Data Rights Blog

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

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

As the world begins to look beyond the coronavirus pandemic, the inevitable changes in society are beginning to emerge. We will always talk about life before and after COVID-19. One of the most visible changes that may become permanent (for many organisations) is the shift to remote working.
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What Is GDPR Training?

What Is GDPR Training?

Posted on Feb 25, 2021

Since the GDPR was introduced in May 2018, the majority of people who deal with personal data have had some form of general GDPR training. Most in-house training covers the changes brought in by the new regulations, the GDPR principles, how to ensure compliance, and the consequences of a breach occurring.
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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 gave businesses the Christmas present they longed for – an end to the risk of a no-deal Brexit when the transition period concluded. The trade and co-operation agreement and 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.
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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

One summer morning in June 2017, a pre-pandemic period that seems like a lifetime ago, the UK government announced plans to introduce new data protection legislation. The existing Data Protection Act 1998 was almost Victorian, given that it pre-dated social media and smartphones. Furthermore, legislation was needed to implement the coming General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The Data Protection Bill 2017-18 received its Royal Assent on 23 May 2018 to become the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018.
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How Many Data Protection Principles Are There?

How Many Data Protection Principles Are There?

Posted on Jan 11, 2021

Considerable debate has always occurred over the issue of whether the EU General Data Protection Regulations (EU GDPR) contains six principles or seven. Fast forward to 2021 - the UK has now left the European Union (EU) with a trade agreement, which includes a bridging period to allow data to flow from the UK to the EU for six months whilst the adequacy agreement is decided.
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