Author Archives: Crimson Crab

The Data Protection Bill

The UK’s third generation of data protection law has entered Parliament. The Data Protection Bill was published on 14 September 2017 and aims to modernise data protection laws to ensure they are effective in the years to come.  The Information … Continue reading

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Notification under the Data Protection law

When the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into effect next year there will no longer be a requirement to notify the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as there is now. There is a provision in the Digital Economy Act which … Continue reading

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What is personal data?

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act the quick definition is data which identifies a living individual. The Information Commissioners Office has put together a quick reference guide to help. Please click here to access the guide which will … Continue reading

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F2 Business Huddle 12 – 2 pm Friday 13th October 2017

  Why not join us for networking with a purpose Denvilles House, 33 Emsworth Road, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 2SN Find us Reputation Matters session We have a great insight from an industry insider. Why does Health & Safety just seems to get … Continue reading

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Can I buy a mailing list to send out marketing material?

There are plenty of databases out there but whether they can be used to send marketing material will depend on the basis on which the personal information concerned was collected. The general rule is that unsolicited marketing can be sent to individuals … Continue reading

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Government to strengthen UK data protection law

People to have more control over their personal data and be better protected in the digital age under new measures announced by Digital Minister Matt Hancock. The Government has committed to updating and strengthening data protection laws through a new Data … Continue reading

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Unsolicited Marketing Emails

Recently we seem to have had a spate of marketing emails from people without any regard for the rules on privacy! We all make mistakes but a lack of knowledge of the rules puts their business reputation at risk and … Continue reading

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Welcome to the latest Reputation Advocate – Data Wizard

Good Admin is vital…and that’s what DataWizard delivers! Find out more

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Cookie banner frustration

The European Commission has proposed new regulations that would limit the way companies track users on the internet. Part of that plan would see the removal of website banners that provide disclaimers on cookie policies and instead have the user’s … Continue reading

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Website security risks

The ICO has issued a £60,000 fine to Boomerang Video Ltd after it suffered a cyber attack. An investigation by the ICO found the Berkshire-based company failed to take basic steps to stop its website being attacked.

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