Data Rights Blog

The data rights blog is a twice-monthly journal providing original insight into privacy, data protection, and freedom of information events.

Where are all the ready-made privacy professionals?

Where are all the ready-made privacy professionals?

Posted on Nov 30, 2022

Ahead of a major new initiative (more on this soon...), we look at the evolution of the privacy profession in the context of certified data protection training. The article draws parallels between the skills and talent shortages faced then and now. In closing, we offer some recommendations organisations can implement today to address these challenges and ensure the continued healthy development of the industry.
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Instilling company trust and confidence with data breach disclosures

Instilling company trust and confidence with data breach disclosures

Posted on Oct 27, 2022

Data breach. A bit of a taboo word in our industry. But they happen, a lot. They can be damaging for authorities, businesses and companies, both financially and reputation-wise.
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How Freevacy Delivers Engaging Privacy and Data Protection Training

How Freevacy Delivers Engaging Privacy and Data Protection Training

Posted on Oct 20, 2022

We're often asked about how we make our PICCASO Privacy Award shortlisted BCS and IAPP professional certifications so engaging. It can't simply be down to the combination of established teacher training techniques and strategies, our expert subject matter knowledge and practical approach. There's obviously some clever trickery involved!
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How to Begin a Career in Privacy

How to Begin a Career in Privacy

Posted on May 11, 2022

As the opportunities to collect, process and transfer personal information grow with each new technological innovation, so do the risks. More and more of our lives are moving online. As a result, governments around the world are introducing strict privacy laws to protect the data rights of individuals and ensure that organisations processing their personal data do so with due regard.
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5 Essential Data Protection Resources

5 Essential Data Protection Resources

Posted on Apr 28, 2022

Attending a certified training course and passing the exam to gain an independent qualification is one of the most effective ways to enhance your career. In addition to gaining new skills and knowledge, your confidence will grow as your productivity increases, which in turn will impact how others perceive you, leading to greater recognition, authority, and rewards for your efforts.
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How to create a culture of privacy

How to create a culture of privacy

Posted on Mar 31, 2022

It is becoming increasingly apparent customers trust brands and organisations that respect their privacy. Evidence of this is found in several reports, such as the 2021 Consumer Privacy Survey, which revealed 86% of consumers care about data privacy and want more control.
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Role Based Privacy Training, it’s Basically Like Porridge

Role Based Privacy Training, it’s Basically Like Porridge

Posted on Feb 14, 2022

Simply put, role-based training is about delivering the right content, to the right people, at the right time. It's about ensuring staff are given the correct information to do their jobs effectively, whether it's in the context of fulfilling a specific role or carrying out the responsibilities of a particular department. In this article, we outline why role-based privacy training provides such high outcomes and how to use it effectively within your privacy management learning and development programme.
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How Much to Train Staff on GDPR?

How Much to Train Staff on GDPR?

Posted on Jan 27, 2022

Since the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in May 2018, independent supervisory bodies in the UK and EU have issued over 800 monetary penalties for breaching the regulations.
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Building Customer Trust Through Privacy By Design

Building Customer Trust Through Privacy By Design

Posted on Nov 15, 2021

A good reputation is everything in business. This statement couldn't be more relevant in today's always-on culture, where the slightest misstep can have a devastating effect on how your brand is perceived. Whether you like it or not, customers pay close attention to what you do and choose to act (or not) based on what they see or hear about your business. In purely commercial terms, breaking hard-earned trust can slow or stop customer purchases entirely.
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How Do You Conduct A GDPR Data Security Review

How Do You Conduct A GDPR Data Security Review

Posted on Oct 29, 2021

Over the last three articles, we've been writing about the different steps involved in carrying out a GDPR compliance audit and GDPR readiness assessment. Now, in the final part of the series, we turn our attention towards the physical and technical measures that enable you to process personal data securely.
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