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How long is a piece of ROPA? Quite long it seems

How long is a piece of ROPA? Quite long it seems

In my recent blog post titled “How long is a piece of ROPA?” I went through how ROPA can work for you and stated that the ICO had not issued any vision or templates as yet. I now stand corrected as it would appear templates do exist, the ICO just didn’t tell anyone which they have now done so. You can find the template the ICO issues under the ‘documentation’ section of the GDPR guidebook …

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Why I’ve given up my CIPP/E

Why I’ve given up my CIPP/E

A couple of years ago it was a good idea to go for certification in European Privacy with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). This was for a number of reasons, both for the clients I worked with at the time and personal for me as a data protection professional (I had been after it for some time). Having now been through the process, exposed to the training messages and the organisation itself when …

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Is GDPR fatigue a thing?

Is GDPR fatigue a thing?

If I may, I want to get a little personal with you all if that is OK? Although, this is written and published now so if it isn’t OK then your only recourse is to leave now at this point (is this a valid consent I wonder?). If you are fine with it, and have read up to this point I thank you. You may have noticed that I haven’t written about anything for a …

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Post-truth Privacy

Post-truth Privacy

In 2016 we have seen the ‘birth’ of several new things. GDPR, The Snoopers Charter, an EU without the UK, United States of America with the most controversial leader for a generation and something called ‘post-truth’. The Oxford English Dictionary defines post-truth as an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’. It appears this won the …

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