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  • 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.

  • School Chalk Board

    How can schools ensure they are GDPR compliant?


    The new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is replacing the current Data Protection Act (DPA) and is set to strengthen and unify all data held within an organisation.

  • questions

    GDPR: What can you prove?


    Within the immense framework that is GDPR, there is one clause that invokes a topic in the security community that is particularly interesting, though not very much fun: audit logging. When you read Article 30 that covers “Records of Processing” you see that data processors and controllers need to be able to show how and when data was processed and be able to prove it. Typically this comes in the form of some type of application or security log that provides an audit trail of the actions taken against data from the time of its creation to its erasure.

  • Files

    GDPR Subject Access Requests


    Handling subject access requests (“SAR”) effectively and within the legal timeframe remains a challenge for many employers especially where SARs are becoming increasingly onerous

  • The human brain

    Dealing with subject access requests under GDPR


    Under the new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which will come into force on 25 May 2018, individuals will benefit from heightened rights in terms of their ability to request and access personal data from any entities holding such data about them.

  • Data masking hacker

    Data masking: Anonymisation or pseudonymisation?

    Among the arsenal of IT security techniques available, pseudonymisation or anonymisation is highly recommended by the GDPR regulation. Such techniques reduce risk and assist “data processors” in fulfilling their data compliance regulations.

  • Video Conferencing Privacy

    How to keep video conferencing GDPR compliant


    The countdown to GDPR is on. The legislation marks a crackdown in terms of where data is stored in the cloud, with stricter fines for businesses in breach of those regulations.

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    Elizabeth Denham’s Full Speech on Cyber Security and Data Protection


    Elizabeth Denham, UK Information Commissioner, ICO talked about how cyber security and data protection are inextricably linked in her speech at the CBI Cyber Security Conference on 13 September 2017.

  • Data Security

    8 tips to securely dispose of your end of life data assets


    In preparation of GDPR, it is vital that your business has a process in place to securely and responsibly dispose of end of life data assets. 

  • Laptop Project

    How to manage a GDPR project


    Compliance with the GDPR is likely to be a key project for many companies, especially the far reaching nature of the requirements under the GDPR and potential fines for non-compliance of up to 4% of annual worldwide turnover.