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Preparing to go Back to Normal

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23rd March 2020 seems a long time ago already. With recent comments from the Government it seems like we should be preparing to go back to normal. I wonder why… Back, in this context, seems a negative step to me. Why aren’t we going to be using all of the things we have learned during […]

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The Visualisation Element in Change

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We all have to change something at some point – it’s just life. One of the most essential parts of change is the visualisation element of change. Whether the change being considered is enforced, like as a result of compliance from your regulator (or a legal change), or a choice, as something isn’t going right […]

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Storage and Destruction of Personal Information

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Protecting personal information extends to the methods of its storage and destruction. Whether you like it or not, it’s part of the legal framework. You have to work out how to do this in a way that work for you not whether you follow the guidance. So, let’s get the geeky bit out of the […]

Track & Trace

Track & Trace and Protecting Personal Data

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So, who knows their alphabet? These are the guidelines to store information about Track & Trace set out in a nice and easy A to E format. . Ask only for what is necessary.Be transparent with customers. Carefully store the data. Don’t use it for other purposes. Erase it in line with government guidance. Any […]

What is a Data Protection Impact Assessment?

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So, we’re told that certain types of processes and complex processes require a data protection impact assessment. What on earth is that anyway. In short, it’s where a process is likely to result in a high risk to individuals. Thinking about it practically, it is only a way to record the decisions that are made […]

Am I doing Data Protection Right?

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So many times, I get asked am I doing data protection right? The real crunch is, it’s personal. It’s perspective. While the main driver is attitude, there are six questions you need to answer yes to. Do I only collect, and use, the personal data I need to?Do I keep it to a minimum?Am I […]