Spotlight! - April 2020

Jun 05, 2020

Welcome to the April 2020 edition of Spotlight!

This month we're looking at;

  • Outsourcing your Data Protection Team
  • Working From Home
  • Privacy Policies - The good, the bad and the Ugly
  • Data Protection and the Coronavirus
  • Other News

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Outsourcing your Data Protection Team

The GDPR introduced a new formal role of Data Protection Officer setting out expectations of its responsibilities and the support the organisation must give to that role.

However, this role is not always required, and it can be ambiguous to determine whether a DPO is needed.

Read More here

Working from Home.

For our day job, Xynics would normally be advising businesses on how they can maintain control over data, keeping it secure and building stability into their business processes that engender an environment for business growth, but today we're turning our focus to you, the people who are or will be working from home.

Read Mike Kilbys Advice here

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - which one are you?

In part’s one and two of this series, we’ve examined how a Privacy Policy helps build trust and confidence in your brand, enhances your brand reputation and demonstrates the fundamental transparency principle of the GDPR.

We’ve looked at what a privacy policy should contain, where it should be available and how it should be perceived, so let’s now look at some examples of the good, the bad and the ugly.

Read Ying Wan PC.dp's final part of this three part series here.

In The Spotlight!

In The Spotlight!

In this section, we look at questions put to us on forums and by our clients.
This month people are mainly asking how to navigate data protection issues during the coronavirus outbreak.

During the pandemic, we are worried that our data protection practices might not meet our usual standard or our response to

information rights requests will be longer. Will the ICO take regulatory action against us?

Read the response here

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Other News:

Our 2019 SME GDPR Readiness Survey conducted in collaboration with the DMA has now been released.

If you would like a copy please sign up here:

On Monday 6th April 2020, The ICO's flagship conference, Data Protection Practitioners' Conference 2020 was due to take place, due to COVID-19 this event has been cancelled. More details can be found here.

Team Xynics' hearts go out to all the people who have been affected by coronavirus outbreak, we hope that you all stay safe and where possible you can stay home, together we can save lives. We are fully committed to continuing to provide the same level of support to all our clients and we will do all we can to help.


As data and business consultants and certified Data Protection Practitioners,
Xynics have made it our business to help other businesses to
understand, collect, simplify and use data.

We help build control, stability and security into businesses
that face an uncertain information future.

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