Data Rights Blog

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

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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How Do You Conduct A GDPR Policy and Privacy Information Review

How Do You Conduct A GDPR Policy and Privacy Information Review

Posted on Oct 12, 2021

It may come as a surprise, but achieving compliance with the UK general data protection regulation (GDPR) isn't helped by implementing boilerplate policy documentation. Instead, it requires appropriate procedures and notifications that reflect how your organisation approaches specific compliance issues.
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Establishing A Lawful Reason For Processing Personal Data

Establishing A Lawful Reason For Processing Personal Data

Posted on Sep 23, 2021

Over several articles, we've been writing about different tips for implementing GDPR. In the series, we're focussing on how to conduct a GDPR audit. This is an activity all organisations should be familiar with, not just at the outset but in an ongoing capacity in the drive for optimum data compliance. In our last article we looked at data mapping and discovering what personal data your organisation holds, why it's retained, along with where and how it's being stored.
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What Is A GDPR Audit? Step One Data Mapping

What Is A GDPR Audit? Step One Data Mapping

Posted on Sep 09, 2021

In a recent article, we discussed how to create an organisational structure for a GDPR compliance programme which includes establishing reporting lines, appointing a Data Protection Officer (if required), and setting a data protection and privacy compliance budget. The next task is to examine how existing data processing operations match up against UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 compliance requirements.
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