Free Southern Entrepreneurs Event – Regulation for Small Business

06 Dec 2016 10:00 – 13:00

Enterprise Centre – PORTSMOUTH

This workshop will give an awareness of the areas of regulation that may apply to a business and how to go about developing compliance controls as a response to the ever increasing number of regulations and need for operational transparency.

Read more and book your place on the Southern Entrepreneurs website…

Does a data processor have to inform the data owner of a security breach?

Although there is no legal obligation on data controllers to report breaches of security which result in loss, release or corruption of personal data, the Information Commissioner expects serious breaches (which are not defined) to be reported.

There should be a written agreement in place (a requirement of the Data Protection Act) and ideally this should give guidance. However the Data Controller is unlikely to be able to comply with their obligations if they are not told about the situation.

My web designer makes sure that my website complies with the law, don't they?

It’s really important to remember that the responsibility is with the executives of the business e.g. the owner, partners or directors of a limited company.

It you are investigated by a regulator it really isn’t much of a defence to say “My web designer said it was OK” as the British Pregnancy Advice Service found out to its cost. Read more…

If other people produce or manage your website the buck ultimately stops with you.

Our Website MOT will disclose compliance vulnerabilities.

Our Data Protection MOT will help strengthen your approach to data management.

Information Commissioner fine Hampshire County Council £100,000

Thank you to Mandy Tourle at Paperwise Solutions for letting us know about this recent fine from the Information Commissioner relating to the sale of an office in Havant.

Essentially personal data was not disposed of correctly meaning that people had access to it who should not have.

It’s a timely reminder when moving offices etc make sure that all confidential documents are destroyed or moved.

Read the full details of the Monetary Penalty Notice.

If you are concerned about the adequacy of your Data Protection procedures then our Data Protection MOT may be just what you are looking for. Find out more…