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28 May 2019

GDPR and the Data Protection Act, one year on. What have we learnt?

By Naomi Korn Photo by Hunter Harritt on Unsplash   It’s one year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was transposed into legislation across EEA member countries and in the UK as the Data Protection Act 2018. But data protection laws are not new – it’s simply that their relevance in the digital age had diminished. GDPR […]

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17 May 2019

Making friends at the Museums + Heritage Show

By Naomi Korn ©NaomiKornAssociates   It was fantastic to take part in the annual Museums + Heritage show again this year and lovely to see faces new and old at our stand and at my talks on Copyright Best Practices and How to Develop a Copyright Policy. Safe to say there is still a great […]

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7 May 2019

Data Protection Act, nearly one year on

By Naomi Korn Associates   Photo by Joshua Sortino on Unsplash   It has almost been a year since the The Data Protection Act 2018 came into force 25 May 2018. For Elizabeth Denham, the ICO Commissioner, the crucial change that this law brought about is accountability; ‘It enshrines in law an onus on companies to understand the […]

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16 April 2019

Managing Rights Data – Top Ten Tips

Senior Consultant at Naomi Korn Associates, Alex Bromley, gives his views Having a clear understanding of copyright law is vital for information professionals if they are to efficiently and legally manage their collections or assets. What is also important is how this information is presented in a collections management system or DAM system. There may […]

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10 April 2019

GDPR – Making it real and interesting!

By Carol Tullo, OBE Image ©Claudia Weaver We are often asked “What can I do to remind everyone about data protection? They have all been trained but I need to refresh their understanding regularly.  Help!”  Here are some ideas. The ICO’s Six Step Test for Brexit preparations and its guidance is largely about reinforcing that […]

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15 March 2019

A photographer gaining IP skills

By Claudia Weaver As a photographer, my life largely involves marketing myself to people and businesses of all kinds. As someone who has been educated as a photographer, I understand the basic ideas of model releases and copyright. Despite this knowledge, I have seen photographers that have been operating for years struggling to help clients […]

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18 February 2019

Copyright and No Deal Brexit for Cultural Heritage and Educational Establishments

By Naomi Korn ©Naomi Korn Associates As well as impacting existing and proposed data protection legislation as discussed in our last blog post, the current Brexit impasse has implications for copyright. The includes the specific impact of a No Deal Brexit on existing UK copyright legislation,  the relationship between existing and future copyright interpretations and the […]

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28 January 2019

Brexit and data protection

By Naomi Korn and Carol Tullo, OBE Image by Nasa on Unsplash  The current Brexit impasse has implications for data privacy.  The approach that Government ultimately takes, in aligning Brexit and GDPR, is important for us all.  If the option of a “No Deal” Brexit happens, there will be a number of extra compliance measures […]

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8 January 2019

Reflection and Aspirations 2019

  Photo by Free-Photos on Pixabay.com The start of a New Year, is always a perfect opportunity to reflect on the year that was, as well as to plan ahead and drive new initiatives. 2018 was a massive year for Naomi Korn Associates for lots of reasons, my top 3 below being… We made the […]

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30 December 2018

Congratulations Carol Tullo, OBE

Carol Tullo, formerly Queen’s Printer of Acts of Parliament and Controller, Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, has just been awarded OBE in the 2019 New Year’s  Honours “for services to Official Publishing”. Carol is one of Naomi Korn Associates senior consultants and has led our data protection (GDPR) work on behalf of clients in the UK […]

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18 December 2018

The first two months of running a start-up

By Rebecca Imaizumi, Founder of The Unified Wolves     The last two months went by fast! Here are some of the things I’ve been up to in the last two months. The Business Show UK It was my first time going to Excel London, and I had no idea how massive it was! Over […]

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11 December 2018

A-Z of Creative Commons Licensing

Managing Director, Naomi Korn, gives her views With over 1.4 billion items now available online under Creative Commons licences, I wanted to synthesize key points about this revolution in licensing, via a handy A-Z (available, naturally, under a Creative Commons licence). Attribution is a key requirement for Creative Commons licences (apart from CC0). Before you […]

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