The Big GDPR Confidence Trick

We’ll make you GDPR compliant … … just pay us £100 / £500 / £1,000 / £10,000 / £50,000 (delete as appropriate) People keep saying to us ‘we are GDPR compliant’ (and are probably totally unaware of the Data Protection […]

Data breach reporting – what’s going on?

  There’s a lot of confusion about data breach reporting – the GDPR says you have to report breaches but the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) says too many are being reported.  There are several issues around data breach reporting.  Here […]

Article 32 – GDPR

At some point in most of my GDPR training sessions I point out that Article 32 is my favourite article of the Regulation.  Why do I do this?  Partly because I like to see the reaction on people’s faces and […]

They’re all asking for Certificates!

Employers – that is…. So you’re thinking of applying for a job as a: Data Protection Officer Data Protection Manager Data Protection and Information Asset Advisor Data Protection Project Lead;   and you need a certificate to prove your experience. […]

Are your PRIVACY NOTICES correct?

Is your Privacy Notice worth the paper it’s written on ?? * (* metaphorically speaking, of course!) I never cease to be amazed at how many incorrect, poorly worded, illegal and out of date Privacy Notices I see on company websites.   […]

Why Use Data Protection Consultants?

How Can Data Protection Consultancy Services Reduce your Overhead? Why would you use a data protection consultant?  The simple answer is because you want to comply with the legislation but don’t know where to start.  Let’s explore this a bit […]

What about photography at events?

What are the GDPR consent issues for photographers and event managers? There’s a few … and these are particularly relevant for photographers, journalists and event managers. Let’s look at an example.  I recently attended a business networking event where the […]

Is the GDPR being enforced?

After all the noise about massive GDPR penalties it might look as if the GDPR isn’t being enforced in the UK. All the fines currently issued by the ICO are still based on the old legislation – the Data Protection […]

Some Thoughts on Brexit and the GDPR

How will Brexit impact on data protection, specifically the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? The details are very unclear and will probably remain so for some months.  However there are some things which are fairly clear. Short Term At the […]

Get Ready for the GDPR

The European Parliament passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)… On the 14th April, after four years of argument and huge amounts of lobbying, the European Parliament passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  While this doesn’t change the basic […]

Ransomware – taking your data hostage

What is ransomware? Recently there has been a huge increase in the number of organisations which have suffered a ransomware attack. It is malware which encrypts all files on your computer and any network drives it can access, so that […]