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Schools Need Shredding

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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 Out of date IT equipment and stored data files.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


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, […]

GDPR or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Data Protection Act

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GDPR has become a dirty word. Article after article dispels it as the business apocalypse. If you take one look at the news on data protection, it’s a divisive subject that has erupted into scaremongering. The biggest tactic when talking about GDPR is the massive fines. Since we first reported on GDPR, the information commissioner’s […]

Charity crackdown – Why 13 major charities were fined between 2015-17


Cause of the fine The information commissioners office (ICO) is an independent UK authority. They work to protect the privacy rights of individuals. Between 2015-17 they oversaw an investigation into charities fundraising activities. In total, 13 major charitable organisations faced fines of £180,000 collectively. Charities breached donor privacy in the following ways to secure further […]

GDPR Introduction Guide


We’re a business who pride ourselves on helping to keep thousands of UK businesses complaint, across a range of different legislation governed areas. GDPR is an upcoming piece of legislation that will affect every business, no matter how small. Here’s a quick introductory guide to get you up to speed with the new General Data […]

How Personalised Data will Affect you in the Future


Whether you like it or not, in almost everything you do online, you’re giving away data about yourself, and your habits, to certain companies. For many years, businesses have been using this data back against you, to sell you products, suggest things to you and tailored their services to suit you. Even reading this very […]