December 3, 2019

It was a hectic Friday in the office. A few people were away, so it fell to Ed to finish off some tasks relating to the new product launch. The Chief Exec wanted a summary for that afternoon’s Board Meeting, there was some impressive customer feedback to send to a reta...

April 29, 2019

While I’m still doing plenty of GDPR-related things, just lately I’ve been much more involved with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). While this is something that mostly affects the public sector, it occurs to me that there are lessons from working with the Act tha...

December 4, 2018

Amid the current kerfuffle about the terms of the UK’s exit from the European Union, it is maybe not surprising that data protection isn’t high on people’s list of things to worry about (what with such potential trifles as the economy contracting, the NHS collapsing, S...

August 14, 2018

Some further thoughts on the aftermath of the introduction of GDPR, this time in the form of a radio interview I did for John Atkinson of Bishop FM. As the fuss over the introduction of the new law dies down, the focus switches to the longer term. John and I talk about...

June 25, 2018

So, here we are, a month after the General Data Protection Regulation was enforced. And so far, no data apocalypse. No multinationals crashing under the weight of astronomical fines, no flurry of ‘plucky-little-guy-who-knows-his-rights-versus-the-Powers-That-Be’ legal...

March 15, 2018

With 25th May getting uncomfortably close, it’s time to revisit the subject of a previous article: the General Data Purpose Regulation (GDPR) that comes into force on that day, and will have a profound impact on any organisation that processes personal data.

On the face...

January 31, 2018

Awards Season is truly upon us: we’ve already had the Golden Globes and the Grammys, which means the BAFTAs and Oscars can’t be far away. And, of course, it’s not only the entertainment industry that likes to give itself collective pats on the back: just about every se...

January 1, 2018

I’m writing this on a significant date: January 1st 2018. Happy New Year everybody! And, of course, many of us have just enjoyed (survived?) another significant date: December 25th. Now, that’s the thing about Christmas: it’s on December 25th each year. Has been for mi...

December 5, 2017

I’ve been lucky, in setting up Aethos Management Consultancy, to have work to do from the outset, including a market research project for a microbrewery. One of those times when you’d love to take your work home with you! I was once a pretty active member of the Campai...

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