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A big thank you to Chris Lambert for unlocking Michelle Nunn phone, our little boy had locked it by accident on holiday and we thought Michelle might lose all her precious family snaps on her phone. Chris has saved the day!!

Chris Lambert has saved my virtual bacon with a remote tweak and two runs of the Malware thingy! He solved weeks of frustration in an hour. All my friends use him for everything technical. From now on I will too! Thanks Chris, you’re a star!

Huge thank you to the wonderful Chris of Blue Sky Computer Solutions who has saved the life of The Coaching Garden’s pensioner-age laptop. Fast, amazingly efficient and pain-free. Even the dog thought he was great!

Really friendly and professional Service. Thanks for coming out at such short notice!

Big thanks to Chris Lambert at Blue Sky Computer Solutions Ltd for getting the Party Linen HQ back up and running at full speed today….. top banana….top service

You are the best computer man ever. Thank you

Chris Lambert made sure our printer is visible to all machines. I have pressed print this morning and it did! No more games of ‘on/off’ where we pray, swear at and cajole the printer to become visible…. thank you! Great to receive an ethical service (the previous company advised us to spend a fortune on a new printer).. Thanks guys – highly recommended!

I must send out a Massive thank you to Chris Lambert for being my super hero!! He managed to unlock my Mobile phone today!! He really is a lovely chap and a great whiz with all our computer issues in the office, and has surpassed himself today by rescuing my phone and I still have all my contacts and more importantly my photos! Yay!

Chris Lambert, thanks or fixing my laptop so quickly. Working perfectly now. For anyone thinking of using Chris’s services…. highly recommended

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Jun 6, 2017

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – The Principles

GDPR is to be a very similar beast to the Data Protection Directive with which we’re already familiar. However, the intention of GDPR is to tighten up on some of the elements already being adhered to. In some instances, this means introducing more specific elements within the definition of the regulations. And in some instances, this means extending the definition of specific elements to keep up with the fast-moving world of data.

Today’s article is intended to give you a brief outline of these additional or extended elements, so you can be prepared for May 2018.

Lawfulness, fairness, and transparency

It goes without saying, really, that personal data must be processed lawfully. However, additional stress is now being placed on the processing being fair and transparent too. Consent for the storage and use of data cannot be assumed or ambiguous. So data capture forms that leave a person to ‘opt out’ rather than ‘opt in’ will no longer be acceptable.

Purpose limitation

When an individual is giving permission for their data to be stored and used, they must be explicitly informed as to how it will be used; and use, thereafter, cannot be incompatible with what was outlined when they gave their permission. It’s worth noting that where personal data is archived for purposes relating to the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes, this would not be deemed incompatible. But there are still conditions that must be met for this to be permissible.

Data minimisation

Put simply, the minimum amount of personal data must be collected and stored to achieve the objective specified. You can’t spuriously ask for birth date, just in case you’ll need it in the future, unless it is needed for the purpose you specify.

Accuracy

There will be a strong onus on businesses that store data to ensure not only that it’s accurate at the time of collection, but that it is then kept up to date ongoing. If data is found to be inaccurate at some point, every reasonable step must be taken to erase the error and correct it.

Storage limitation

Basically, data can only be stored for as long as is necessary for the purposes originally explained to the individual. It is possible for it to be stored longer, but only if it’s purely for archiving data that’s in the public interest, or for scientific and/or historical research purposes. However, the storage of such data is still subject to the implementation of technical and organisational measures deemed appropriate.

Integrity and confidentiality

Data has to be managed in a way that ensures it is protected from unauthorised and/or unlawful processing and accidental loss, etc. There are accepted, appropriate, technical and organisational measures that can be used to achieve this.

Accountability

Not only is every data controller responsible for ensuring personal data is processed in a way that complies with the principles set out in GDPR, but they must be able to demonstrate this is the case too.

A final word about GDPR…

It’s really important that businesses familiarise themselves with the up and coming changes, so we’d recommend you do your research. Often data is stored digitally, which is why we at Blue Sky Computer Solutions are keen to work with you to ensure you meet your obligations. If you’d like to find out more about how we can help, please do give us a ring. It’s important you get this right… now!

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