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General Data Protection Regulation – What you need to know as a virtual assistant for the new GDPR

GDPR data protection

New EU regulations come into force 25 May 2018 – General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) You must tell people who is responsible for the data you hold and process – this person must be registered with ICO Data processors now also have direct obligations to process data correctly – as a virtual assistant processing any…

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Data Protection and the Virtual Assistant

Do it now - motivation for virtual assistants

Data Protection is one of those areas where if you ask 10 different people “Do I need to be registered?” you’ll get 10 different answers.  So we wanted to clear this one up: As a UK VA, you DO need to be registered. Already registered?  Click here to find yourself on the list and to…

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#VACollab16 VA Ethics

So I promised we would pop a few takeaway thoughts up online for those of you who were unable to make it along to #VACollab16 – oh but what fun you missed!  A really fantastic day organised by Angela Dawson and Nicola Burt Skinner, I cannot recommend highly enough for newbie virtual assistants and old…

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Virtual Assistants and Law Firms

We are in the midst of a technological revolution and suddenly everyone has access to the newest and latest technology. School children have smart phones with more computing power than the computers that put the first rocket on the moon. Despite this abundance of new technology there is still a lack of acceptance by some…

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An interesting video post from Michelle @ Virtual Miss Friday on Plagiarism… More info on Michelle’s site here: http://www.virtualmissfriday.com/michelle/plagiarism

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Sale Now On!

We’re having a sale… Get your SVA Goodies at a very discounted price until end of February.  We even flung in some juicy extras. There’s a few here even I had forgotten about – time to stock up on your reading!

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Part 2: What’s in a name? Caroline’s horror story

Back in 2004 when I set up I scouted around for a memorable name that described what I did.  I spent weeks toying with descriptions of what I did, job titles, colours, positive words, a thesaurus full of “online” variations, and I tried them all in different combinations to come up with a company name. …

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Part 1: What’s in a name?

“That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” But it sure as heck matters when it comes to marketing!!!  Picking your name is so important, spend some time on it and make sure you get it right. As the profession booms, it’s harder and harder to find something unique…

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