Episode 1 – What is personal data

In this episode, we are joined by James Fowler from Uptech Ltd, a cyber security expert, and we are discussing what constitute personal data. 

Some interesting developments have taken place in the Data Protection world recently that you should be aware of  

  • Communication from banks about rates are are no longer considered direct marketing
  • The Online Safety Bill is finally here and will become law soon
  • The UK-US Data Bridge for data transfer to the USA

If you would like to know more about GDPR and how it applies to your business we can be reached at info@cvgsolutions.co.uk alternatively on social media just search for CVG Solutions we are on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram or through our website www.cvgsolutions.co.uk

Episode 1.a – Can your dog be personal data?

In our previous episode we explored what constitute personal data such as name, address, phone number, email etc…which are the usual suspects. However, the GDPR defines personal data as ‘any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person’ (natural person = living individual) therefore some information that at first they might not scream personal data in the right circumstances can absolutely be. This episode illustrates how that can be by relating a real event. 

If you would like to know more about GDPR and how it applies to your business we can be reached at info@cvgsolutions.co.uk alternatively on social media just search for CVG Solutions we are on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram or through our website www.cvgsolutions.co.uk

Episode 2 – What are the different categories of personal data?

Why is it important to understand the different categories of personal data and why the GDPR only applies to the data of living individuals.  We also be talking about the various technical security measures that a business should implement to protect the data. This and more it’s what James and I are discussing in this episode.

If you would like to know more about GDPR and how it applies to your business we can be reached at info@cvgsolutions.co.uk alternatively on social media just search for CVG Solutions we are on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram or through our website www.cvgsolutions.co.uk

Episode 3 – Alternative security measures

In the last episode James walked us through all the different technical security measures that an organisation can apply.  In this episode I’m going to share with you alternative security measures that you should implement within your organisation.

such as:

  • Physical security 
  • Clear Desk policy
  • Screen Lock policy
  • how to properly secure data on paper
  • Pseudonymisation
  • Anonymisation 

Data Protection goes beyond IT and cyber security, it is everyone’s responsibility within the organisation

If you would like to know more about GDPR and how it applies to your business we can be reached at info@cvgsolutions.co.uk alternatively on social media just search for CVG Solutions we are on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram or through our website www.cvgsolutions.co.uk

Episode 4 – Certification Myths

When a business registers with the ICO and pays the fee does the certificate that the ICO issues a confirmation of compliance? 

James and I are discussing this and more in this episode 

If you would like to know more about GDPR and how it applies to your business we can be reached at info@cvgsolutions.co.uk alternatively on social media just search for CVG Solutions we are on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram or through our website www.cvgsolutions.co.uk

‘In the News’ – October 2023

Some interesting developments have taken place in the Data Protection world recently that you should be aware of  

  • Communication from banks about rates are are no longer considered direct marketing
  • The Online Safety Bill is finally here and will become law soon
  • The UK-US Data Bridge for data transfer to the USA

If you would like to know more about GDPR and how it applies to your business we can be reached at info@cvgsolutions.co.uk alternatively on social media just search for CVG Solutions we are on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram or through our website www.cvgsolutions.co.uk

Episode 6 – Why is training important

I aften get asked ‘why is training important?’ – my response is ‘you don’t know what you don’t’. There is no such thing as GDPR-compliant data or software.  It’s the purpose and how it’s been used that makes it compliant.

Knowledge is power, it creates awareness it helps and support people to do the thing right, to eliminate errors which often leads to data breaches. 

Awareness and understanding of the  regulation is the first step to achieve compliance

If you would like to know more about GDPR and how it applies to your business we can be reached at info@cvgsolutions.co.uk alternatively on social media just search for CVG Solutions we are on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram or through our website www.cvgsolutions.co.uk

Episode 7 – are Cyber Security and GDPR hard?

In this episode James, from Uptech, and I are discussing weather it is hard to implement cyber security and GDPR, which is a question that we both get often. 

Like with many things having the correct understanding and information, instead of relying on what you might have heard from a non specialist on the subject in a networking, is key to get the correct perception which will be based on facts rather than on assumptions.  This will then empower you to make the correct choices for you and your business. 

If you would like to know more about GDPR and how it applies to your business we can be reached at info@cvgsolutions.co.uk alternatively on social media just search for CVG Solutions we are on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram or through our website www.cvgsolutions.co.uk

Episode 8 – Accountability & Responsibility

What is the difference between Accountability and Responsibility?  Can they be delegated? and if so to whom?

Can the GDPR accountability be delegated to a GDPR Professional?

Listen to James and I discussing this topic in details

If you would like to know more about GDPR and how it applies to your business we can be reached at info@cvgsolutions.co.uk alternatively on social media just search for CVG Solutions we are on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram or through our website www.cvgsolutions.co.uk

Episode 9 – Cyber security vs Information Security (ISO 27001)

What is the difference between Cyber Security and Information Security (ISO 27001)?  This and more is what James,  from Uptech, a Cyber Security specialist) and I will be covering in this episode.

