data protection and privacy - Oyster IMS

Why data protection and privacy matters

This week the Information Commissioner’s Office has announced its intention to fine British Airways and Marriott almost £300 Million for breaches of Data Protection law. These are the first big penalties being pursued under the new GDPR powers, and they already dwarf the £3 Million in fines for the whole of the previous year. When the…

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Oyster IMS at the Data Protection World Forum – a Review

Oyster IMS spent a very enjoyable couple of days at the ExCeL Centre in London Docklands sponsoring the inaugural Data Protection World Forum. The event was a combination of multiple conference tracks and a wide-ranging supplier exhibition and was very well attended. The quality of the conference was very good indeed and each track was…

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Data Protection World Forum – Agenda

2018 is already a landmark year for data protection and privacy. The GDPR brought in the biggest changes in privacy for decades, and it’s impacting on organisations of all sizes. The Data Protection World Forum will help you tackle all of this, with some expert seminar speakers, authoritative keynotes and a packed 2-day agenda, all taking place…

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Meet us at Data Protection World Forum

Oyster IMS are sponsors at the first Data Protection World Forum on 20 and 21 November. This is the inaugural Data Protection World Forum (DPWF) taking place on November 20th & 21st 2018 at ExCeL London. As well as authoritative speakers, this event will be attended by a global audience of industry practitioners and senior…

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Last minute GDPR – just days to go!

The GDPR deadline is 25 May 2018. That’s this week at the time of writing.   By then, all UK businesses will need to demonstrate compliance with the GDPR, as it becomes UK law. Have you worked out how to ensure GDPR compliance? – Have you reviewed the regulations? – Have you audited and tested all your…

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Last minute GDPR – just one week to go!

The GDPR deadline is 25 May 2018. That’s one week at the time of writing.. By then, all UK businesses will need to demonstrate compliance with the GDPR Have you worked out how to ensure GDPR compliance? – Have you reviewed the regulations? – Have you audited and tested all your systems? – How are…

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View Are you GDPR ready?

Are you GDPR ready?

When the GDPR was announced, it was due to be enforced in the UK on 25 May 2018. Following the Brexit referendum, the UK Government has confirmed that the UK will implement GDPR before the UK leaves the EU. Furthermore, the GDPR will continue to be relevant for many organisations in the UK – most obviously those operating…

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View The GDPR and the Data Protection Bill

The GDPR and the Data Protection Bill

In June 2017, the Queen’s Speech announced a new Data Protection Bill. This Bill will effectively implement the GDPR, which comes into force in May 2018 and reiterates the UK’s commitment to the principles of information privacy and data protection enshrined in the EU Regulation. The forthcoming new Data Protection Act will replace the Data…

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Data Protection Audit

In preparation for the GDPR, our client Canopius requested a data protection audit. Their systems were generally well-governed, so they were confident that their structured data – essentially data held in databases, making it relatively easy to search and classify – was managed in an effective and compliant way. But they felt less assured that their unstructured data – including…

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