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Making records management a reality – practical steps to take

March saw the latest meeting of the Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) Third Sector Group. The session started with Bev Adams-Reynolds, Data Protection Officer at Crisis, providing practical, current advice on what she is learning as she works to bring records management principles and practice into Crisis. First, Bev took the group through her …

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5 Tips for Incident Management

This article is not a guide about how to handle a notifiable breach. By now, you’re all familiar with the ICO Guidance on that. This piece is about the day to day handling of incidents based on over a decade of first-hand experience about what works, and what doesn’t. Keep it simple. If the breach/incident …

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We all know about PECR, right?

At the Protecture seminar on e-Privacy at the end of November, Rowenna Fielding reminded us that PECR is about more than just consent for electronic direct marketing. I don’t think that Rowenna meant to alarm anyone, just a gentle poke in the ribs to get your online house in order before the new ePrivacy Regulation …

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Launch of the IRMS Third Sector Retention and Disposal Toolkit

The Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) and Protecture were delighted to formally launch the IRMS Third Sector Retention and Disposal Toolkit and Schedule at an event in Central London last week. Attendees from a number of charities, not-for-profits and companies heard Scott Sammons, Chair of the IRMS, argued passionately for the benefits of record …

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Equifax – 12 lessons to learn

As the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA98) comes to an end, we have a first! The first maximum fine under the old law was issued in September to Equifax Ltd. If you’ve heard any of the Data Protection Leads here at Protecture speak about basic security issues facing organisations, you will have heard us talk …

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Accurate information: the key steps

Information is a key asset for all organisations. A great deal of focus is given to ensuring the security of personal information. And privacy statements are used to deliver transparency. Ensuring that personal information is accurate, and kept up to date, is often overlooked. Principle four simply states:“Personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary, …

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