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, Waste Disposal | 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 Out of date IT equipment and stored data files.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:


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

by Michael in Data Protection, Small Business Tips | posted:

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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

by Michael in Charity, Data Protection, Lunchtime Read | posted:


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 […]

How to prevent a data breach

by Michael in Data Protection, Small Business Tips, Workplace Safety | posted:


Personal information is the currency of the digital age. Companies compete with one another to market accordingly to the consumer. However, storing such information has led to many breaches over the years. In the wake of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a data breach can destroy a company’s reputation and finances. How could your data […]