GDPR

Event organisers, production companies and venues booking event crews are receiving significant assistance in GDPR-required data processing, thanks to our client-crew app. Since GDPR Day – 25 May – we’ve seen an increase in new user sign-ups of over 20 per day. The app was launched in 2017, with the initial aim of enhancing efficiency and improving communication between client ...

If you have been reading my earlier posts on the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) you may already suspect that the title of this update is a bit ambitious for a single blog post. So straight away let me back out and go with: Are you a Data Subject, a Data Protection Officer, a Data Controller or a Data Processor? The answer is that you probably are all three in ...

It has been a busy few months since we started talking and preparing for GDPR – which is why our blog posts on this subject have dried up a bit of late. So, what have we done to prepare and what changes have we made to our day-to-day procedures? All Gallowglass, laptops, desktops, servers and mobiles are now running with encrypted storage. Our crew and client apps all stor ...

In the previous post I mentioned password protecting/encrypting a document or spreadsheet containing personal information. It sounds complicated, but it really isn’t. If you use Microsoft Word or Excel, the steps are very similar. In this example, we have a Word document with a list of people ...

The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are coming in from May 2018 and I’ve spent the last few months coming to grips with its implications for Gallowglass. If you saw my two earlier blogs on the subject, you’ll know that we started by attending forums and calling in a couple of GDPR experts, so we’d be sure we fully understood our future obligations. And then we ra ...

OK, it’s time to take a deep breath and get this underway! The key takeaway from the research we’ve done so far is that we need to answer the question “Have I done everything that it is reasonable to expect to protect someone’s personal data?” That’s a lot different to “What have I got time to do?” or “What do I want to do?” We also need to be able to comply with the require ...

When I first heard about GDPR, my first reaction was “Here we go again, another set of rules that actually don’t impact us but we’ll have to spend time investigating.” I couldn’t have been more wrong! The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are coming in from May 2018. They are a set of EU rules that replace the current Data Protection Act regulations that are manag ...

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