Wednesday, 6 June 2018

How-to: Gaining consent under GDPR (Part IV)


GDPR came into effect on May 25th, and after all the research, interpretations and recommendations, what did we actually implement on our consent forms?

The forms currently in use by our main client currently look like this:

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

GDPR and naming Data Controllers


Image: four dogs via Creative Commons So we all think that we've done all we need to do to comply with GDPR, gaining consents, allowing withdrawal of consents and breaking down consents to a granular level.

However, it looks like the regulations demand something a little more complex than that.

Monday, 28 May 2018

How-to: Gaining consent under GDPR (Part III)



Best practices for consent forms

Sifting through the mass of materials and example best practices to help you bring your consent forms into compliance with these new regulations, this is what we've come up with in working for clients.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

How-to: Gaining consent under GDPR (Part II)


Five principles of consent in the GDPR

May 25th saw the implementation of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation and I don't doubt for a minute that there are many organisations still not compliant. If you still don't get it, then first of all fix your privacy policy and post a privacy notice on your website. Second, gain consent to collect any personal information you need to keep operating.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

How-to: Gaining consent under GDPR (Part I)


Image: GDPR Consents With the imminent introduction of GDPR on May 25th, you may have noticed you're getting a flurry of 'opt-in' emails from your various membership sites, news groups, mailing lists and social media.

Ad per the new rules, they are all trying to gain renewed consents to contact you. The the key question is: what counts as consent under GDPR?

Monday, 14 May 2018

Review: Lenovo V110-AST


Bought on a budget, the new slimline workhorse laptop has a respectable AMD A9 processor, 8GB of memory and 1TB of storage. So far so good.

Otherwise this Lenovo is a letdown; truly terrible battery life from a non-removable battery; a dead keyboard with an irritatingly inconsistent layout, placement and use of keys; a 15.6in display out of the 1950's; and the worst sound ever since sound was installed on a laptop.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

How-to: Consent and the limits of legitimate interest


The incoming General Data Protection Regulation significantly raises the bar on personal data processing for all organisations contacting EU citizens. Not least in the list of considerations is the extent of legitimate interest - contacting existing customers - and the requirement for explicit, opt-in consent.

GDPR compliance does not mandate discarding all of your existing data and gaining fresh consents from users, but it is absolutely necessary to review your current consent management process.