Cyber Security: A Shared Responsibility

by Michael in Data Protection | posted:

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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?

by Michael in Data Protection | posted:

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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

by Michael in Data Protection | posted:

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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

by Michael in Data Protection | posted:

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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

by Michael in Data Protection | posted:

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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 […]

Schools Need Shredding

by Michael in Data Protection | posted:

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Are you aware of GDPR? Read this first. According to a School week article “66 schools reported data breaches in 2015, including the accidental loss, theft or revealing of information”. The main culprits? Out of date IT equipment and stored data files. They recommend freeing up a staff member three times a week to dust […]

69% of the UK Do Not Trust Businesses with their Personal Information

by Laurence in Data Protection | posted:

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Sharing personal information with a company or organisation is often a vital and necessary part of doing business, or indeed functioning in modern society. But your credit card details, address, telephone number or communication details, all of which are considered personal, can be damaging in the wrong hands. Despite the need for sharing this information, […]