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  • Facebook

    Cambridge Analytica and Facebook: surviving the mindset revolution


    I bet you never thought taking one of those innocuous Facebook quizzes would lead to the election of Donald Trump?

  • contract agreement

    GDPR deep dive: how to implement the ‘right to be forgotten’


    For banks and other financial institutions one of the key challenges of GDPR will be how to implement the right to erasure (a.k.a. the right to be forgotten). 

  • Healthcare

    What do healthcare organisations need to consider when preparing for GDPR?


    As we know the new rules brought in by GDPR will reinforce current legislation with the addition of some new requirements. Any organisation, including those in the healthcare sector, controlling or processing personally identifiable data will need to comply with GDPR.

  • Report

    GDPR: Changing the ways businesses interact with their customers


    From 25 May 2018 the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) will be replaced by The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and it will bring important changes to the ways data is stored and processed by businesses.

  • software

    The 7 elements of GDPR software security compliance


    By now, you’re probably aware that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming. Taking effect on May 25, 2018, GDPR aims to unify the European Union (EU) on common data protection practices. Bringing more control and higher standards, this regulation will affect how firms gather, store, and use data pertaining to EU residents.

  • Back to School

    Why all teachers and staff must be ready for GDPR


    Schools have their own special set of challenges when preparing for GDPR and imminent EU rules will radically change the way all organisations have to look after personal data.

  • Return fraud receipt

    Return fraud and fake receipts up for sale on the deep & dark web


    As online sales in the UK rose by 3.6% in 2017, there is an ongoing need for online retailers to enhance their customer experience and in turn sustain rapid growth.

  • Online settings screen

    The impact of GDPR on the technology sector


    According to report by, the majority of UK companies are still unaware of their responsibilities when it comes to the protection of personal identifiable information under GDPR and the technology sector is no different.

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    The data protection directive versus the GDPR


    When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect, it will replace the Data Protection Directive (DPD) – becoming enforceable by May 25, 2018. The following is a detailed explanation of the differences between the DPD and the GDPR.

  • GDPR and the recruitment industry

    What does GDPR mean for the recruitment industry?


    Though data breaches may grab the most headlines, becoming GDPR compliant goes much broader than just taking them more seriously.

  • Privacy

    Personal data breaches: the responsibility of the data processor


    One of the aims of GDPR is “accountability” and this is emphasised when it comes to personal data breaches – that is breaches of security which lead to damage. The potential damage is clearly illustrated in Recital 85 of the GDPR to include “discrimination, identity theft or fraud, financial loss, unauthorised reversal of pseudonymisation, damage to reputation, loss of confidentiality”.

  • Information Lifecycle

    GDPR and the information lifecycle


    I’m keen to change the perception that General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will act as a drag on organisations. I also want to avoid others falling into the trap of thinking the only inducement for an organisation to comply is to avoid a fine.

  • networking and GDPR

    How do business cards sit with GDPR?


    Think back to the last business event you attended. You likely met new contacts and at some point may have said, “Here, drop me a line,” reaching into your pocket to produce your details embossed on a flashy, tactile card.

  • Chain weak point

    Don’t let your cache be your GDPR weak point


    Every system has its weak point. Remember when Luke Skywalker bulls-eyed a small thermal exhaust port with proton torpedos, causing a chain reaction that blew up the Death Star? Okay, it’s an extreme (and fictitious) example. However it reminds us that we must be vigilant about protecting small parts of our IT infrastructure, including the cache.

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    GDPR and Google Analytics


    Many businesses use Google Analytics as their only web analytics tool and are very happy with it.

  • Open banking and GDPR

    Open banking and GDPR, is there a clash?


    Open banking is here, that means you can give third parties access to the data held about you by your bank. GDPR is to be enforceable come May of this year, this regulation protects customer privacy. But is there a clash between the two regulations?

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    10 ways cybersecurity will evolve in the next five years


    Looking back just 10 years, the cyber threat landscape is almost unrecognisable. Back then most IT security threats were unsophisticated malware programs (mostly viruses, worms or trojans) written by people whose main aim was simply to cause trouble.

  • Meetings

    Balancing a warm corporate welcome and GDPR


    Worth £193bn annually to the UK economy, face-to-face business remains king, so how can UK organisations strike the right balance between a smooth check-in for visitors and meeting the forthcoming GDPR requirements?

  • Computer Animation

    PSD2: Are you ready for strong customer authentication (SCA)?


    Let’s start with the basics, The Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) was officially published by the European Commission in December 2015 and follows on from the First Payment Services Directive (PSD1), which was implemented in 2009.

  • Technology GDPR Compliance

    Five added benefits of GDPR compliance


    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will bring about a massive overhaul in data protection laws for EU citizens when it goes into effect on May 25, 2018.