Welcome to the aDaVista blog! I am Robyn Banks, the owner of aDaVista.
What does aDaVista do? We specialise in helping business people put in place policies and procedures to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and avoid the penalties. We also help people to utilise the legislation to get copies of their information and rectify irritating mistakes.
For businesses, we help them to utilise the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as well to grow their businesses - when they want to work with public authorities.
We intend to post more detailed information on this Blog about the various pieces of relevant legislation; why you should bother complying and how to avoid the penalties.
WHY BOTHER LISTENING TO ME? My last job in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office was as the Data Protection Casework officer/Trainer. For this job I spent a lot of time working with the authors of the legislation as government departments strove to achieve compliance themselves. This was a unique experience as I don’t work in the same way as others (not just solicitors) in the field – my research shows that they tend to teach the law whereas I help businesses of all sectors and sizes work with the legislation and implement compliance.