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GDPR – setting the record straight on data breach reporting

Information Commissioner series of blogs continues to sort the fact from the fiction by busting some of the myths around the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). New requirements to report serious breaches of personal data are high up on the list of issues we need to address. Misleading press stories have claimed that all [...]

September 5th, 2017|ICO|0 Comments

Consent is not the ‘silver bullet’ for GDPR compliance

Last week Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner, launched a series of blogs to bust some of the myths that have developed around the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Before the new law comes into effect on 25 May 2018, I feel bound to sort the fact from the fiction. Because there is a lot of misinformation [...]

August 16th, 2017|ICO|0 Comments

Big data and the insurance sector

The insurance sector is among those facing both the challenges and opportunities presented by the large volumes of data which are now available from sources such as social media. How to benefit from this data explosion whilst respecting the rights of customers, maintaining people’s trust and complying with the law were the themes of an [...]

March 2nd, 2017|ICO|0 Comments

Who are TPS and CTPS and how do they affect telemarketing campaigns?

When it comes to your telemarketing campaigns, TPS and CTPS are two terms that you need to be familiar with. The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) and Corporate Telephone Preference Service (CTPS) are opt-out registers for both consumers and businesses that do not want to be targeted over the phone by marketers. The TPS is a central register [...]

January 11th, 2017|ICO|0 Comments

Top tips to think about now for a merry information rights Christmas

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Ev’rywhere you go, Take a look at floors one to ten, lots of empty seats there again Let’s hope there isn’t cause to call the ICO.” With many offices shutting down for the festive season and plenty of extended leave, it can mean organisations are running on a [...]

December 1st, 2016|ICO|0 Comments

Clamping down on nuisance calls

Government clamps down on nuisance call crooks. Company bosses and firms could face fines of up to £1 million under tough new Government plans aimed at tackling nuisance calls From Spring 2017, firm directors can each be fined up to £500,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), if they are found to be in breach [...]

October 27th, 2016|ICO|0 Comments