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Last week's speech at the state opening of Parliament revealed some details on the future of data protection. What can we expect from the Data Reform Bill?
#dataprotection #datareformbill #gdpr

🚨 Listen up, teachers.  Your school now has access to free cyber defence tools from the NCSC!

All UK schools can register for:
📨 Mail Check
💻 Web Check

… to help you spot and fix security issues promptly.  Let’s find out why you should sign up.


We're thrilled to welcome Carey Bloomer to the team as our new Information Governance Specialist. Carey has been a pioneer in the care sector and is passionate about data protection in the industry. Welcome Carey!

The @ICOnews introduced the Children's Code in September, applying to any UK/non-UK based company who process the personal data of any children in the UK. Does it apply to you?
#dataprotection #childrenscode #onlinesafety #ico

The illegal marketplace #RaidForums has been shut down 💻

Its administrator & two accomplices arrested 🚔

Once again, international #lawenforcement cooperation leads to a major success 🤝 and we are just getting started.


NEW: We fined Bizfella Ltd £30,000 for sending over 220,000 text messages to people without having valid consent. This is against the law.

Read the background to the case here:

Did you know perimeter fencing falls under a data protection related audit? It's been a busy week of on site physical security reviews for us - made very smooth by our fab supportive clients, thank you! Great to see you all again!
#dataprotection #gdpr #physicalsecurity #audit

The end of another busy week and some great feedback from yesterday's open course, thank you! Our courses are now open to book through to February 2023.
#feedbackfriday #dataprotection #gdpr #training #siro

It was great to be back out onsite yesterday running a physical #security and #GDPR audit for an #education sector client. Great to see so much emphasis on #dataprotection and security in the community! #audit

We know not everyone is as excited by #dataprotection as we are! So, we make it understandable, engaging, thought-provoking and most importantly, interesting. Thanks to one of our favourite clients for this feedback after yesterday's consultancy session!
#feedbackfriday #gdpr

We had a great interactive session with a new public sector client yesterday, discussing all the complexities and challenges of the role of the #CaldicottGuardian. Brilliant engagement with the case studies too - thank you!
#dataprotection #training

It's been a busy week! Yesterday's online IAO training session, run as bespoke for one of our clients, was a highlight - lots of engagement and thoughtful questions to bring the subject to life. Thanks to all who participated!
#dataprotection #IAOs #TrainingandDevelopment

We may already be 6 weeks into 2022 but here's a look back at the five biggest data protection fines you might have missed in 2021.
Did any surprise you?
#dataprotection #databreach

Meeting clients online or onsite for training is always enjoyable, especially when there's plenty of questions! We aim to make sessions easy, understandable and a little less daunting. Thank you for the kind feedback.
#feedbackfriday #dataprotection

Yesterday the Court of Appeal dismissed http://Leave.EU’s appeal over a £45k penalty and compulsory audit served in February 2019. This dismissal was due to the organisation failing to attend the hearing. We were also awarded our legal costs.

Run an online retail shop that is likely to be accessed by children?
We've developed a sample DPIA to help you comply with the Children's code.

Try it out here:

A busy week training, time to rest our voices!  It's great to be able to provide bespoke sessions and make the content specific to an organisation's work.  #Feedbackfriday is a kind comment from one of this week's attendees, thank you!

NEW: We’ve issued an enforcement notice to the Ministry of Justice, ordering them to reply to 7,753 outstanding subject access requests (SARs) by 31 December 2022.

View our notice:

Watch our director Suzanne Gordon talk about domestic CCTV and video doorbells on @BBCMorningLive. Our advice is keep it simple: limit what you film to your house boundaries, turn off audio and delete when it's not needed anymore. Watch from 10 mins in 👇

How compliant are you with data protection law?

Make sure you’re using people’s personal data correctly.

These self-assessment checklists have been created with SME'S and sole traders in mind:

Find them here:

NEW: Following a consensual audit, NHS Test and Trace and ICO have agreed to data protection improvements to strengthen the protection of people’s personal data.

Read more:

Busy week delivering training! Today's #feedbackfriday comes from a kind comment following a bespoke session to an #education sector client. Did you know we can tailor our sessions to suit your organisation?
#dataprotection #GDPR #training

Do you need an Appropriate Policy Document?
The DPA 2018 & GDPR require organisations to have an APD in place when processing special category and criminal offence data under certain conditions.
#dataprotection #informationgovernance #GDPR

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Do You Need An Appropriate Policy Document? - BLS Stay Compliant

The ICO recently conducted an audit to assess the processing of personal data held by a local authority, and to understand how the organisation is...