Data Rights Blog

The data rights blog is a twice-monthly journal providing original insight into privacy, data protection, and freedom of information events.

Investing In The Right Privacy Technology For Your Organisation

Investing In The Right Privacy Technology For Your Organisation

Posted on May 28, 2021

In our last article, we discussed creating a privacy framework that provides the basic structure and offers guidance about how to integrate any compliance requirements applicable to your organisation. A robust privacy framework will ensure you have the right compliance policies and procedures in place whilst providing flexibility to adapt processes to align with organisational needs and requirements.
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The Best Practices For Privacy Management

The Best Practices For Privacy Management

Posted on May 14, 2021

The law is clear on the responsibilities of organisations that collect and process personal data. Statistics reveal that a costly data breach is almost inevitable. It's a question of when not if. This article, looks at the steps required to implement a robust privacy programme, including establishing an effective framework to provide a basic structure and offer guidance on how to integrate applicable compliance requirements.
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How To Train Your Staff On The GDPR

How To Train Your Staff On The GDPR

Posted on Apr 29, 2021

Follow our six steps to design and deliver a best-in-class data protection training programme. GDPR compliance needs to be understood by everyone within the business. This can only be achieved when organisations consider how data protection impacts each individual and develops training relevant to them personally.
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How Does UK Privacy Law Impact Marketing Content in Newsletters

How Does UK Privacy Law Impact Marketing Content in Newsletters

Posted on Apr 19, 2021

The law has recently been clarified on whether it is permissible to include marketing or sales content in newsletter emails. There are now no grey areas about the types of content that can be sent to a subscribed newsletter audience. This article summarises the recent legal ruling to provide certainty to marketers and business owners about what they can or cannot include in their newsletter communications.
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Why do IT and Information Security professionals value GDPR training?

Why do IT and Information Security professionals value GDPR training?

Posted on Mar 31, 2021

New research from Cisco reveals the growing importance of privacy certifications for IT Security and Information Security professionals. Certified GDPR training that covers privacy-by-design, data minimisation, and pseudonymisation and encryption has become a core competence within IT and security teams following the shift to remote working.
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What Is GDPR Training?

What Is GDPR Training?

Posted on Feb 25, 2021

It is essential GDPR training is not considered a tick-box exercise. As soon as the ICO is notified of a data breach, one of the first areas they will investigate is the frequency, competency, and relevancy of the training provided. This article examines the benefits of GDPR compliance along with the risks. It also outlines what should be included within a regular role-based GDPR training programme.
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How Does GDPR Affect The UK After Brexit?

How Does GDPR Affect The UK After Brexit?

Posted on Jan 27, 2021

On Christmas Eve 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson finally ended the risk of a no-deal Brexit. The trade and co-operation agreement along with the subsequent EU (Future Relationship) Act 2020, which transports the agreement's provisions into UK law, may only be the beginning of EU-UK negotiations, but in a pandemic ridden economic environment, it is a welcome start.
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What Are The Benefits Of IAPP Certification?

What Are The Benefits Of IAPP Certification?

Posted on Jan 27, 2021

IAPP stands for International Association Of Privacy Professionals. It is an organisation and community that provides a comprehensive body of resources for people working in the privacy industry. While other GDPR training courses are available, IAPP certification and membership offer various unmatched benefits to more than 68,000 privacy professionals. Here we examine why the IAPP is a must-have privacy credential.
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Does The Data Protection Act 2018 Affect Your Business?

Does The Data Protection Act 2018 Affect Your Business?

Posted on Jan 20, 2021

In June 2017, the UK government announced plans to introduce new data protection legislation to implement the coming General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The resulting Data Protection Act 2018 must be read in conjunction with the UK GDPR as both are required to comply with the data protection legislation in the UK. This article provides an overview of the common terms used in both the DPA 2018 and the UK GDPR.
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How Many Data Protection Principles Are There?

How Many Data Protection Principles Are There?

Posted on Jan 11, 2021

Considerable discussion has always occurred over the issue of whether the EU General Data Protection Regulations contains six principles or seven. It's easy to see the basis for the disagreement, with six principles being laid out in Article 5(1). Then under Article 5(2) comes the accountability principle and the debate begins. In this article, we discuss the legal obligation to abide by each of the principles and provide evidence of compliance.
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