Category: Business

Business \ GDPR \ Privacy
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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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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Travelex suffers a ransomware cyber-attack
January 8, 2020

Foreign currency trader Travelex has fallen victim to a cyber-attack from a ransomware gang called Sodinokibi. The criminals behind the hack told the BBC they are demanding $6m (£4.6m) or company computer systems will be deleted, and customer data sold online. Cashiers have been resorting to using pen and paper to keep money moving at cash desks in airports and on high streets, but orders online have been affected. The breach was first...

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ICO issues first UK fine under GDPR to a London pharmacy for £275k
January 7, 2020

Doorstep Dispensaree, based in Edgware, north London has been fined a whopping £275,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for “cavalier” disposal of records about vulnerable care home residents. The pharmacy, which supplies medicines to individuals and care homes, stored approximately 500,000 documents containing care home patients’ names, addresses, dates of birth, NHS numbers, medical information and prescriptions in its...

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iCaaS goes from strength to strength
December 19, 2019

WHEN Nicola Hartland is asked about her line of work, she’s usually met with rolled eyes. GDPR is not the sexiest of topics but it’s certainly the buzz word of the moment in the business world. “People tend to think of GDPR as boring and too complex to get their heads around,” says Hartland, iCaaS CEO and co-founder. “That may be true, but it’s certainly an area that all businesses now have to address.” Adding: “That’s...

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iCaaS launches online GDPR awareness training to protect UK businesses
December 17, 2019

Did you know that most data breaches in the UK are down to human error? A staggering 88% are not caused by hackers but rather they are mistakes that could easily be avoided with proper training. And 37% of those are caused by sending sensitive information to the wrong recipient - mostly via email.1 Here at iCaaS, we offer training as part of our comprehensive software solution as we know how important it is to minimise the risk of data...

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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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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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