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European Commission GDPR guidance

The European Commission has published guidance on the EU data protection rules under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The guidance outlines what the European Commission, national data protection authorities and national administrations still need to do to bring preparations … Continue reading

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Office for Product Safety and Standards

The government has accepted the recommendations of the Working Group on Product Recalls and Safety and set out its plans for implementing them, including the establishment of a new Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS). Priorities for the OPSS … Continue reading

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Late payments

The government has launched the Small Business Commissioner (SBC) complaints scheme, giving small businesses (essentially, those with a staff headcount of less than 50) an extra means of holding larger businesses to account if there are problems about getting paid. … Continue reading

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Free GDPR guide for charities. 

The Charity Finance Group (CFG) has launched a new free guide for charities on the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (GDPR) . The guide aims to help charity trustees, staff and volunteers understand the practical impact that the GDPR … Continue reading

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Charities and safeguarding

The Charity Commission has published a new strategy for dealing with safeguarding issues in charities. It stresses the duty of charity trustees to proactively safeguard and promote the welfare of their charity’s beneficiaries. Get a copy.

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BBC News: UK regulator has ‘huge concerns’ over Uber breach

The UK regulator, the ICO, has ‘huge concerns’ over Uber breach – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42079937

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How long does personal data have to be stored under the data protection law?

The short answer is no longer than necessary. Personal data will need to be retained for longer in some cases than in others. How long you retain different categories of personal data should be based on individual business needs. A … 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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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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Do I need to appoint a Data Protection Officer to comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)?

Not necessarily, but you must ensure that your organisation has sufficient staff and skills to discharge your obligations under the GDPR and so you can appoint a data protection officer (DPO) if that helps you meet this criteria. The GDPR … Continue reading

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