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ICO clamps down on non-payment of data protection fees
October 30, 2019

In the past three months, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued 340 fines to organisations that have not paid the data protection fee. The largest fee handed out was for £4,000 and four organisations were made to pay that sum. The ICO’s latest data protection fees trends report revealed that the fees were issued between July 1 and 30 September this year. Most organisations that process personal data must pay a fee and...

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Data breaches hitting more companies than ever
October 28, 2019

An astonishing six in every ten businesses have suffered a data breach in the last three years. Bitdefender   ( )carried out research of more than 6,000 cybersecurity professionals from across the UK, US, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Italy and Spain to compile its global Hacked Off! study. They found that: 90% of data breaches...

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Major Samsung Galaxy s10 and Galaxy Note 10 security flaw exposed
October 23, 2019

Phone giant Samsung has been hit with another security breach after users found the Galaxy S10 model allows anyone to unlock the devices when covered in third-party screen protectors. Now banks have withdrawn fingerprint authentication support on the smartphones after the glitch was revealed last week. Natwest and Nationwide have withdrawn support after it was discovered that anyone was able to unlock devices - not just the device's owner with...

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Are you Brexit Ready? Use our online test.
October 21, 2019

Is your business Brexit Ready? With all the confusion and media attention on Brexit, it’s important you know if your company is prepared for our exit from the European Union. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was desperate to hold a vote on his deal, but the Remainer Speaker John Bercow today blocked his request. The PM has threatened to impose all-night sittings in the Commons this week as he tries to force his deal through...

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The future of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
October 7, 2019

The Privacy Shield has been criticised for failing to provide adequate protection for EU individuals' data. This is the regulatory framework that American companies are guided by to transfer data to and from the EU. It is a voluntary mechanism that US companies can use to legally send and receive data from the EU. Businesses are strongly advised to sign up to the Privacy Shield, particularly if they plan to expand into Europe in the...

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Consumers switch off after data breach
September 30, 2019

In the UK, 44% of consumers claim they will stop spending with a business for several months in the immediate aftermath of a security breach? And 41% of consumers claim they will never return to a business post-breach? This could cause huge revenue losses for companies (Research by PCI Pal) Consumers are beginning to realise that they too could fall victim of data breaches. With the rise of cybercrime, more people than ever before are being...

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iCaaS delighted to be named as a finalist at the Thames Valley Tech Awards
September 26, 2019

At the annual Thames Valley Tech Awards 2019, iCaaS was named as a finalist in the Tech Start-Up category. The glitzy Awards evening took place at the impressive Madejski Stadium in Reading. The second annual Thames Valley Tech Awards honoured the region’s top technology businesses in a dozen categories. The Tech Start-Up category was sponsored by Centerprise International. The Business Magazine The awards were organised by The...

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GDPR and Brexit
September 18, 2019

Deal or no deal? No, this is not a reference to the popular Noel Edmonds gameshow and there are no winners. In the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, with no agreed arrangements covering data protection, the Government is advising organisations to prepare appropriate contracts to ensure any transfer of European Union citizens’ personal data to the UK is compliant with privacy laws. No one knows for certain what will happen with Brexit. What is...

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British Airways data hack victims in-line for pay-outs
September 16, 2019

More than half a million British Airways data hack victims could be in line for pay-outs as the airline launches its own class action lawsuit. However, according to lawyers, the airline has been accused of "swerving responsibility" by trying to limit compensation pay-outs for victims. They have imposed a strict 17-week time limit for claimants to join which critics claim is a bid to reduce the £3 billion pay-out. Up to 600,000 customers...

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Top U.S. executives call for an America-wide privacy law
September 13, 2019

CEO’s of some of America’s biggest data-using companies have urged U.S. lawmakers to implement a national data privacy law. The 51 executives say this will protect their businesses from state privacy laws and defend consumer privacy. The bosses signed an open letter from the trade group Business Roundtable, that was sent to Congressional leaders. Business leaders joined forces to make the request from companies such as Amazon,...

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