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Take it easy!

There’s a lot of confusion on how companies and organizations should implement the GDPR. This book, written in colloquial English, dispels the myth it’s all too difficult!

There’s a golden opportunity to do more – not less – with personal data by building deeper digital trust. The book explains how best to go about putting in place organisational and technical measures that add real value and enhance reputation and build deeper digital trust with customers, clients, supporters and employees.

The book is about joining the dots on business continuity, risk and technology.

In the foreword to the GDPR Handbook, Liz Denham, Information Commissioner UK writes:

“I often say that GDPR is a game-changer – that it moves data protection from the back room to the boardroom...

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GDPR Handbook is out today!

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Interviewed for the 6 O’Clock News TRTWorld on GDPR – 25 May 2018

This is an interview on the practical issues facing companies and organisations in complying with the GDPR.

 

To watch again, click here

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Interviewed today on BBC Radio 5 Live – Wake up to Money on the TSB debacle

TSB recently sent out apology letters for the disruption caused to millions of its customers for a significant IT failure leading to personal data breaches. That would’ve been OK – had it not been sent to the wrong people…so customers received OTHER customers’ apology letter. Is this a regulation or reputation issue? Listen again here 

 

 

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Appearance on BBC Radio 5 Live Wake up to Money – 23 May 2018

Interviewed on the ‘zombie GDPR emails’ news story running on the BBC after I had posted the blog on LinkedIn. You can listen to my interview again here

 

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Attack of the zombies with “GDPR emails” breaks data protection laws!

This is an all-out attack by the zombies and it’s continuing post-25 May! They follow other zombies by sending us mindless emails saying this kind of crap:

“We’re committed to managing and safeguarding the information you give us when looking for a job. CLICK HERE TO STAY SIGNED UP.”

Or how about this:

“LET’S STAY IN TOUCH. Did you know? New privacy laws come in to effect on 25 May. This landmark new law is designed to improve your privacy rights. This is great news for online shoppers, so if you enjoy getting our promotional emails, just click below…”

Or this:

“We don’t want to lose you, so please take action NOW”

STOP! THINK! LEARN!

These emails are pointless!

In the UK, it’s been the law since 2003 that you can only send a marketing email to an individual recipient w...

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BSI film on Hitachi Consulting Corp becoming the first global company to achieve BS10012:2017

 

 

Watch the film here

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Order your copy of the GDPR Handbook today!

The GDPR Handbook is published on 3 June 2018. Price £49.99

It’s available from Kogan Page by clicking here

Below is a photograph taken with Helen Kogan, CEO, Kogan Page and the first edition of the new book!

 

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Power-list of influences in the data privacy landscape

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Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data breach offers an objective lesson in why companies should be wary of encouraging users to share contact information

Does your company have consumer data it isn’t legally authorized to possess?

Don’t be too quick to answer. Many ethical, lawfully managed businesses do have such data — and it comes from a surprising source: their customers, who inadvertently share the personal data of their family, friends, and colleagues.

The lack of awareness regarding peer-dependent privacy is one way that London-based Cambridge Analytica Ltd. was able to collect the personal information of more than 71 million Facebook users, even though only 270,000 of them agreed to take the now-bankrupt company’s app-based personality quiz. Cambridge Analytica reportedly knew what it was doing, but any company that accesses customer data, such as contacts, call logs, and files, can unknowingly breach peer privacy.

Blame a...

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