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by John Upham
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 384
Views: 16320

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

I've have checked my diary and have a subsequent engagement on that day.
by John Upham
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John H Watts (6th June 1934 - 25th March 2018)
Replies: 7
Views: 1140

John H Watts (6th June 1934 - 25th March 2018)

I am saddened to learn of the passing of John H Watts (6th June 1934 - 25th March 2018). John was Secretary of the Surrey Border League for many years as well as Secretary of the Fleet & Farnborough Chess Club. He had been suffering quite severely from dementia for several months. The funeral will b...
by John Upham
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?
Replies: 65
Views: 7112

Re: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?

Nick Grey wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:54 pm
Just choose the right one after a legal process.
What sort of legal process would you favour ?

I ask this since you declared that you know "a whole lot more" or words to that effect.
by John Upham
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?
Replies: 65
Views: 7112

Re: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?

What is more my understanding is that under GDPR it is up to the ECF to ensure that it has the permissions by contacting those on its lists. Would you hazard a guess as to the proportion of persons that are listed on the ECF Master List (let us say 130,000 ?) for which the ECF has up-to-date email ...
by John Upham
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?
Replies: 65
Views: 7112

Re: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?

Neill Cooper wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:24 am
How many of these people have given permission to the ECF to store and circulate their dates of birth?

I have so that is one to start with.
by John Upham
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?
Replies: 65
Views: 7112

Re: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?

He appeals to the ICO, citing Section 36, which decides in his favour on the grounds that his personal data is now being used for a collective purpose (informing third parties) rather than for the singular domestic purpose to which he'd assented (playing a chess game) Would this judgement apply als...
by John Upham
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?
Replies: 65
Views: 7112

Re: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?

NickFaulks wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:43 pm
John Upham wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:00 pm
I feel that my head has moved closer to the EU chopping block!
You still have three months to move to somewhere without an extradition treaty. Ecuador has nice weather.
I asked Julian about Ecuadorian weather. All he can see is grey skies and police persons.
by John Upham
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?
Replies: 65
Views: 7112

Re: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?

GPDR is something about Member States in EU which we are leaving? The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the wa...
by John Upham
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?
Replies: 65
Views: 7112

GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?

On ​25 May 2018 The GDPR will replace the current Directive and will be directly applicable in all Member States without the need for implementing national legislation. What are the implications for Leagues that have implemented an LMS ? I feel that my head has moved closed to the EU chopping block !
by John Upham
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Phil Ehr
Replies: 19
Views: 4522

Re: Phil Ehr

NickFaulks wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:27 pm

But we don't need to be told that, do we? Apart from the Democrat bit, since he was a lifelong Republican until last year.

And we all know how wrong Mr. Churchill was to change affiliation !
by John Upham
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: New Berkshire Prospect
Replies: 20
Views: 1947

Re: New Berkshire Prospect

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:35 am
If you ask "which form of chess benefits most from being played at the weekend?", you don't come up with local league chess as the answer.
Who has provided this answer who wishes league chess to flourish and grow ?
by John Upham
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: New Berkshire Prospect
Replies: 20
Views: 1947

Re: New Berkshire Prospect

I spoke with his Dad at the London Junior. He was very helpful in providing pro bono translation services when I spoke to the other French players in the tournament I was arbiting. :) Their French chess club is open daily, and has full-time paid staff, supported by a local government funding. He ge...
by John Upham
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: New Berkshire Prospect
Replies: 20
Views: 1947

Re: New Berkshire Prospect

Leonard Barden wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:03 pm
John Upham wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:16 pm
One of the stand out grades from the recently published list is that of

Rajat Makkar, aged 10.

I suspect that is quite good amongst ten year olds in the UK.

His Fide affiliation is FRA.

Back to earth with a bump : what am I thinking ?
by John Upham
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: New Berkshire Prospect
Replies: 20
Views: 1947

New Berkshire Prospect

One of the stand out grades from the recently published list is that of

Rajat Makkar, aged 10.

I suspect that is quite good amongst ten year olds in the UK.

Liam Blanc has risen from his estimate of 144 to 210. Again, not too shabby.
by John Upham
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Insurance for teaching in schools
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Insurance for teaching in schools

My usual insurer which provides my public liability cover has increased the renewal premium in the standard cynical manner that insurers tend to do.

Could I ask anyone to name their insurance provider so as I could obtain an alternative quotation ?

I use "Simply Business" right now.