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Right of access to personal data: new guidance

The right of access (known as subject access) is a fundamental right of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It allows individuals to find out what personal data is held about them and to obtain a copy of that data. Following on from th...


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The Data Protection Fee – does your company need to pay?

The Information Commissioner’s Office haa launched a campaign to contact all registered companies in the UK, reminding them of their legal responsibility to pay a data protection fee. The move marks the start of an extensive programme to mak...


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International Workplace launches new digital subscription service, Workplace DNA®

Thursday 28 November marks a very special day for International Workplace, as we celebrate the launch of Workplace DNA®, our new digital subscription learning service. Five years in the making, we’re showcasing this innovative product a...


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New guidance published on processing special category data under GDPR

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published new guidance for data controllers on processing special category data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Speaking about the guidance in a blog, Ian Hulme, Director ...


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Employers may be legally required to provide references

Employers could be stopped from withholding references to any employee under new proposals announced by Business Secretary, Andrea Leadsom. This would mean that employers could, for the first time, be required to provide at least a basic reference...


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Facial recognition 'a threat to privacy', says ICO

Facial recognition technology is in the news almost daily, and will be of special importance to anyone responsible for managing premises and people. This week, UK privacy group Big Brother Watch joined with politicians and campaign groups - inclu...