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What the Draft Brexit Agreement might mean for data protection

In case you missed it, the Cabinet in Westminster has “agreed” Theresa May’s draft Brexit Agreementfor moving the UK out the EU next year. Whilst the media continue to dissect the agreement and whether the Cabinet really does “back” the proposals, and discussions continue about the impact it has on the Northern Ireland border, the economy, what it will mean to business, etc… it’s also worth pointing out the the agreement also includes some bits […]

How the GDPR will change the way you do business from 2018

Sherborne Chamber of Trade, in association with Hunts Accountants, welcome guest speaker Mark Gracey from Flavourfy Digital. The event will take place at The Eastbury Hotel, starting with a welcome reception of wine and canapés, followed by a talk from our guest speaker Mark and closing with an open Q & A session. Our guest speaker Mark Gracey will talk us through how, on 25th May 2018, data protection in the UK is changing. The […]

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Why lack of certainty is probably not helping GDPR compliance

If it wasn’t hard enough to convince businesses in the UK that they really should be thinking about how their organisation will be impacted by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) next year, we’ve got to also think about the ePrivacy Regulations (which the EU wants to come into force at the same time as the GDPR) and most recently an announcement by the UK Government that we’ll be getting a new Data Protection Act […]

GDPR Five Steps Compliance

Five Steps to GDPR Compliance Seminar

A free seminar to prepare your business for the new EU General Data Protection Regulation that’s coming in May 2018. The seminar will cover: Data Protection basics The main changes the GDPR will introduce A five step plan to GDPR compliance Q&A BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment – limited to 20 attendees Book your place here (via Eventbrite).

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What does the Great Repeal Bill mean for data protection?

On 2nd February the UK Government published it’s white paper setting out the 12 principles which will guide the UK’s exit from the EU (Brexit). The plan includes “providing certainty and clarity” and “taking control of our own laws”. The principle for taking control of our own laws is an interesting one. It generally refers to a proposed Great Repeal Bill (introduced to Parliament back in October) which will remove the European Communities Act 1972 from UK law and […]

The GDPR is Coming

The GDPR is coming

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become law in the UK next year. If you’re not sure what the GDPR is or how it will affect your business, then now’s the time to start paying attention. It’s a new piece of EU legislation which will become law in 2018 across Europe. Even with us leaving the European Union the law will still apply to the UK, and because it’s a Regulation rather than a Directive it […]

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Report back from some Cyber Security seminars

I’ve recently attended a couple of local (Poole and Bournemouth) cyber-security seminars: one at auditors, Princecroft Willis, in Poole, and the other, last week at Bournemouth University’s Cyber Security Unit organised by Dorset Chamber of Commerce. It’s been a while since I’ve been party to any cyber-security/cyber-crime discussions, having in the past worked on government task forces, industry groups, and even (as chair of ISPA) jointly led a work stream of the Cyber Crime Reduction […]