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17 August 2023

In the News: Consequences of a Data Breach to your Organisation

By Sofia Carroll, Information Governance Manager The Electoral Commission announces that cyber attackers accessed the personal details of people registered to vote between 2014 and 2022. We look at what such a breach may mean for your organisation and what you can do to avoid and manage it. This week we learned that cyber attackers […]

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25 July 2023

In the news: requesting your personal data

By Jess Pembroke, Head of Data Protection Nigel Farage and other public figures have recently been reported in the news using data protection legislation to access information  that others hold about them. This could be data from files, emails, WhatsApp messages or recorded meeting notes. A Data Subject Access Requests, known as DSARs or SARs for short, […]

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6 July 2023

Safeguarding Children in the Digital Age

By Jess Pembroke, Head of Data Protection In today’s tech-dominated world, where multinational corporations spare no expense in targeting children directly with their alluring technologies, devices and apps, it’s crucial to shed light on the ethical implications and potential harms that arise from the associated endless data collection. One of the main challenges is that […]

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25 May 2023

In the News: Data Breach affecting the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) 

What has happened? Capita (a sub-contractor for many public sector organisations) recently reported a cyber incident involving hackers targeting some of its computer servers.[1] In mid-May it was confirmed that USS members data was held on the affected servers.  This affects around 470,000 active, deferred and retired members, and includes the following personal data: What does […]

17 April 2023

Are Memes Mean? The rights and data protection implications of memes and viral videos

By Jess Pembroke, Head of Data Protection, Naomi Korn Associates “Going viral” is a term used to describe something becoming extremely popular often resulting in images or clips being shared millions of times online. However, what the internet (and its users) often forgets is that behind an image or video clip is an individual, a […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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