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Queen’s Speech 2017 – New Data Protection Bill

The Queen’s Speech today announced a new Data Protection Bill.  In case you missed it, here is the text from the speech and the briefing notes: Data Protection Bill – Queen’s Speech The Bill will fulfil a manifesto commitment to ensure the UK has a data protection regime that is fit for the 21st century. […]

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The Queen’s Speech today announced a new Data Protection Bill.  In case you missed it, here is the text from the speech and the briefing notes: Data Protection Bill – Queen’s Speech The Bill will fulfil a manifesto commitment to ensure the UK has a data protection regime that is fit for the 21st century. […] [...]

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Guidance on consent under GDPR

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has prepared new guidance on consent under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR).  This guidance is now out for consultation and the ICO is seeking your views by 31 March 2017. Consent under GDPR is at a higher standard than that under the Data Protection Act 1998 so it […]

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has prepared new guidance on consent under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR).  This guidance is now out for consultation and the ICO is seeking your views by 31 March 2017. Consent under GDPR is at a higher standard than that under the Data Protection Act 1998 so it […] [...]

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GDPR – DPA 1998 will be amended to allow GDPR implementation

On Wednesday 1st February the Rt Hon Matt Hancock, MP and Minister of State for Digital and Culture sat in front of the EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee to answer questions on various aspects of data protection. If you have a spare hour you can watch the session on parliamentlive.tv – EU Home Affairs – data […]

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On Wednesday 1st February the Rt Hon Matt Hancock, MP and Minister of State for Digital and Culture sat in front of the EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee to answer questions on various aspects of data protection. If you have a spare hour you can watch the session on parliamentlive.tv – EU Home Affairs – data […] [...]

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GDPR – What is it?

If you’re a business who gathers and uses the personal data of your customers, clients, suppliers or staff then you need to know the law is changing on how you manage and use personal data.   The existing Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) will no longer exist as of 25 May 2018. It is being […]

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If you’re a business who gathers and uses the personal data of your customers, clients, suppliers or staff then you need to know the law is changing on how you manage and use personal data.   The existing Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) will no longer exist as of 25 May 2018. It is being […] [...]

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Get “Data Ready” for Direct Marketing Success Workshop – 24 November

Dunwell Data Protection has teamed up with Deborah Goodall from Aer8 Marketing to bring you a one day workshop on direct marketing and personal data.  This informative and practical day looks at how to collect and process data legally about your customers or clients, and how to use this data to help grow your business. […]

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Dunwell Data Protection has teamed up with Deborah Goodall from Aer8 Marketing to bring you a one day workshop on direct marketing and personal data.  This informative and practical day looks at how to collect and process data legally about your customers or clients, and how to use this data to help grow your business. […] [...]

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How safe is our personal data in medical practices?

On 8th August the Information Commissioner issued a monetary penalty of £40,000 to the GP practice Regal Chambers (located in Hitchin, Hertfordshire) due to them releasing confidential details about a woman and her family to her estranged ex-partner.   The Information Commissioner found that Regal Chambers did not have the appropriate organisational measures in place […]

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On 8th August the Information Commissioner issued a monetary penalty of £40,000 to the GP practice Regal Chambers (located in Hitchin, Hertfordshire) due to them releasing confidential details about a woman and her family to her estranged ex-partner.   The Information Commissioner found that Regal Chambers did not have the appropriate organisational measures in place […] [...]

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Brexit and GDPR – what happens now?

So the UK has voted to leave the EU but what does this all mean for the UK implementing the new EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)?  These Regulations came into force across the EU in May this year and will become directly applicable in all member states as of 25th May 2018.   The […]

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So the UK has voted to leave the EU but what does this all mean for the UK implementing the new EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)?  These Regulations came into force across the EU in May this year and will become directly applicable in all member states as of 25th May 2018.   The […] [...]

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Do you know what you have to tell someone when you collect their data?

You’ve identified a need to collect information about your customers, suppliers and employees, but did you know you have a legal obligation to tell individuals what you will be doing with the information you collect from them?   Here comes the technical bit – the Data Protection Act sets out at Principle 1 that personal […]

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You’ve identified a need to collect information about your customers, suppliers and employees, but did you know you have a legal obligation to tell individuals what you will be doing with the information you collect from them?   Here comes the technical bit – the Data Protection Act sets out at Principle 1 that personal […] [...]

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Out with the old and in with the new

Today the EU Parliament formally adopted the new General Data Protection Regulations, after 4 long years in the making.   The regulation will come into force 20 days after it has been published in the EU Official Journal (expect this to be May or June of this year). From then there is a 2 year […]

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Today the EU Parliament formally adopted the new General Data Protection Regulations, after 4 long years in the making.   The regulation will come into force 20 days after it has been published in the EU Official Journal (expect this to be May or June of this year). From then there is a 2 year […] [...]

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Can you afford NOT to do a compliance check?

Fines totalling nearly £1,000,000 issued so far this year to businesses for failing to comply with data protection law. Can you afford not to do a compliance check? Spring is nearly upon us so what better time to get your business compliant with data protection law in readiness for the coming year. Firstly, ask yourself […]

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Fines totalling nearly £1,000,000 issued so far this year to businesses for failing to comply with data protection law. Can you afford not to do a compliance check? Spring is nearly upon us so what better time to get your business compliant with data protection law in readiness for the coming year. Firstly, ask yourself […] [...]

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