Our October update is a focus on confidentiality and monitoring. These are areas that we are advising on more frequently and which have been more of a focus since the data protection changes. Covert Recordings – are they admissible? With the use of i-phones and other similar devices, you are best placed to assume that…

If anyone had been lulled into a false sense of security by the absence of the much vaunted mega fines in the aftermath of GDPR coming into force, then they would have been rudely awakened when in July 2019 the ICO announced their intention to fine British Airways and Marriott International £183.39m and £99.2m respectively,…

As we have recently passed the first anniversary of GDPR coming into force, we have taken stock of the changes and look forward to what lies ahead. In the first year: Businesses reported 14,000 personal data breaches to the ICO between 25 May 2018 and 1 May 2019, an increase of over 10,000 from the…

The breaches so far and how to ensure that you’re not next Last month British Airways disclosed that approximately 380,000 customers’ personal, contact and payment information had been compromised by hackers from online bookings made between 21 August and 5 September 2018. They are now among a number of major companies who have fallen foul…

The impact of the GDPR on mergers and acquisitions In any corporate transaction, data transfer will be a focus on everyone’s mind, and after the introduction of the GDPR on 25 May 2018 here are some top tips to ensure compliance: 1. Confidentiality Agreement Before any data is shared, a seller should insist that a…

GDPR final top ten tips There’s less than 24 hours to go and hopefully you’ve completed your compliance process or are at the very least, making good progress way through your action plan. To check that you haven’t missed anything, take a look at our final top ten tips; 1. Consider processing personal data in…

The countdown to compliance With a requirement to comply with the new regulations in just over 8 weeks, we appreciate that there’s a lot of concern and uncertainty out there. We’ve therefore created a compliance toolkit to assist you with your compliance process. We appreciate that you know your business best and so can undertake…

GDPR- The Countdown Dealing with breaches This is the last in our three-part series about GDPR compliance. If you’ve read the last two posts in this series you’ll hopefully be well underway with doing your audit, training your staff, sorting your recording systems and reviewing your documentation. This post focuses on breaches – how to…

Welcome to the second instalment in our three-part GDPR series. This time we’re talking documentation and giving you a summary of just some of the documents you may have that need reviewing. 1. Customer contracts/client contracts – it’s vital that your contracts are compliant. These will all need to be assessed and updated. 2. Staff…

This is our first in our three-part series of updates on the GDPR to make sure you’re ready. Although preparing for the GDPR may seem like an impossible task we are here to help. We have outlined some of the thoughts you might be having with the implementation date looming: I can’t afford the changes…

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