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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 […]

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24 August 2021

From Duchamp to the Cryptosphere

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant “Marcel Duchamp was a paradox. He was the artist who was an anti-artist, the artist who destroyed art….When he exhibited everyday objects in art galleries – objects such as a bicycle wheel, a bottle-rack, a comb or a urinal – he made them into art by virtue of their context, […]

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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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27 July 2021

Changes at Naomi Korn Associates

After 3 and a half years, Patrick Ibbotson, Head of Projects and Partnerships, will be leaving Naomi Korn Associates at the end of this month to study Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London. Since joining the team in 2018, Patrick has been an intrinsic part of the development and growth of Naomi Korn Associates. We […]

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21 July 2021

Let’s Hear It for the Music – Top Tips on Adding Music to Your Videos

By Debbie McDonnell, Senior Consultant Video is becoming an ever more important medium for communicating with audiences. People love watching videos online to find out more about a subject or for pure entertainment. A good soundtrack enhances the visual content of a video by creating an emotional connection with your viewers or even strengthening the […]

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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 […]

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8 July 2021

So Many Rights – Section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA) and Its Impact on Cultural Heritage Organisations

By Naomi Korn, Managing Director The Intellectual Property Office has recently launched a call for views on the repeal of Section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA). As a statutory requirement of the legislation, the IPO would like to hear your views on whether and to what extent this regulation has […]

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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 […]

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15 June 2021

The Problem with Solutions

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant Determined to explore other subjects in this month’s post, it seems I’ve fallen like Alice further down the NFT hole. As luck would have it, though, there I encountered some very relevant discussions of subjects like “Why NFTs aren’t the solution to museums’ deaccessioning dilemmas, or any other big problems […]

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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 […]

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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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