Spotlight! - March 2020

Jun 05, 2020


Welcome to the March 2020 edition of Spotlight!

This month we're looking at;

  • Data 2020 - DMA Event
  • Google to move British users outside the EU?
  • Privacy Policies for protection
  • Your Q & A's
  • What's coming up in the next few weeks


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Data 2020 Event

Xynics had a fantastic day at The DMA event, 'Data 2020'. We were the supporting sponsor, and hosted a round table on how the SME community feel about GDPR, based on our recent survey results. Here are some of our key take aways from the day.

Data 2020 event key points.


Our 2019 SME GDPR Readiness Survey conducted in collaboration with the DMA has now been released, click here if you would like to receive a copy.

Google to move British users outside the EU?

So, Google are moving their UK user base out of the EU. What does this mean for business? What does this mean for you? Xynics Managing Director Mike Kilby, PC.dp, has produced an article on this, his thoughts about the future and how he would have advised Google if he were their Data Protection advisor.

What Xynics would advise Google

Privacy policies protect both the business and your customers.

If you read Part 1 of this series, you’ll know that we talked about how a privacy policy helps build trust with your customers and enhance the reputation of your brand when using personal data. The process of creating a privacy policy is such that it makes us think about what we do with data, and ensures that we communicate this effectively to those individuals and organisations that need to understand this.

Read Ying Wan PC.dp's three part series on Privacy Policies here.

In The Spotlight!
In this section, we answer the questions put to us on forums and by our clients.
This month we're taking a look at a question from one of our current clients, a HR consultancy.

"Contacting institutions using email addresses made public?" - When is it OK to use "Publicly available" data?
Read our view on this question here.

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Send us your Spotlight Question here.

Whats on?

The AI & Big Data Expo Global, the leading Artificial Intelligence & Big Data Conference & Exhibition event will take place on 17-18th March 2020 at the Olympia London.
Find out more about how to attend here.


On Monday 6th April 2020, The ICO's flagship conference, Data Protection Practitioners' Conference 2020 will take place.
More information about the 2020 conference can be found here.


Xynics will be exhibiting at The Schools and Academies Show at ExCel in London on the 29th & 30th April.
We’ll be focusing on Control, Stability and Security in data processing for the Education sector, particularly around GDPR, Data Compliance and Cyber Security.
More information about the UK's largest education policy event can be found here

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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