July 12, 2019

When a traveller visits an airport a myriad of personal data is collected from the passengers and visitors to the airport.  The typical journey includes an IP address collected on the airport website as they book additional services such as parking, fast track and disa...

May 22, 2019

It is nearly ten years ago that the MPs expenses scandal broke. The result was wholesale public distrust in MPs and the formation of a new regulator called the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA). The ISPA are in the news this week by failing to be tra...

March 4, 2019

Experts supporting Kirklees Schools road to Data Protection compliance

The Data Privacy Advisory Service (DPAS) has this month opened its new Huddersfield office supporting Kirklees Schools on their road to GDPR and Data Protection compliance.   

DPAS is based at Hu...

February 26, 2019


As Data Protection Officer (DPO) for a large Cancer Charity biggest challenge I face is the intellectual battle between emotion and my role as DPO.

In 2005, diagnosed with cancer and supported by said charity the skill of being able to switch off...

July 27, 2018

I wish I could have thought of a more interesting title, but as this stuff is important I thought I best not.

In part 1 of the series I wrote that it is likely, but not certain that the UK will deemed an adequate Country post in which to process personal data, post the...

May 2, 2018

Nigel has an instagram account which is used for displaying numerous pictures of cakes, labradors and other such jolly bragging events.

This weekend along with 34 other 'update your preferences' emails received, all sent because of 20 years of non compliance,

I spotted t...

July 20, 2017

I wrote last week, about the United Kingdom government wishing to leave the European Union & EEA (EU) with an arrangement that means the UK is deemed to have adequate data privacy safeguards in place that allow seamless EU cross border transfer. 

I am happy to spell out...

May 11, 2017

Nigel is a rugby ref who is liked by the clubs.

The reason is that Nigel has a adequate knowledge of the laws, understands what they are trying to achieve, understands the game as he played, has empathy on what the players & spectators want, and is able to be pragmatic...

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