Data Protection Day 2021

By Myles Dacres

Data Protection Day 2021 is just around the corner and we have decided to go HUGE this year by hosting a 6 hour-long webinar!!

We put a lot of thought into what we wanted to do for Data Protection Day this year. In our personal lives, and as a company, we have all been making an extra effort to support small businesses since the first lockdown. During 2020 a lot of businesses, in particular, SME’s, have had to fight to stay afloat. We know for a lot of people, Data Protection has probably ranked quite low on a list of priorities especially when it comes to spending money.

That being said we would like to offer our services on the 28th of January to any business that would benefit from free support and expert advice.

If you yourself have any questions you would like answering or any discussions you are keen on having with one of our team please let me know what your question is and what time you’ll be free!

If you know someone who has a small business please forward this invite on. We will have experts available all day to provide help and support.

As you can see below we also have allocated spots for several other topics. We will be operating on the same link throughout the day so you are able to pick and choose when to join.

Data Protection Day (28/01/2021) 6 hours: 10am till 4pm

10:00-10:30       Intro, agenda and history of Data Protection Day
10:30-11:00       Surgery 1 – send in your questions and queries and receive free live support
11:00-12:00       Simplifying SARs Part 2
12:00-12:45       Review of current guidance: ICO guidance, EDPB guidance, other useful guidance
12:45-13:15       Surgery 2 – send in your questions and queries and receive free live support
13-15-14:00       Discussion: DPA18, PECR and the UK GDPR: how they work together
14:00-14:45       Data protection compliance for small businesses (e.g. What is the GDPR and how does it affect SMEs?  How does the RoPA exemption work?  Developing a light weight IGF.  Delivering training.  Responsibility, culture and finding the time to work on compliance.  Audit and compliance checking).
14:45-15:15       Surgery 3 – send in your questions and queries and receive free live support
15:15-15:45       Accountability and record keeping: spreadsheets v governance platforms
15:45-16:00       Recap and close

If you are not able to join on the day please help us by liking, commenting and sharing this link on LinkedIn.

Help us give back and have the biggest Data Protection Day yet!!!

If you are wanting to join on the 28th please pop the link below in your diary and click to join on the day 😊

Click here to join the meeting

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    We have been receiving complaints over the last few weeks from people who have received unsolicited direct marketing calls from a company called The Protection People.  We should like to point out that we are Data Protection People and have nothing to do with those calls.

    We have been advising those people who have contacted us that they should make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) using this link https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/nuisance-calls-and-messages/spam-texts-and-nuisance-calls/.  It would be helpful to the ICO if you knew the number that called you, the date and time of the call and what the call seemed to be about.

    You might also want to register your phone number with the telephone preference service (TPS), a national suppression service which should cut down calls of this nature as it is not lawful to make unsolicited direct marketing calls to numbers registered on the TPS.  You can register your number here https://www.tpsonline.org.uk/register.

    We know that these kind of calls can be distressing and intrusive and you have our sympathy.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss it with us otherwise we’d encourage you to report it to the ICO as notifying them of this kind of practice enables them to investigate and take enforcement action where necessary.  You can see the action that has been taken by the ICO here https://ico.org.uk/action-weve-taken/enforcement/.

    Data Protection People Limited – March 2021