The Data Protection TeaBreak is brought to you by The Office of the Data Protection Authority (Bailiwick of Guernsey). We are the independent regulator of the local data protection law which is equivalent to the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We hope to give you accessible, informative, thought-provoking, and hopefully entertaining insights to a broad range of topics relevant to data protection.
Registration and beyond: 2021 changes
Registration with us is changing in 2021, what is it all about and what does it mean for you?
In this podcast the Bailiwick of Guernsey’s Data Protection Commissioner Emma Martins explains to Kirsty Bougourd what is changing with registration and how it’s really just the first step in a journey towards looking after personal data well.
From January 2021 there will no longer be any exemptions to registering with the ODPA and it’s vital for anyone using personal data in their work to register. This includes small businesses and sole traders that may only hold or use limited personal data.
Emma runs through what has and hasn’t changed in terms of registration and payment. She reminds us that there has never been an exemption to compliance and to looking after personal data in our care properly and in line with the Law.
Kirsty and Emma also discuss what the ODPA is doing to assist anyone who may be new to registration or who has any queries regarding their business or work.
As Emma says, data is the fuel of the economy and everyone benefits if data is looked after well.
Cyber Security and Smart Devices
How smart are the smart devices in your life and have you been smart enough to make sure they’re secure? In this latest podcast, Tim Loveridge gets guidance from local cyber security expert, Carl Ceillam, on how to ensure these gadgets designed to enhance our life and make it easier, don’t instead put us at risk from hackers and harm.
Following on from our digital footprint podcast where we discussed the data trail we leave behind; we now look more closely at internet connected devices. Usually intended to improve our security they may actually be creating more risks if they aren’t set up properly.
Kirsty Bougourd joins in the discussion sharing her own experience and Carl gives invaluable advice and top tips on choosing the right device and making sure it’s set up securely. He explains why we should assume we will get hacked and that if we’re unsure of a device not to buy it let alone plug it in.
Your Digital Footprint - what data are you leaving behind?
As more of our daily activities take place online, and smart connected devices make their way into our lives and homes, Tim Loveridge talks to the Bailiwick’s Deputy Data Protection Commissioner, Rachel Masterton, about the digital footprint we leave behind.
Rachel and Tim consider the importance of understanding what data is being collected and how to clear your history or update your privacy settings to restrict what you share.
You may expect your online browsing history to be stored and your social media activity. You may be used to websites remembering you and reminding you to buy things in your virtual basket, but what about less obvious tracking? Your smart doorbell or smart lightbulbs may be storing and sharing information about you and your habits, but do you really know what is being saved, shared and where?
Rachel and Tim say it's vital not to be afraid of using technology that might make your life easier but stop and think first. Make sure you adjust your privacy settings and consider what you share about other people too so you don’t add to their digital footprint.
International Data Protection Day - Beyond Laws: why we need a cultural shift
On the 14th International Data Protection Day, this podcast is about changing perspective when it comes to our personal data.
Data Protection Day commemorates the signing of the first legally binding international treaty dealing with personal data processing and privacy. In this podcast we look at how we need to look beyond the law to help change attitudes to our data, both ethically and legally.
The Bailiwick of Guernsey’s Data Protection Commissioner, Emma Martins, talks to Kirsty Bougourd about how laws are just the starting point for change; that respecting and considering the human aspect of data is an issue for the entire population.
Emma and Kirsty discuss the development of a Manifesto for Change that is broader than and goes beyond legislation, how we all need to play our part in creating a cultural shift in attitudes and why we mustn’t become statistically numb to what we hear about data breaches but instead must pause and reflect on what they mean to the person at the heart.
As Emma says, this isn’t about having anything to hide, it’s about basic privacy and simply closing the curtains at the end of the day, both physically and virtually.
The Accountability Principle
This latest data protection tea break is all about accountability, arguably the most important of the seven data protection principles.
In October 2019 ODPA board member Chris Docksey delivered a keynote speech on accountability and how it is achieved at an international conference on data protection and privacy.
This podcast features Guernsey’s Deputy Data Protection Commissioner Rachel Masterton and the ODPA’s Chief Operating Officer Tim Loveridge discussing key points from Chris’s presentation, including the relevant clips.
They expand upon some of Chris’s key points and echo the responsibility organisations have to be accountable for how they look after our data.
As well as being on the board of the ODPA, Chris is Honorary Director General of the European Data Protection Supervisor.
The 7 Data Protection Principles TeaBreak
In this seventh edition of the Data Protection Teabreak, Guernsey's Deputy Data Protection Commissioner, Rachel Masterton, and Kirsty Bougourd consider the 7 data protection principles.
They lie at the heart of the Bailiwick’s Data Protection Law and provide guidance rather than hard and fast rules to follow.
Rachel and Kirsty discuss how working within the spirit of these principles is the foundation of compliance and good practice. They discuss each principle, how to use and apply them to everyday working life, and how interconnected they all are.