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GDPR doesn’t have to ruin your Christmas
December 10, 2019

“He’s making a list,   “He’s checking it twice, “He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice,   “Santa Claus is in contravention of Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679.”1 The festive joke may have raised a few laughs on the IC Ho Ho Ho (ICO – Information Commissioner’s Office) website and on social media, but it also raises some serious seasonal questions around...

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Estate Agents warned to get GDPR compliant after huge German fine
December 3, 2019

UK estate agents have been told they must get their data collection in order following a controversial German law case The National Association of Estate Agents has now told its members to review their retention procedures. Berlin property company Deutsche Wohnen has been fined more than £12.4m (€14.5m) due to a GDPR breach. The company allegedly retained old customer data, which is a breach of administrative obligations, rather than a...

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Privacy \ Technology
Private text messages of millions of Americans exposed online
December 2, 2019

A major data breach has leaked the texts and usernames of more than 100 million Americans. According to vpnMentor, a company that ranks virtual private networks (VPN), the database of a company called TrueDialog was compromised allegedily. The company is a US-based enterprise communications firm, providing "Enterprise-Grade SMS Texting Solutions." The database of 604GB included unencrypted passwords and the contents of SMS messages....

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OnePlus Confirms Data Breach
November 28, 2019

For the second time in two years, smartphone maker OnePlus has been the victim of a cyberattack. Hackers accessed thousands of OnePlus customer data through a vulnerability in the vendor's website. The company admitted that hackers had accessed sensitive details including customers’ contact numbers, names and addresses but stressed that no payment information and passwords had been accessed. They also added that if customers had...

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The business model of Google and Facebook threatens human rights, it’s been claimed.
November 25, 2019

A new report by Amnesty International claims that Facebook and Google’s surveillance poses an unprecedented danger to human rights. The group has now called for the core business model of both companies to be dramatically overhauled. Due to the mass aggregation of personal data, they claim this is violating people’s right to privacy and restricts freedom of expression. The rise of big data, and big data analytics, creating a "golden age...

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Document Generator – customer success
November 25, 2019

iCaaS’s easy-to-use, intuitive system allows you to create bespoke GDPR compliant policies and documents using our document generator. Organisations must, therefore, ensure personal data is securely disposed of when no longer needed. This then reduces the risk that information will become inaccurate, out of date or irrelevant. The Document Generator allows bespoke documents and policies with version control to be generated and automatically...

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iCaaS are proud sponsors of The Ocean5
November 20, 2019

Here at iCaaS we are incredibly proud to sponsor an epic adventure by iCaaS Chairman and co-founder Kevin Gaskell and his Ocean5 team. Rowing across the Atlantic is not a challenge completed by many. But for Gaskell, the world’s toughest row race is just another feat of endurance he’s taking on. Gaskell and his team are planning to start their epic journey in early December from La Gomera, Canary Islands to English Harbour, Antigua and...

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What does the General Election mean for GDPR?
November 19, 2019

The Information Commissioner has sent out letters to the main political parties, reminding them that they must comply with data protection laws ahead of the forthcoming election on December 12. There’s no doubt that the ICO is very strict about the use of data in political campaigning. Letter The letter read: “A dedicated election hub for parties and campaigns has also been created on the ICO website, along with an updated ‘Be Data...

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Help raise money for Children in Need with the Annual Duck Sweepstake 2019
November 15, 2019

A fantastic idea to help raise cash for today’s Children in Need is the Annual Duck Race Sweepstake. The fun starts at 1pm today and everyone can join in. This year’s contenders will pass through a series of obstacles designed to make a thrilling race. You can download a printable kit from their website to join in the fun and raise some all-important funds for Children in Need. So, whether you’re working in an office today or at home,...

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Privacy \ Technology
A flaw in Amazon’s Ring doorbell could have allowed hackers to control homes
November 15, 2019

Hackers might have gained unauthorised access to the internet-connected Ring doorbell and potentially any other devices connected to it. A security vulnerability which was discovered could have allowed cyber criminals to intercept the owner's wi-fi networks. Since the possible breach was discovered, Ring Doorbell Pro cameras have now received a security patch to mitigate the issue. The home security devices have become one of the...

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