GDPR \ iCaaS \ Privacy
Data Advice For The Hospitality Industry
July 7, 2020

Pubs opened at the weekend, brilliant news for the industry. But in addition to creating enough space to allow for the 1m+ distancing rule, many businesses will need to brush up on their data protection awareness. The government’s high-level guidance for pubs, bars and restaurants is asking owners and operators in England to keep a temporary record of customers’ contact detail for 21 days. BEIS is designing a system to support this and that...

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I’ll have a side order of data security please!
July 2, 2020

How the hospitality industry can comply with data protection law as lockdown eases  On June 23rd, Britons received the news that so many were eagerly anticipating; lockdown restrictions were finally to be eased. As of July 4th, we are allowed to return to their pubs, bars, and restaurants. However, there are certain quid pro quos attached to the re-opening of these establishments, one being that proprietors are to shoulder part of the...

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Business \ iCaaS
The Scotsman features iCaaS
February 25, 2020

iCaaS CEO Nicola Hartland found a gap in the GDPR market and went on to build a successful business. Her incredible journey to success was featured in The Scotsman, both in print and online. See the article online here:...

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Deepfake video goes viral
February 19, 2020

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if the 1985 classic Back to the Future was remade with Ironman and Spiderman? If so, then take a look at this deepfake video which has gone viral. Doc Brown and Marty McFly are two of the most iconic characters in movie history. The faces of Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland have now been superimposed over the original actors Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox in this latest deepfake...

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Cupid fails to shoot an arrow at Facebook in time for Valentine’s Day
February 14, 2020

The rollout of Facebook Dating has been delayed to an unknown date after privacy regulators raised concerns about their data compliance. Even though romantics in the U.S. have had access to the app’s dating feature for the past six months, Europeans looking for love will have to wait a little longer to meet their potential soulmates. Facebook Dating, the company's in-app dating feature, was initially set to be launched on February 13, just...

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Data privacy and the link to corporate social responsibility
February 12, 2020

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is increasingly linked to data privacy which is now embedded in corporate strategy. There’s no denying that adopting better data management can guarantee competitive advantages, especially in international markets. The finance industry has seen a definite increase in banks committing to CSR and taking a closer look at governance, environmental and social issues. Banks in particular are positioning...

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GDPR \ Legal
Sensitive data dumped in council skip outside offices
February 3, 2020

Payroll, council tax arrears and bank details were amongst a pile of sensitive information left exposed in an open skip. The A4 lever arch folder belonging to Gloucester City Council, contained 350 pages of data, within which there were 37 pieces of paper with at least 30 individuals’ private data. The information was dated 2013 and was discarded in the skip alongside office equipment after workers cleared out the former office of the city...

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How Brexit will affect businesses and data privacy
January 30, 2020

The sharing of personal data between EU member states and the UK is vital for business supply chains to function and public authorities to deliver effective public services. Personal data will continue to flow until the end of this year when a longer term solution will be put in place.  However in the event of ‘no deal’, EU law will require additional measures to be put in place by UK companies when personal data is transferred from...

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Privacy \ Technology
Sensitive personal data of thousands of porn stars leaked online
January 17, 2020

More than 4,000 porn stars have had highly sensitive private information exposed online by an adult website. Cyber security researchers vpnMentor, a VPN comparison site, claim they found an open folder on PussyCash’s Amazon web server containing 875,000 files. PussyCash own multiple porn websites and hosts affiliation programs for multiple adult sites, paying webmasters for traffic sent to the sites through banners and exit traffic. The...

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Dixons Carphone fined £500,000 after millions of customers’ personal data was lost
January 14, 2020

Point-of-sale computers in Currys PC World and Dixons Travel shops suffered a cyber-attack affecting 14million customers. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), imposed the maximum £500,000 fine to DSG Retail Limited (DSG) under the previous data protection legislation (Data Protection Act 1998), which was in force when the incident occurred. However, they warned that the fine would have been much higher under the GDPR laws which carry...

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