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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BBC GDPR Quiz – Third time lucky!

With GDPR looming you may wish to try this Quiz from the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44224802

If you need help with your compliance please see https://crimsoncrab.net/our-solutions/data-protection-compliance/

With thanks to Peter at PPG Proofreading for highlighting the Quiz.

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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 communication. The rules are generally stricter for marketing to individuals than for marketing to companies.

You will often need specific consent to send unsolicited direct marketing. The best way to obtain valid consent is to ask customers to tick opt-in boxes confirming they are happy to receive marketing calls, texts or emails from you.

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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 make contact but do not under any circumstances add the person to a mailing list without asking for their consent and recording that you have done so.

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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?

  1. Carry out an information audit to map data flows.
  2. 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 a mention as 25th May is fast approaching!!

 

 

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