Category Archives: Crab Insight

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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Making unsolicited sales and marketing calls?

If you are going to telephone a business for unsolicited sales and marketing purposes you are legally required to make sure that they are not on the Corporate TPS. The Corporate Telephone Preference Service (CTPS) is the central opt out … Continue reading

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Router Hack Risk

Router hack risk ‘not limited to Virgin Media’

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Do you totally rely on your spellchecker?

Do you obey your spellchecker religiously? Do you do everything it tells you to do even when you don’t know whether it’s right or wrong? Your spellchecker is only as good as your knowledge of the English language. Let me … Continue reading

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I have to retain accounts for HMRC purposes, especially income tax, for any business / sole trader that has ceased trading within previous years, would they have to comply with data protection in either current or future forms?

It is important to remember that we are only talking about third party personal data under the data protection rules. If you are holding this as part of your responsibilities then you will need to comply with the Data Protection Act until … Continue reading

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If I cease trading before the new data protection laws come into play, do I have to comply, or does it only apply to active businesses / sole traders?

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force in May 2016. There is a two year lead in period to enable businesses to become familiar with the new regime and so the critical date is: 25th May 2018 The … Continue reading

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