Privacy Shield – Keep Your Data Safe with a UK Survey Provider

You have probably heard that recently, the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield has been announced as a replacement for the Safe Harbor Agreement. However, it has emerged that the EU are still not happy with the final text of the agreement as it is “too complex … and therefore ineffective”, meaning that the agreement does not sufficiently protect EU citizens’ rights!

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No need to worry about the Safe Harbour Ruling with SmartSurvey

Last October saw the Safe Harbour agreement ruled invalid by the European Court of Justice. Now the processing of data between the EU and the US no longer complies with EU data protection directives, meaning companies that previously complied with Safe Harbour can no longer automatically rely on the ruling.

Asking the right questions of your hosting provider is vital to ensure you are compliant at every stage of the supply chain. (more…)

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Online Surveys and The Data Protection Act

Through online surveys you can generate data from thousands of respondents in a very easy way. Whether you wish to speak to employees, customers, service users, stakeholders, the general public or anyone else, online surveys allow you to quickly measure the current situation.

It is hugely important that you design your online questionnaire properly, that you roll it out in a well-managed fashion and that you are able to understand the results. Your starting point, however, is that you comply with the law. Under The Data Protection Act 1998, there are a few things that must be included in your questionnaire. These are:

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