As experts in data protection, privacy and the GDPR, we wanted to share our knowledge with you to ensure your compliance journey is as simple as possible. With a clear understanding, data protection best practice will become a natural part of your organisation’s way of working - a benefit to you and your business.
So take a look over our GDPR and data protection resources below.
Numpty Nigel gets stuck in a rut
Numpty Nigel isn’t your most dynamic individual. He likes what he knows and he knows what he likes. Which means that he doesn’t like change. Or progress. Nigel needs to move with the times. If he doesn’t, there will always be someone out there ready to take advantage. Don’t be like Nigel.
Numpty Nigel gets caught
Numpty Nigel likes to please. He likes to be helpful. He gets back to people quickly. Even people he doesn’t know. Especially if they need help. He also has an eye for a deal. If something seems too good to be true he is right in there like a rat up a drainpipe. As we know, Nigel is a numpty.
Numpty Nigel overshares
Numpty Nigel is a giver not a taker. This, of course, is probably a good thing. But unfortunately, Nigel is also an oversharer. Which is not a good thing. And we are not talking about pictures of his supposedly perfect life on Instasnap here. We are talking about potentially sensitive information that he should be keeping private.
Numpty Nigel thinks you’re interested
Numpty Nigel thinks he’s great. He thinks he’s wise. When he speaks, everyone should listen (or so he thinks). Like that bloke on the train who is talking into his mobile phone, but acts like he wants the whole carriage to hear. Annoying isn’t he? A right numpty.………… at the very least!
How to choose a lawful basis for processing personal data
If you think that to process personal data all you need is a tick box, think again. If you think that all you need is consent, take another guess. And if you think that you can get away with only one lawful basis, then perhaps you should read this article.
Numpty Nigel forgets to lock the door
For many people the bathroom is a safe place. A private space. Imagine you have a state of the art Japanese toilet. The seat is heated. Your expensive bluetooth stereo system is playing your favourite tunes through hidden speakers. The air conditioning system with built in AI knows just the temperature you like it. You sit down, get nice and comfortable and then………..
How to write a privacy notice
There are three types of privacy notice. There are those that have been copied and pasted from someone else’s site with a few names changed. There are those drafted by professionals who have little idea of the business that they are writing them for. And then there are those that are done right.
How to create a Record of Vendors & Partners
“Accountability”. It is the cornerstone of trust. You can’t trust someone if they are not accountable for their actions. We all know someone who seems to get away with murder (or more likely avoiding work, or responsibility when things go wrong). Well, privacy regulation knows about such people which is probably why one of the principles of the GDPR is ‘accountability’. Not only must you be compliant, you must be able to demonstrate your compliance. And one thing you need to be able to demonstrate is who you are sharing personal information with.
Numpty Nigel presses ‘Send’
We’ve all done it. We hit ‘Send’ and then scramble to try and get the email back, or stop it sending. That sinking feeling as we realise that the email has gone. The mistake has been made. And we have to face the consequences. What is worse is where the mistake leaves a person worried that their organisation may have to report their mistake to the regulator and they may have just lost their job. That is the most common data breach we come across at the The Privacy Compliance Hub (although we’ve never seen anyone lose their job over it).