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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 common mistakes made with DPIAs

With the GDPR, a DPIA, or ‘Data Protection Impact Assessment’ has moved from being a good practice recommendation to being a mandatory activity for some kinds of personal data processing. The purpose of a DPIA is to identify potential risks to data subjects’ rights and freedoms before the processing begins, so that appropriate measures can …

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DP and HR – Getting data protection right for employees

“Staff are our greatest asset” “We couldn’t do it without our volunteers” One way of demonstrating the value that you place on your workforce – volunteers as well as staff – is by keeping the personal information that they share with you safe, secure and confidential.   If you’re not fully convinced by that argument, this …

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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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