It's the Christmas quiz

It’s the DBX Big Christmas Quiz!

Take a break and test yourself on the stuff that counts…

If your office is anything like ours, you’re probably looking for every reason to start winding down. And why not?!

So, make yourself a cuppa, hunt down another mince pie and prepare to tackle the DBX Big Xmas Quiz.

And, seeing as some of the questions have been taken from this year’s blogs and some taken from, er, Christmas crackers, you may need to be more switched on than you think…

Good luck.

Ready? Here we go:

Q1. What is ‘DBX’ an abbreviation of?

Q2. What does ‘GDPR’ stand for?

Q3. Who said: “If, at first, you don’t succeed, give up.”?

Q4. What is the ‘ICO’?

Q5. What kind of motorbike does Santa ride?

Q6. What 2 global travel-related companies made data breach news in 2018?

Q7. What does a Data Controller do?

Q8. What does a Data Processor do?

Q9. Name 3 things that could be categorised as data ‘processing’.

Q10. What does Miley Cyrus have for Christmas dinner?

Q11. How many valid lawful bases are there for processing data?

Q12. Name 2 identifiers that constitute an individual’s ‘personal data’.

Q13. Name 2 categories that make up ‘Special Category Data’.

Q14. What do you call a group of vainglorious chess players in a hotel lobby?

Q15. What’s the timeframe for responding to a Subject Access Request?

Q16. What is the ‘right to erasure’?

Q17. In e-marketing, what’s a ‘soft opt-in’?

Q18. How will Christmas dinner be different after Brexit?

Q19. Why are Data Protection Impact Assessments useful?

Q20. What’s one of the least safe passwords you can have?

Q21. What are the potential financial penalties in the event of a data breach?

Q22. What is Santa’s favourite pizza?

Q23. What award did Databasix win earlier this year?                           

Q24. According to customers, what’s the most popular type of DBX support?

Q25. What happened to the man who stole an Advent calendar?                                   


1. Databasix. 2. General Data Protection Regulation. 3. Homer Jay Simpson, Sr. 4. Information Commissioner’s Office (an independent authority set up to uphold information rights and data privacy for individuals). 5. A Holly Davidson. 6. British Airways and Uber. 7. Determines how and why any personal data stored is processed. 8. Processes data on behalf of the data controller. 9. Collecting, holding, organising, altering, updating, analysing, retrieving, disclosing, transmitting, sharing, withholding, blocking, erasing or destroying. 10. Twerky. 11. 6: consent, contract, legal obligation, vital interests, public task and legitimate interests. 12. Name, address, date of birth or IP address. 13. Racial or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or philosophical beliefs; trade union membership; data concerning health or sex life and sexual orientation; genetic data; biometric data. 14. Chess nuts boasting in an open foyer. 15. 30 days. 16. The right for an individual to have their personal data erased, requested either verbally or in writing. 17. Using a similar reason to previously as permission to keep in touch with a customer without the need for new or overt consent. 18. No Brussels. 19. They help you mitigate against major data mishaps within your business. 20. 12345 or PASSWORD. 21. €20M or 4% of your global business turnover. 22. One that’s deep-pan, crisp and even. 23. Vale4Business Small Business of the Year. 24. Regular phone support calls. 25. He got 25 days.

How did you get on?

Full marks? Then bravo – crack open the sherry, go find another mince pie and feel free to proudly post your results!

In fact, if you’re feeling particularly numerate, why not work out your overall percentage too? (Don’t worry if your adding up isn’t so great or percentages aren’t your thing. Instead, take comfort from the fact that there are 3 types of people in this world: those who can count and those who can’t…)


One more blog ‘til Christmas…

Well, that’s nearly it from us for this year. Apart from one more blog to come and fielding any last-minute customer calls, we’re going to start our New Year resolution early – and make sure we do a proper December wind-down.

We hope you get to do the same and if you do have an office party planned, here’s to your glass never being empty and your photocopier always being full of toner 😊

Until next time...