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Digital tech firms head to Basingstoke
June 24, 2019

Basingstoke has been named as one of the top locations in the UK for investment in digital tech companies.With deals worth more than £425 million between 2015 and 2018, the town’s commitment to promoting emerging tech has paid off.The town is the fourth best place for investment, just behind London, Cambridge and Abingdon.M3 corridorWith its proximity to the fast-growing M3 tech corridor, Basingstoke is ideally situated...

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GDPR – What next?
June 24, 2019

GDPR has empowered people like never before to control their own personal data. One year in, it’s clear that the full impact of GDPR still hasn’t been felt and that there is very real feeling that we will soon start seeing companies of all sizes being brought to book for failing to adhere to legislation.FinesWhat is very clear is that we will see more penalties in the near future.There are several major investigations currently...

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Credit scores used to tailor ads from Facebook data
June 24, 2019

A new report out raises fresh questions over Facebook’s data-sharing deals.  According to The Intercept, advertisers are able to use Facebook-provided data to target ads based on a user’s credit score.Worryingly, there are claims that Facebook may be trying to boost ad sales by handing over user data.It is also claimed Facebook has helped at least one company direct its ads at users based on their presumed credit rating.The...

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No excuses for non-payment of Data Protection Fees says ICO
June 24, 2019

UK organisations are required to pay the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) an annual data protection fee unless they are exempt. The fee payable depends on the tier of the organisation, and ranges from £40 to £2,900.Companies could also be fined a massive £4,350 if “aggravating factors” are present, and the funds thus recovered go not to the ICO, but to the Treasury.Organisations who process individuals’ data are required to...

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Uber faces legal action for GDPR non-compliance
June 24, 2019

Uber drivers are threatening to take legal action over claims the company has refused to disclose personal information it holds on them under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).Four drivers claim the company is simply failing to comply with EU data disclosure obligations.They say the driver hailing app has failed to disclose the personal information that it holds on them and they are in breach of Article 15 of GDPR, which...

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HMRC forced to delete five million voice files
June 24, 2019

The HMRC has started deleting the voice biometric data of five million taxpayers collected unlawfully but say they still plan to continue using the system despite the controversy.The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ruled the collection of voice biometric data from five million people by the UK’s tax authority is in violation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and therefore the records must be...

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What is a GDPR data processing agreement (DPA)?
June 7, 2019

One important element of the legislation is the requirement for data controllers to enter into a Data Processing Agreement (DPA) with data processors.Most businesses rely on third parties to process personal data. Whether it’s an email client, a cloud storage service, or website analytics software, you must have a data processing agreement with each of these services to achieve GDPR compliance.The term “processing refers to anything you...

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GDPR Certification
June 7, 2019

GDPR certification refers to becoming legally compliant with the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).This is a feature of GDPR law that allows people or entities to receive certification from approved certification bodies to show both the EU and consumers that they are in compliance with GDPR.Certification is scalable and can be different for organizations of differing...

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What is the Right to Be Forgotten?
June 5, 2019

The implementation of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) means that organizations must protect the personal data of EU citizens and covers any data that could feasibly be used to identify an individual. This can include medical records, genetic information or economic information.The Right to be Forgotten, also known as right to erasure, is the concept that individuals have the civil right to request that personal...

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Is Facebook GDPR compliant?
June 5, 2019

GDPR was implemented to help protect people’s privacy. One of the most important concerns for people today is their privacy and the risk of losing important personal information.Research carried out on 7,500 consumers in France, Germany, Italy, the UK and the U.S by RSA Data Privacy & Security Report revealed that 80% of consumers said lost banking and financial data is a top concern while lost security information such as...

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