Category Archives: What we are being asked about

We get asked all sorts of questions about ethical, legal and responsible business.

We try to answer as many as possible in our Blog – please search for the category “What we are being asked about”.

If you can’t find the answer to your question remember “all you have to do is ask”.

BBC News: GDPR: ‘Don’t panic!’ data watchdog tells firms

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it: GDPR: ‘Don’t panic!’ data watchdog tells firms – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44208456

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GDPR – Exactly what can we do to approach unknown prospects by mail or email?

This is actually a question about the Privacy & Electronic Communication Regulations (PECR) although GDPR does have an impact. PECR restrict unsolicited marketing by phone, fax, email, text, or other electronic message. There are different rules for different types of … Continue reading

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GDPR – Getting business cards at meetings…. How to process them

This is personal data if it identifies an individual e.g. someones name in which case the GDPR apply. You must not do anything which the subject would not expect. So if you are handed a business card by all means … Continue reading

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GDPR – Names & addresses collected in the normal course of business?

This is personal data – data which identifies an individual and therefore the GDPR applies.

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GDPR – Phone data (numbers, names etc.,)

This is personal data – data which identifies an individual and therefore the GDPR applies.

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GDPR – Where do I stop?

There are a number of continuing obligations and compliance monitoring requirements under GDPR. Key people in the business must demonstrate support for the law and promote a positive culture of data protection compliance.

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GDPR – Where do I start?

Carry out an information audit to map data flows. Document what personal data you hold, where it came from, who you share it with and what you do with it.

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Data protection: Why you’re getting so many emails about privacy

From the BBC: Data protection: Why you’re getting so many emails about privacy – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-43909196

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Grounded Safety on 93.7 Express FM’s Business Programme at 7 pm Thursday 19th April

John Simmons from SIM Compliance and Robert Briggs from Crimson Crab demystify Health and Safety with Miles Henson on 93.7 Express FM’s Business Programme at 7 pm. Find out more https://groundedsafety.co.uk Also the data protection changes brought about by GDPR gets … Continue reading

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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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