British Airways data breach: Story of the biggest GDPR fine yet!

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Recently, The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) sent a record fine towards British Airways over last years massive data breach. The fine issued will be a record £183 million, which compared to £500 thousand given to Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In this article, we’ll discuss the recent financial threat against British Airways following the […]

GDPR One Year On, What’s Changed?!

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GDPR one year on

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) was first introduced on May 25th last year. Over-riding the previous out-dated Data Protection Regulations (1998); incorporating a more modern outlook. The rules were made to strengthen the individuals’ rights to data privacy. Our UK watchdog ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) are the ones who’ve been monitoring this regulation for businesses in […]

End Of Financial Year Clearout

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For companies; end of financial year is a time to reflect, celebrate and plan out for the following year. Ending this April 1st, 2019 and starting again until April 30th, 2020. This refresh presents the perfect opportunity to get rid of any unnecessary clutter building up around the office.   What Would I Need Shredding […]

Cyber Security: A Shared Responsibility

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Be #CyberAware this month. Remember how the GDPR act (General Data Protection Regulations) was all over the news earlier this year? You couldn’t step out of the shadow of constant “we are updating our privacy policy” emails bordering on dumb irony. It was a non-stop mesh of spam, spam, spam!   Well, spare the frights, […]

What can you do about Nuisance Calls?

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Ring, ring. Ring, ring.   “Hi sir, this is Jim from the pc experts, we see you are having an issue with your computer right?”   “How did you get this number?”   “We are calling because you are having an error, you have virus right?”   “My computer is fine, how did you get […]

Confidential Waste Disposal Regulations

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Before we start talking about how to dispose of confidential waste, it’s a good shout to find out what it is, which is personal information. Personal information is anything that identifies an individual. This is more far-reaching than just a name; including everything from their address, bank details, employee ID and much more.   So, […]

Data Day: GDPR 25/08/2018

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  Inboxes filled to the brim with GDPR opt-in emails. Dozens of “GDPR consultant” roles propping up from nowhere. Waiting hours on the phone to speak with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).   It’s been a mad dash this week for last-minute GDPR readiness. Thankfully, ICO seems to have everything under control… Since November last […]

Protecting the Parish

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The General Data protection Regulations (GDPR) will affect everyone. Even religious institutions. It comes into force on the 25th May 2018.   If you hadn’t had a chance to see our guide, click here   What does this mean for churches?   GDPR is all about strengthening the rights of the public. This could affect […]