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Data Protection Manager (Padlock) (GDPR)

This is part of the changes introduced after version 1.00.17.213 to assist users in complying with the GDPR directive.

After version 1.00.18.100 it is possible to get the Data Protection Manager screen to automatically pop-up whenever a new candidate is added (e.g. Drag/drop)

Data Protection Manager (Padlock)

At the top of the candidate (or contact) record is a small Padlock icon. Clicking this will open the Data Protection Manager screens.

(The screen can also pop-up automatically when a new candidate is created. This is controlled with parameter GDPR,Flag[5] )

There are several tabs within the screen, described below.

- Data Receipt Record
Allows users to record how and when the data for this candidate was received. It is possible to store (Drag&Drop) supporting evidence for this data. You can also record a review date.

- Data Policy Subscription
This section allows users to record whether an individual has opted IN/OUT from any relevant published Policies. Once again supporting evidence can be stored using Drag&Drop.

- Data Statement (SAR) & Personal Data Removal
This allows users to comply with SAR (Subject Access Requests) and produce a Data Statement giving details of the information stored about an individual. This report can then easily be posted or emailed to the individual concerned.
The data removal features on this tab will allow users to easily remove all personal data for an individual, whilst leaving BASIC data such as Name, Reference No, creation Date, etc. for statistical, analysis and reporting purposes.

- Files & Folders
This tab allows easy access to any stored files or documents related to the Data Protection features, such as emails indicating opt-in preferences, etc.


Data Receipt Record

This tab allows users to record how they obtained the data for this candidate.

Users can drag/drop and email or file onto this page to record how & when the data for this candidate was obtained. The system will open a JOURNAL ENTRY screen, and will allow the user to save the Journal to provide a record of when the information was added.

Any files or emails dropped onto this page will be stored in a folder, and can be accessed via the [Files & Folder] tab, or from the [Docs] page of the candidate record.

A count of the number of documents related to data receipts is shown at the bottom left of the screen. Clicking the folder icon will take users into a list of these files so they can be opened or examined.

Users can record general notes relating to the data receipt in the large white space on screen.

You can record a 'review date'. It is possible to search for candidates from the [Candidate] workbench using this review date. (after v1.00.18.100)


Data Policies

This tab displays any policies which have been ticked as requiring "GDPR Management" within the Policy Manager. It can be used to record if this person has opted IN/OUT from each of the listed polices.

User may either manually choose how the person opted IN/OUT by clicking the relevant column and using the drop-down menu or can Drag/Drop a file or email onto this page .

It is possible to Drag/Drop a File or email onto this tab.
The first time a file is dropped into this page, the system will pop-up a screen giving the user the option to opt the canddiate IN/OUT from any of these policies.

If any of the policies have been opted IN/OUT then dragging on a  file will ask the user to select a single policy and then prompt whether the file is used to opt IN/OUT.


In the case that some of the policies have already been dealt with, then the dialogue box can also be opened manually by clicking the [Multi] button at the bottom left of the screen.

The system will then open a JOURNAL ENTRY screen and create a Journal recording the receipt of this file and what was opted into or out of.

There is a counter at the bottom of the screen indicating how many files relating to data polices have been stored. Clicking the counter will open a list of these files which can be examined.


Data Statement (SAR) and Personal Data Removal

This tab allows users to create a Data Statement (SAR) relating to this candidate, which can then be sent out and emailed to them for review.


Clicking the [Create] button will generate a Data Statement for this candidate (or Contact).

[   ] Include Null Values:  This will include every field in the database tables, even if they are empty, This is not usually necessary and is best left un-ticked.
[   ] Toolbar Notes and Warnings:  This will include details of text stored in the various 'Text' items available from the Notepad icon at the top of a candidate record. It is probably best to tick this option if you are not sure.


The data statement can be seen in the large white area, and can be copied/pasted from here. the system also generates a *.txt file which can be seen on the [Files & Folders] tab as well as on the [Docs] page of a candidate record.

[Remove]  To remove candidate data from the system, you can click the [Remove] button. This will <BLANK> most details of their record, leaving only basic data such as their NAME, and the Reference Number. The option is protected by a PASSWORD, which should only be given to those personnel you wish to be able to remove this detail.


Note: This will not remove any files from the system. Users will need to look at the [Files and Folders] tab to decide which files they wish to remove.

(The reason for this is that there may be legal documents or information that you would want to keep for statistical purposes, which is allowed under the GDPR regulations and automatically removing this would not be sensible.)


Files & Folders

This tab allows  users to easily see any files or folders  related to either data receipt or policy acceptance.


Clicking the 'sheet of paper' icon will allow users to open the file, whilst the bin will allow users to delete the file.

[Delete All]  This will delete all of the listed files in a single action.  It is protected with a PASSWORD, which you should keep under control.




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  1. Graeme Orchard

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