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SCAM Warning
12/14/2018 9:47:58 AM by Adam Brogden
We have had several reports about a very dodgy email being sent to thousands of companies. This is a scam! Ignore the content, don’t click the links, don’t reply by email. ICO are aware of this.
We have had several reports about a very dodgy email being sent to thousands of companies. This is a scam! Ignore the content, don’t click the links, don’t reply by email. ICO are aware of this.

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When is a SAR not a SAR?
12/13/2018 1:32:13 PM by Adam Brogden
The right of access, commonly referred to as subject access, gives individuals the right to obtain a copy of their personal data as well as other supplementary information. Managing a Subject Access Request is probably the most important process you need to establish for your organisation.
The right of access, commonly referred to as subject access, gives individuals the right to obtain a copy of their personal data as well as other supplementary information. Managing a Subject Access Request is probably the most important process you need to establish for your organisation.

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Are You A Controller Or Processor?
12/12/2018 9:40:51 AM by Adam Brogden
This is a fundamental question and the basis of much of your approach to GDPR. The ICO has just issued new guidance on this which is definitely worth checking out. Want to know which you are?
This is a fundamental question and the basis of much of your approach to GDPR. The ICO has just issued new guidance on this which is definitely worth checking out. Want to know which you are?

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Free GDPR Document Updates
12/10/2018 2:29:31 PM by Adam Brogden
There is little doubt that GDPR is pretty complicated. One huge missing piece of the GDPR puzzle is any clue on what implementing GDPR actually means. There is virtually no guidance on how to implement a GDPR solution for any type of organisation.
There is little doubt that GDPR is pretty complicated. One huge missing piece of the GDPR puzzle is any clue on what implementing GDPR actually means. There is virtually no guidance on how to implement a GDPR solution for any type of organisation.

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Free GDPR Documents
12/6/2018 12:47:23 PM by Adam Brogden
Lots of sites offer free GDPR documents but are they any use? Unfortunately, the answer is probably not. GDPR is all about you, your customers, suppliers, and your employees. GDPR is concerned with the data you handle, how you keep it safe, and how you ensure you respect the rights of the individuals involved.
Lots of sites offer free GDPR documents but are they any use? Unfortunately, the answer is probably not. GDPR is all about you, your customers, suppliers, and your employees. GDPR is concerned with the data you handle, how you keep it safe, and how you ensure you respect the rights of the individuals involved.

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GDPR for CCTV in vehicles
12/6/2018 11:01:01 AM by Adam Brogden
Dash cams are very popular. I have one and so do all my family. So, do I need to register my dash cam under GDPR! I think I probably do. Considering the principles of GDPR, I am recording the image of other drivers, their passengers and random pedestrians as I drive along. Do I need to have a sign on my car?
Dash cams are very popular. I have one and so do all my family. So, do I need to register my dash cam under GDPR! I think I probably do. Considering the principles of GDPR, I am recording the image of other drivers, their passengers and random pedestrians as I drive along. Do I need to have a sign on my car?

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Is your CCTV registered?
12/6/2018 9:38:13 AM by Adam Brogden
Do you have CCTV? If so you really MUST make sure you have appropriate signs that are visible to anyone that might get caught on camera. Read this blog for information on what you need to do to be compliant.
Do you have CCTV? If so you really MUST make sure you have appropriate signs that are visible to anyone that might get caught on camera. Read this blog for information on what you need to do to be compliant.

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Free GDPR Downloads. Fact Or Fiction?
11/30/2018 1:46:57 PM by Adam Brogden
GDPR is like a new tax. A new form of Corporation tax and, as such, many people would prefer to avoid it. Yes, the distinction between avoid and evade still applies. So, is it possible to download all your GDPR documents for free and avoid the GDPR tax?
GDPR is like a new tax. A new form of Corporation tax and, as such, many people would prefer to avoid it. Yes, the distinction between avoid and evade still applies. So, is it possible to download all your GDPR documents for free and avoid the GDPR tax?

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Due Diligence Monthly Review
11/30/2018 9:46:42 AM by Adam Brogden
ngoing due-diligence is a vital component of your GDPR compliance. GDPR is not just about producing a pile of documents. GDPR should now be an integral part of how you operate as a business. Should you have a data protection issue, evidence of ongoing due-diligence might just save your skin.
ngoing due-diligence is a vital component of your GDPR compliance. GDPR is not just about producing a pile of documents. GDPR should now be an integral part of how you operate as a business. Should you have a data protection issue, evidence of ongoing due-diligence might just save your skin.

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What is the Nightmare SAR?
11/29/2018 1:00:48 PM by Adam Brogden
The Nightmare SAR was designed to help companies test their GDPR processes but is increasingly being used by miscreants to extort compensation from unfortunate companies. Take a look at our previous blog about how to handle a Nightmare SAR if you get one.
The Nightmare SAR was designed to help companies test their GDPR processes but is increasingly being used by miscreants to extort compensation from unfortunate companies. Take a look at our previous blog about how to handle a Nightmare SAR if you get one.

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What To Do With The Nightmare SAR?
11/28/2018 1:57:06 PM by Adam Brogden
Watch out for a SAR known as the Nightmare SAR! You will know it if you receive it! It is huge and asks for all sorts of detail that you probably won’t even know. Check out this blog to help you prepare.
Watch out for a SAR known as the Nightmare SAR! You will know it if you receive it! It is huge and asks for all sorts of detail that you probably won’t even know. Check out this blog to help you prepare.

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Free GDPR Document Packs or GDPR Consultancy?
11/27/2018 4:07:04 PM by Adam Brogden
When you decide to start your GDPR compliance you have lots of choices. Should you just do it yourself, read all the GDPR documents and create all the policies from scratch? Hire a consultant to do everything for you, charging you a small fortune? Or use a DIY pack and just focus on what GDPR means for you.
When you decide to start your GDPR compliance you have lots of choices. Should you just do it yourself, read all the GDPR documents and create all the policies from scratch? Hire a consultant to do everything for you, charging you a small fortune? Or use a DIY pack and just focus on what GDPR means for you.

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Data Breach? Don’t Panic!
11/26/2018 9:34:33 AM by Adam Brogden
The ICO has just released information on how to handle a breach. You really do need to read this! Check out this blog for more information on what to do in the event of a data breach.
The ICO has just released information on how to handle a breach. You really do need to read this! Check out this blog for more information on what to do in the event of a data breach.

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Advice On Encryption
11/22/2018 10:50:12 AM by Adam Brogden
If you collect, store or process sensitive data on your laptop or computer you definitely need to consider encryption. Encryption is usually inexpensive and simple to implement. It is also required under GDPR!
If you collect, store or process sensitive data on your laptop or computer you definitely need to consider encryption. Encryption is usually inexpensive and simple to implement. It is also required under GDPR!

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Important GDPR Info
11/22/2018 9:49:40 AM by Adam Brogden
PECR has just been amended to enable the ICO to impose a monetary penalty. This is important! I have come across many people that have fallen foul of PECR.
PECR has just been amended to enable the ICO to impose a monetary penalty. This is important! I have come across many people that have fallen foul of PECR.

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