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Looking for a Certified Data Protection Officer (DPO)? Look no further…

Looking for a Certified Data Protection Officer (DPO)? Look no further… {Spoiler: There aren’t any}   What’s the advice from the regulator? The ICO today tweeted a link to their ‘guidance on certification’ which you can find HERE. It’s unclear how new this publication is as the ICO do not date their website publications however, … Continue reading Looking for a Certified Data Protection Officer (DPO)? Look no further…

Credit reference agency Equifax fined £500,000 by the ICO for security breach

Credit reference agency Equifax fined £500,000 by the ICO for security breach. The maximum allowed under the previous legislation (DPA1998/pre-GDPR). Background. Equifax Inc. is a global company with information on over 800 million data subjects around the world across more than 88 million businesses. Most people assume that Equifax is a recent company that found … Continue reading Credit reference agency Equifax fined £500,000 by the ICO for security breach

Subject Access Requests (SAR) factsheet

What is a subject access request? Put simply, it is a request from an individual to obtain a copy of all the information an organisation holds about them as well as information about how and why they are using your data. This allows you to ensure the data is accurate, relevant and being processed lawfully. … Continue reading Subject Access Requests (SAR) factsheet

Submitting a SAR or IR request

How to submit a SAR (Subject Access Request) or IR (Individual Rights request). You can find our SAR/IR form HERE. Whilst the advent of GDPR/DPA2018 has strengthened some of our rights and generally made people more informed of these rights understanding how to enact them can still be rather confusing. First, the basics, what are … Continue reading Submitting a SAR or IR request

How to use electronic signatures

Getting sick of organisations asking for you to print, sign and return paperwork? I am - it's 2018 not 1988! So here's 3 easy steps to creating a good, professional looking signature without having to print or scan anything... 1. You need download the Adobe software here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/ (quite a small file so quick to … Continue reading How to use electronic signatures

New privacy SME role at MapSterling

Job Description In short, we are looking for an experienced and high-calibre privacy subject matter expert (SME) with a strong background as a practicing privacy practitioner to assume a key role in an extensive programme of work underway with a very special client in the heart of the City. Knowledge of the GDPR and other relevant legislation is a core requirement whilst financial services knowledge is desirable … Continue reading New privacy SME role at MapSterling