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GDPR and freelance writers

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Estjab Mon 09-Apr-18 08:50:44

Hi all, I've written a fair bit on the GDPR but applying to my own business is a different matter! Any freelance journalists/writers out there who can tell me what they have done to satisfy their clients? Thanks in advance...

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Estjab Tue 10-Apr-18 14:24:53


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SuseB Tue 10-Apr-18 14:36:39

This might be useful for you:

FleurDelacoeur Tue 10-Apr-18 19:25:00

Honestly, absolutely nothing. I don't have my own website though and I'm not storing anything I'd class as personal details.

It's not something any client has asked about either.

Thanksforthatamazingpost Wed 11-Apr-18 10:05:54

For heavens sake don’t read that blog it is nonsense.

Just call the ICO small business helpline.

Estjab Wed 11-Apr-18 11:04:10

I thought the blog was pretty good - and aligns pretty much with what i understand the GDPR to mean for freelance writers. So how's it nonsense? it would be very helpful to know.

The ICO won't give specific advice - i've tried.

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Thanksforthatamazingpost Wed 11-Apr-18 11:20:41

sorry to be so grumpy. This jumped out.

The blogger has applied things she has learned about data protection law to completely different legal aspects of her business. She's like a patient who is applying her knowledge of how tumours grow to a musculoskeletal problem (not that I've ever done this....blush)

"Changes to how I will ask clients to accept my terms and conditions

I used to send clients a copy of my terms and conditions with a quotation and said that if the client agrees to the quotation, I take that as acceptance of the terms and conditions. However, under the new GDPR, I believe this acceptance has to be more active, so I will instead ask for explicit confirmation that the client accepts the terms"

Estjab Mon 30-Apr-18 09:08:18

Revisiting this - you didn't actually say why that blog is 'nonsense' - if anyone can point out where she's legally incorrect that would be more useful! Though i can see what she says about terms and conditions is not right!!! GDPR is such a minefield.

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