When a Light Bulb Gets turned On

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Every once in a while, a light-bulb gets turned on and the world makes a little bit more sense. This happened for me over this weekend – and here’s how. Trawling Trawling, not trolling, through the ICO pages, as I do – and sometimes not willingly, I saw the announcement about how they interesting treated […]

What a good GDPR review should look like?

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To complement the publishing of an article in the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce newsletter about GDPR reviews we have added a similar item here. GDPR compliance is proven through good documentation, good understanding of the regulation and review processes. Review processes provide the evidence that all is well which in larger organisations commonly includes the […]

Storage and destruction

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 […]

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 […]