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Consent & the GDPR – what are you agreeing to?

By |2018-05-17T13:59:29+00:00May 17th, 2018|

If you lead any kind of online life you will have probably been inundated with emails imploring you to confirm and continue your various subscriptions.  The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has had the unexpected benefit of allowing all of us to finally dispose of some of those deeply irritating messages that clog up our Discover more

Taking GDPR Seriously

By |2018-05-17T13:59:08+00:00May 17th, 2018|

‘Serious’ is one of those words in the English language that has multiple meanings depending on context.  When we suggest that you should take the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) seriously we do not mean that there is a chance that you might regard it as a source of great mirth or even hilarity; if Discover more

Vendor Management

By |2018-05-17T13:58:19+00:00May 17th, 2018|

We live and function in a connected world and there are few if any businesses who don’t rely day to day on external vendors.  They might be a delivery company, getting your goods to your customers, or delivering vital raw goods to your business for further processing.  Your IT services may well be outsourced, sometimes Discover more

Disaster Recovery

By |2018-05-17T13:57:24+00:00May 17th, 2018|

Backup and disaster recovery planning is, unfortunately, one of those things that too many companies pay lip service to.  It is time-consuming, it needs to be regularly reviewed and updated, it should be tested periodically and it doesn’t appear to add anything to the profitability of the business. This is all true until something goes Discover more

Cybersecurity and Data Breach Notification

By |2018-05-17T14:00:02+00:00May 16th, 2018|

Contained within the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an obligation to notify the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) of a data breach which meets certain criteria: The GDPR introduces a duty on all organisations to report certain types of personal data breach to the relevant supervisory authority. You must do this within 72 hours of Discover more

Operational Impact of the GDPR

By |2018-05-17T14:00:26+00:00May 16th, 2018|

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes effective on the 25th of May 2018.  It represents a major shift in the way data is treated; it is significant that in the midst of their current troubles Facebook are now suggesting that it is the gold standard to which their global operations should adhere.  There is Discover more

How To Respond To A Subject Access Request

By |2018-02-15T15:11:23+00:00February 15th, 2018|

Subject Access Request is the right to see and reclaim personal data held on you is enshrined in the current Data Protection Act (DPA) and those rights will be enhanced under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from May 2018.

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