“Data protection is too important to be left to the experts”

“Data protection is too important to be left to the experts”

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Speaking at the launch event for the newly reformed Bailiwick of Guernsey Data Protection Association (BGDPA), Richard Thomas, chair of the Data Protection Authority in Guernsey and former Information Commissioner for the UK, said that data protection was too important an issue to be left solely in the care of experts. “Data protection affects all parts of the business,” he said. “IT, legal, compliance, HR, marketing, operations; there should be a senior person with knowledge across all areas who has responsibility for ensuring best practice is followed.” During his presentation, Richard stressed that the concept of data protection had come a long way in just a few years. “When I started as the Information Commissioner in the UK, data protection and security were not really taken seriously but now they…
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Introducing the BGDPA

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Welcome to the Bailiwick of Guernsey Data Protection Association (BGDPA), formerly the Association Of Data Protection Officers (ADPO). The BGDPA has been set up for individuals with an interest in Data Protection and the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation. Please read our previous press release (branded as ADPO) here
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