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hear from Richard Nicholas and Giles Parsons on rights in data and databases

13 December 2018

Richard and Giles provide a short introduction into the rights into data, databases and what you can do with them.  They will be reviewing:

  • The rights held by the author or maker of the database
  • The rights held by data subjects
  • How you can protect these rights; &
  • How these rights affect you if you’re acquiring a database (for instance when buying a company or a marketing list)

Firstly, Giles takes a look into the rights of databases and discusses how all personal data must be processed in accordance with GDPR, the misuse of private information and the misuse of confidential information. Giles also explains why not all databases are protected and why it matters whether there has been investment in the obtaining, verification or presentation of the contents of that database. Giles then goes on to discusses the topic of copyright in databases and what this means for the author and individual trying to access the contents.

Richard then looks at what it means when a database contains personal data and, in particular what rights individuals have in respect of their data under GDPR, DPA 2018 and PECR.  He looks at what “personal data” means and why it’s wider than some people might think. 

Finally, Richard touches on the bases of electronic marketing and what to look out for when acquiring a database containing personal data.

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