If you’re a company director or small business owner, you may have been surprised recently by a letter from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), requiring you to pay an annual ‘data protection registration fee’.
You may have wondered if the fee request was genuine. Could it be a scam? Do you have to pay? Does the data protection registration fee signal another needless layer of bureaucracy? And what are the consequences if you ignore the letter?
It’s nearly time to say goodbye to August ... one of my favourite months, where the sun is shining, and the temperatures are close to the highest thresholds reached in the UK, though you wouldn’t necessarily realise that from the last few weeks.
Pen in hand and mind full of ideas, after an interesting meeting with Kellie on a topic very close to many of you, I am ready for this new page of my Diary ... dear Chief Executive, this session is for you.
Are you new to the GDPR or unsure how it affects you and your business? Here's a brief overview of the main things you need to know.
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation
Welcome to the summer season of My Data Protection Diary. I can only be grateful to enjoy this sunshine and to tell you about one of the hottest conversations I have had with Kellie recently regarding the world of data protection.
And if the temperature is high, there is the topic I am about to tell you about... which is even more hot!
Welcome to the new page of my Data Protection Diary, it will be an interesting session enriched by my enthusiasm to be able to return to an almost normal life.
Hearing about the reopening of bars and restaurants, planning summer holidays and going back to work in the office... excites me! After more than a year, our life will almost return to the way it was before.
And this is precisely the subject of this entry to my diary.
How Covid-19 has changed our habits, what our approach to work will be like in the coming months and how this will affect organisations with regards to their data protection systems.
Welcome back to the new instalment of My Data Protection Diary. I am excited to write this page enjoying the fabulous sunshine over UK at the moment. Soak up the sunshine and start to write new data protection nuggets, this is my mantra for this fascinating topic.
The Databasix team have just concluded an interesting networking session organised by Mike Foster and Ben Thompson, where Kellie Peters was a guest speaker. During this session, our Data Rockstar presented different tips to avoid online scams. Seeing the interest from a lot of the networking members, it took me a second to decide on my topic for my fourth data protection diary of 2021. Now I’m sharing more details about 'how to avoid online scams'.
It is nice to be here writing this new page of 'My Data Protection Diary'. Today I'm really happy to share my session with you, reaching a new milestone for me and celebrating my first year in Databasix with you... wow wow it's already been one year!
The idea for the diary was born during a discussion in a weekly marketing meeting between me, Regina and Neil. My first reaction was: oh my God! Maybe it is too early for me to blog about data protection and instead ... my team's push led me to write several blog pages and have fascinating conversations with Kellie, which expanded my knowledge about the world of data.
Welcome to the second instalment of my Diary of 2021.
These days, the pages of social networks are coloured with red and hearts, to celebrate Valentine's Day.
Being a social media expert, I pause to look at what companies and individuals are sharing on their pages for this day (offers of products and services, love messages, flowers, typical sweets, bottles of wine, etc...). All these posts, to celebrate February 14th, gave me the right inspiration to write my new entry for this month.
Happy New Year everyone... and welcome back to my first instalment of 2021!
I’ve been looking forward to bringing you some news from the world of data protection!
I decided to dedicate the first page of my diary with some personal reflections on my experiences in the last two months.
What a thrill to be here again for the sixth 'My Data Protection Diary', the last for this 2020... now there are very few days left until the end of this year and I am so grateful to have shared with you this series about my profession and my business sector!
In fact, I’m going to take this opportunity to express some of my thoughts on these blank pages, which I am ready to fill with new and interesting topics on data protection.
I selected one of the most engaging and insightful lessons with Kellie, ending the year with sparkling reflections and bombshell information! Clarifying a hot topic in our society: cookies (and I am not talking about biscuits ;))
I am really excited to write a new page of my Data Protection Diary… we are on our fifth instalment, this is amazing! I never imagined at the beginning of my Databasix experience that I could turn my lessons with Kellie into a true data protection blog.
Every skill you improve turns into an opportunity for your and is a chance to share what you have learned with others. This is exactly what drives me every month to tell you about one of our fantastic online chats.
A data breach occurs when secure or private information is released without authorisation. Such a breach of confidentiality that presents a risk to an individual’s rights and freedoms has to be notified to the authorities within 72 hours of awareness of the breach.
In this day and age, such security breaches are a constant threat for organisations, and the effects can be catastrophic, with reports of around 60% of small firms going out of business within 6 months of a data breach.