-awaited decision in the Supreme Court appeal by Morrison Supermarkets was handed down yesterday. WM Morrison Supermarkets plc (Appellant) v Various Claimants (Respondents) [2020] UKSC 12 concerned an appeal by Morrisons from an earlier decision by the Court of Appeal.  The latter agreed with the previous High Court judgement that Morrisons was liable for … Continue reading “The Morrisons Supermarket Case: Employers Breathe a Sigh of Relief”

Cyber Security Month is Here!

October is European Cyber Security Month. This is the EU’s annual awareness campaign that takes place each October across Europe. The aim is to raise awareness of cybersecurity threats, promote cybersecurity among citizens and organisations; and provide resources for online protection, through education and sharing of good practice. Every single day the cyber security landscape … Continue reading “Cyber Security Month is Here!”

Information Governance Experts Join the Act Now Team

(From Left to Right: Steven Cockcroft, Craig Geddes, Barry Moult.) Act Now Training is pleased to announce that three new highly regarded information governance experts have joined its team of consultants. Cyber security is one of the Information Commissioner’s regulatory priorities for the coming year. This is not surprising when you consider the recent Notices … Continue reading “Information Governance Experts Join the Act Now Team”

Act Now welcomes Susan Wolf to the team

Susan Wolf has over ten years experience teaching information rights practitioners on the LLM Information Rights Law & Practice at Northumbria University. She has also presented workshops on the FOIA, the EIR, and access to EU information in Germany, Czech Republic and throughout the UK. Susan developed the Postgraduate Certificate in Data Protection Law & … Continue reading “Act Now welcomes Susan Wolf to the team”

GDPR: Goodbye Notification, Hello More Fees!

By Ibrahim Hasan Currently under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), most Data Controllers have to go through a process of Notification with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). This is a simple process, which involves completing an online form telling the Commissioner about their data processing activities. This appears on a publicaly searchable online register. … Continue reading “GDPR: Goodbye Notification, Hello More Fees!”

SMILE! You’re on our Mailing List!

Charity envelope time again.  And yet again another organisation I had no relationship with at all. This time it was a big one with offices in…are you ready… UK, USA, India, China, Philippines, Latin America, Mexico, Brazil, Africa, Indonesia, Vietnam, Middle East & North Africa and Bangladesh. Surprisingly in all these locations they couldn’t find a data protection expert to run his eye over their Privacy … Continue reading “SMILE! You’re on our Mailing List!”

A comprehensive Privacy Policy.

I decided to look at Miley Cyrus’s website. Don’t know why. I just picked a teenage pop singer at random. I found however that I couldn’t just look at her website, I had to register before entering her website. I admit that I’m in socio-economic group A++ and age group 55  to 65 so my … Continue reading “A comprehensive Privacy Policy.”

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