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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:32 pm 
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No, not a whinge about the deluge of "our terms and conditions have been updated" emails that I'm sure we're all sick of by now, but rather a heads-up to look out for organisations misusing GDPR as a reason to introduce draconian policies that are, in fact, entirely unrelated to GDPR.

I work part-time for a council run Adult Education college (basically, teaching evening classes). Some of my students I've known for 10 years or more; we socialise, we go for meals at Christmas, etc. Today I received an e-mail from my manager informing me that I could not contact any learners privately, by e-mail or phone, nor share my mobile or home phone numbers with them. Any communication is to be done via a shared phone in the college reception, "because GDPR".

Emailed them back to tell them that is basically b*llocks and that nowhere does GDPR say that adults cannot share contact details with other adults they meet and befriend during the course of their work, and that I wouldn't be signing their silly little agreement form until that particular requirement was removed. No reply yet -- I expect they're holding a crisis meeting about it or some such nonsense. :-)

I think it's a case of gormless middle-management dorks trying to over-exert their authority and exercise what little control they do have to try to dominate people and feel better about their largely pointless role in society.

Such idiocracy MUST be challenged at every possible opportunity!
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Some places are so paranoid they are trying to cover their backs against problems that don't even exist.


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Good rant chrrris - and I concur with everything you said :thumbright:

@Rorschach - isn't that always the case!!! The closer to .gov you get, the more paranoia you meet.

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If you hold other people's information you need to let them know why you are holding it and if they want you to continue holding it.
Also you need to ask new people if they let you hold informs.
Going further you need to keep the information in a secure manner and follow a procedure in an event where others got gold of information you were holding- it needs to be reported within an extremely short time period.
Fines for not following can be up to 20m euros or 4% of business turnover, whichever is greater. Although they announces that smaller businesses don't need to worry about such large penalties in the beginning.

This rules WILL still apply after Brexit.

And the answer to your question is this:
You can get employ a GDPR trained guy to help your business comply.


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Sounds like something Common Purpose would latch on to and exploit to further their own agenda.

And the creation of GDPR 'trainers' ...... yet another 'jobs for the boys' scheme that increases costs and achieves the square root of eff all.

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