Entries by Dan Welberry

The Era of the Technology Enabled DPO has Begun

Confucius once said ‘Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.’ One can only imagine Confucius’ reaction to a roundtable with a DPO, CISO and CIO in 2018. ‘You connected what, why?’ ‘You understand this behaviour, how?’ ‘Robots are storing information, why, how and where?’ Staring bleary-eyed back at Confucius the tech […]

Exonar has the SARlution to Subject Access Requests

Newbury, UK, November 2018: Exonar has launched a new website to showcase its Case Management Module that can dramatically decrease the time and cost involved in processing Subject Access Requests (SARs). SARlution demonstrates an easy way to deal with SARs by using Exonar’s platform to find all the necessary personal data digitally, understand how that […]

GDPR Myths: The five most common myths

GDPR Myths: It was inevitable that once GDPR had made its grand entrance on May 25th, hearsay, speculation and scaremongering was going to dominate the headlines. Some of those stories are still circulating, however – NatWest have published an article that puts to bed 5 common myths around GDPR that all SME business owners should […]

Doctor! Doctor! I have a SAR – How Long is the Waiting List?

  A First-Hand Account of the Problematic Role of SARs Processing. It’s widely known that resources within the NHS are stretched. So what happens when an institution that is already buckling under the pressure receives a consistently large volume of SARs with tight delivery deadlines? Now that they’re free of charge for the public to […]

Making the Digital Pledge work – ITProPortal

Adrian Barrett, CEO, Exonar Local Government Minister Rishi Sunak recently launched a ‘digital pledge’ for local authorities and a £7.5 million fund to help them transform their online services. It’s an interesting move and one I hope will unlock innovation as intended. Local councils are under such pressure to save money that an investment like […]

The Impact of Privacy on the Public Sector

Data Requests Under GDPR to Push Cost to Public Sector Past £30 million Annual costs to complete requests for personal data reach £20.6m for NHS and £7.9m for local government £2.1m gap will emerge as organisations can no longer charge a fee to complete requests Some 30million requests are expected across public and private sector […]

CCPA – The Definitive, Easily Searchable Text

In the last 12 months, data privacy has moved from a niche topic to something talked about at almost every corporation’s board meeting. The EU GDPR, which came into force on May 25th, 2018, covers data held on any EU citizen and enforced new accountability for organizations processing personal data. With the legislature passing the […]