If you would like to know more about GDPR and how it applies to your business, we can be reached at info@cvgsolutions.co.uk alternatively on social media just search for CVG Solutions we are on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram or through our website www.cvgsolutions.co.uk

Episode 10 – What are candidates looking for in an employer

In this episode we are joined by Kate Jennett from Jennetts HR Solutions and we discuss what candidates are looking for in an employer in particular the new generations.

If you would like to know more about GDPR and how it applies to your business, we can be reached at info@cvgsolutions.co.uk alternatively on social media just search for CVG Solutions we are on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram or through our website www.cvgsolutions.co.uk

Episode 11 – Most common mistakes made by employers

In this episode Kate from JennettsHRSolutions will be exploring

  • Fair/unfair process
  • What not to ask the candidate
  • Interview techniques

while I will be covering what data an employer or recruiter is likely to collect during the recruitment process, what should and should not be collected and common pitfalls.

If you would like to know more about GDPR and how it applies to your business, we can be reached at info@cvgsolutions.co.uk alternatively on social media just search for CVG Solutions. We are on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram or through our website www.cvgsolutions.co.uk

Episode 12 – How to select the right candidate

Today we are going to focus on ‘How to select the best candidate from multiple applicants’

Kate from JennettsHRSolutions is sharing some techniques to help selecting the right candidate while I will be covering the use of psychosomatic testing as part of the recruitment process.  How the data collected from these type of tests is medical data, which consequently falls under the special category data remit, and what additional provisions are required for its processing.

If you would like to know more about GDPR and how it applies to your business, we can be reached at info@cvgsolutions.co.uk alternatively on social media just search for CVG Solutions we are on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram or through our website www.cvgsolutions.co.uk

Episode 13 – Data Retention and Automated Deletion

Data retention is often talked about and int this episode I’m sharing some key points on this topic and James tells us how technology can support an organisation to stay in line with their retention policy. 

If you would like to know more about GDPR and how it applies to your business, we can be reached at info@cvgsolutions.co.uk alternatively on social media just search for CVG Solutions we are on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram or through our website www.cvgsolutions.co.uk

Episode 14 – GDPR & IT Policies

In this episode James and I are covering not only what policies are required from a GDPR and IT perspective, we also discuss the difference between the two and the different perspectives.  Often this area can be a bit muddy and unclear leaving businesses confused as to what it’s required.

If you would like to know more about GDPR and how it applies to your business, we can be reached at info@cvgsolutions.co.uk alternatively on social media just search for CVG Solutions we are on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram or through our website www.cvgsolutions.co.uk

Episode 15 – Privacy Notices

is it Privacy Notice or Privacy Policy?  there is much confusion on this topic not only on the right terminology but also its purpose and function.  There is also the misconception that it needs to be a boring long document and while it does have contain certain information it can take many forms.

and does a business just need one of this?  and once is loaded on the website that’s it job done? 

or does a business needs multiple variations to cater for the different situations? I suppose the clue is in the title

Join me in this podcast to find out the answers to all these questions and more.

If you would like to know more about GDPR and how it applies to your business, we can be reached at info@cvgsolutions.co.uk alternatively on social media just search for CVG Solutions we are on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram or through our website www.cvgsolutions.co.uk

Episode 16 – What an employer should do to attract talent

In this episode Kate and I are exploring the various channels available to employers to attract talent and not just volume but high calibre talent.   We also discuss how to be perceived as an employer of choice and what information should be included in the job description to ensure the organisation is tapping into the right pool.  And as always I talk about what GDPR obligations you should consider and be aware of. 

If you would like to know more about GDPR and how it applies to your business, we can be reached at info@cvgsolutions.co.uk alternatively on social media just search for CVG Solutions we are on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram or through our website www.cvgsolutions.co.uk

Episode 17 – Next steps after selecting a candidate

Have you ever wondered whether you are taking the right steps after selecting the candidate?  perhaps there’s something you’ve missed or something you should be doing differently.

Fear not, Kate from JennettsHRSolution and myself are coming to the rescue. 

Listen to this podcast to find out if a privacy notice should be included in conjunction with the employment contract and if you are collecting special categories data what are your obligations…and much more. 

If you would like to know more about GDPR and how it applies to your business, we can be reached at info@cvgsolutions.co.uk alternatively on social media just search for CVG Solutions we are on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram or through our website www.cvgsolutions.co.uk

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Episode 18 – What training should be included in the induction process

Any organisation large or small should have am induction process and as part of this process training should be featuring rather high.  The new member should be given an overview of the organisation, how to access and use the tools for the job and they should also be trained in GDPR.  This applies to both permanent/temporary staff and volunteers.  In fact it should apply to contractor/self-employed as well if your operating model uses this type of labour instead of employees.

Listen to this podcast to find out what you should be aware of when it comes to GDPR training, as it’s not a one size fit all proposition. 

If you would like to know more about GDPR and how it applies to your business, we can be reached at info@cvgsolutions.co.uk alternatively on social media just search for CVG Solutions we are on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram or through our website www.cvgsolutions.co.uk

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