DATE December 17, 2015 5:30 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY News

LIBE paves the way for new DP law

Civil Liberties Euro MPs voted today in favour of reform to the data protection legislation in Europe. Read the official press release here http://bit.ly/1NVkJyW. The new rules will bring about significant changes to most UK organisations. An official EU press conference is planned for 21st December. The new legislation is...
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DATE December 17, 2015 1:49 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY News

A flavour of November news

Talk Talk hack estimated to cost up to £35m http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34784980 VTech hack exposes 6m kids and 5m adults’ data https://www.vtech.com/en/press_release/2015/faq-about-data-breach-on-vtech-learning-lodge/ Starwood Hotels (USA) hit by malware introduced to tills http://www.scmagazine.com/starwood-hotels-hit-with-pos-malware/article/455395/ TuneCore (online music site) database breached http://www.scmagazineuk.com/tunecore-database-hacked-personal-customer-data-stolen/article/458660/ Adele fans’ data compromised on ticket website through insecure code http://www.scmagazineuk.com/it-isnt-over-adele-fans-security-breached/article/456749/ Pearson VUE...
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DATE December 17, 2015 1:48 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY News

ICO Launches new data sharing video

The ICO has launched a really informative new video on data sharing available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJJJomQeuEg#action=share. It will give may comfort in the manner in which it runs through the various data sharing scenarios and proposes/re-enforces the ICOs risk and circumstantial based approach.
DATE July 8, 2015 12:32 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY News

Charity fundraising under the spotlight

Yesterday the BBC published a story putting charity fundraising under scrutiny. Having worked with a few large charities I can see the difficulties they face. Many charities employ third party collectors or agencies to engage the public and collect donations and/or introduce new regular donors. This is a pure out...
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DATE June 4, 2015 1:32 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY News

Staying safe during a video conference

There have been many stories in the news recently concerning online privacy. These days, it is vital to make sure you take the necessary steps to secure yourself when using the internet. Companies employing video conferencing equipment also need to be vigilant. Video conferencing can bring many excellent benefits to...
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DATE May 22, 2015 1:33 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY News

£3m pay out for “Crazy Miss Bonkers”

Data, like everything in life eventually reaches the end of its usefulness – it becomes un-necessary to fulfil or support the purpose for which it was collected. It’s a natural part of the data lifecycle. Unavoidable. And at that point it should be destroyed – properly. Within the Data Protection...
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DATE March 13, 2015 1:33 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY News

Five steps to secure data

Data protection has been in the spotlight for the last few years as more and more cases of theft and security breaches occur. A recent study by Symantec found that consumers in the UK lack confidence in data protection, and believe that both businesses and the Government fail to do...
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DATE March 10, 2015 1:34 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY News

Facebook’s privacy policy under scrutiny

Millions of people use social media on a daily basis to update their friends, family and colleagues on their lives. Electronic communication plays an important role in our lives, with many of using social media every single day. The most popular social network used across the world is Facebook, boasting...
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DATE March 9, 2015 1:34 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY News

Data Anonymisation added to DataWISE

Data anonymisation functionality has been added to the DataWISE information governance management system. It is now possible to create an archived data set record in the Assets tab and record information about how it has been anonymised. We’ve also drafted a standard Data Anonymisation Policy and Procedure which is available...
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