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27 January 2023

NKA features in ARA’s Arc Magazine

Naomi Korn Associates is thrilled to be featured twice in the January and February’s edition of Archive and Records Association’s Arc Magazine. On page 16, we have been cited as consultants advising the Science Museums Group on mitigating risks arising from orphan works, and our Head of Data Protection, Jess Pembroke, discusses Data Protection compliance […]

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23 January 2023

Creative Commons Licences: A Guide to Data Protection & Copyright 

Understanding how copyright and data management rules apply to the resources published online is important. Heritage projects often deal with materials that are still in copyright and involve living people who have legal rights. This is particularly important for National Lottery Heritage funded projects, who are required to publish their digital outputs under the terms […]

16 December 2022

Data Protection Mentoring & Development (6-month programme)

Naomi Korn Associates are pleased to announce that the next cohort of our innovative Data Protection Mentoring and Development programme is now available to book. Starting in January 2023, our programme brings together a small group of staff responsible for data protection for regular training, mentoring, and sharing of best practice.  Participants gain access to: […]

17 November 2021

Thinking about data protection in digitisation projects

By Stephanie Ashcroft, Consultant and Rights Researcher Digitisation projects offer a fantastic opportunity for heritage institutions to preserve and share their collections with wider audiences. The national lockdowns and restrictions in recent years, resulting in limited access to research material, exhibitions and outreach programmes, have highlighted the need to increase digital and remote access to […]

6 October 2021

Data Protection Toolkit for Archive Services

Earlier this summer, we launched the brand new Data Protection Toolkit for Archive Services, commissioned by The National Archives and delivered by Naomi Korn Associates in collaboration with an advisory group of archivists. Archival collections are a hive of information but managing requests for access to personal data held within them can be challenging. Understanding the […]

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6 September 2021

Freedom of Information – Friend or Foe?

By Jess Pembroke, Senior Consultant As any browbeat FOI officer will tell you, Freedom of Information Requests (FOIs) can sometimes be resource intensive and time consuming for public authorities to address. However, it is important not to forget what a valuable democratic tool we have at our disposal. It has recently been revealed though Freedom of Information requests […]

10 August 2021

Personal Data – Making Sense of Transfers and Processing

By Carol Tullo, OBE, Senior Consultant The recognition of UK adequacy back in June (see Adequate at Last) allowed data protection practitioners and organisations to breathe a huge sigh of relief as one of the elements of grit in the system was removed – at least until reviewed in 4 years’ time.  As the UK […]

14 July 2021

Adequate at Last

By Faye Cheung, Researcher  The EU Commission have approved adequacy decisions for the UK, concluding that UK data protection law gives adequate protection to personal data. This is fantastic news for UK organisations because it means that personal data can continue to flow freely from the European Economic Area (EEA) into the UK. The EU-UK Trade […]

5 July 2021

Compliance with the Children’s Code: Data Protection Impact Assessments

By Faye Cheung, Researcher The Children’s Code comes into force on 2nd September 2021. All organisations within scope of the Children’s Code must be compliant by this date. Its scope covers those who provide ‘information society services likely to be accessed by children’.[1] This means that online services such as social media sites, news services, […]

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21 June 2021

New Resources Just Launched!

We recently worked with the Beyond programme to create two new accessible digital guides: Copyright and Open Licensing – a guide and Data protection and online security: An introduction. We were delighted to support the Beyond programme, which was created in response to the pandemic to help support non-profits adapt their services by building their design and digital […]

8 June 2021

A Round-up of the Latest Data Protection News

By Faye Cheung, Researcher Data Sharing Code of Practice in Parliament On the 18th May the UK Government laid the Data Sharing Code of Practice before Parliament. It will be with Parliament for 40 sitting days before coming into force.[1] The Code seeks to give organisations practical steps as to how to share data whilst […]

3 June 2021

New Guide: Brexit, Data Protection and Heritage: What You Need to Know

We are excited to announce the release of our next National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Heritage Digital guide! Brexit, Data Protection and Heritage: What You Need to Know provides essential information and guidance about the impact of Brexit and the priorities for heritage organisations in terms of their data protection obligations and the processing of […]

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