The Children’s Code – are you ready?

The Children’s Code – are you ready?

A long time ago in a galaxy far away …….. (22 January 2020) the Information Commissioner’s Office [‘ICO’] introduced the Children’s Code. If you are a provider of ‘Information Society Services’ likely to be accessed by children -defined as under 18 and you are not...

Data Breaches

Data Breaches

If you process employee or customer or indeed anyone’s personal data then you must take steps (known as organisational and technical measures) to keep it safe i.e. confidential, free from loss/ damage and available for use when needed. However, despite your efforts...

Do I need a Data Protection Officer?

Do I need a Data Protection Officer?

Data protection within a business is often seen as somebody's secondary role, usually the HR department, and a role that hasn't been taken seriously. Indeed, historically, many companies have seen it more as a hindrance to a company's day-to-day running, and...

Surveillance of employees

Surveillance of employees

What are the rules around employee surveillance? This blog is limited to overt (that is employees know it is happening) surveillance. If an employer collects or generates any personal data (‘information’) about an employee then they have to do so in accordance with...

Data Sharing and the ICO Code of Practice

Data Sharing and the ICO Code of Practice

Whenever an organisation (this could be a business, charity, school etc.)  shares personal data externally it is deemed to be ‘processing’ it.  This means (let’s stick to ordinary personal data for the purpose of this blog] that there has to be a legal ground to do...

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