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If, like me, you’ve been completing and assessing Data Protection Impact Assessments for a number of years (long before GDPR came along), you’ll notice that apart from them being called DPIAs and being ‘mandatory’ (in certain circumstances), the same old issues around getting people to fill them in correctly remain the same.
As more and more ‘public facing’ businesses and services start to open to the public again one of the conditions of opening up is that
While the ICO has said they are being flexible with organisations if things go wrong during the pandemic, they have also made it clear that any misuse or abdication of your responsibilities will result in action by them (whatever that means given their track record).
We are pleased to be partnering again with the Essex Chamber of Commerce to offer a range of data related training and awareness webinars to support businesses in Essex.
In short, be aware. With all this ‘negative’ noise around about Data Protection at the moment I can see the challenge to keep it high up on the agenda with organisations being more difficult for a while….That doesn’t mean, however, that we should stop our promotion and advocacy of excellent information handling!