Category: GDPR

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Troubleshooting GDPR Practitioner - Megan Kane
November 20, 2019

This is Megan Kane. She is a GDPR troubleshooter at iCaaS and knows how to manage and navigate the complexities of the regulation.Kane is one of the founding team, a proud shareholder of the company and has seen it grow from strength to strength.She is one of the youngest qualified GDPR practitioners in Europe. Her wealth of data security experience provides help and guidance to organisations struggling to overcome the ongoing challenge...

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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.LetterThe 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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Home Group suffers possible data breach
November 5, 2019

One of the UK’s biggest housing associations in the UK may have suffered a data leak.The Home Group, which is based in Newcastle, has notified around 4000 customers that their personal details may have been stolen.The BBC revealed that customer names, addresses and contact information had been compromised, but no financial data.The charity provides rented homes to more than 116,000 people in 55,000 properties in England and...

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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   (https://www.techradar.com/news/data-breaches-hitting-more-companies-than-ever )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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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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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex sues Mail on Sunday over breach of GDPR
October 2, 2019

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is suing the Mail on Sunday newspaper after they published a handwritten letter she’d sent to her estranged father.A statement was issued on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s official website and she started proceedings in the high court over the misuse of private information, infringement of copyright and breach of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).Her husband Prince Harry spoke candidly about how...

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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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Landmark ruling restricts online privacy law
September 25, 2019

The European Court of Justice has limited the reach of the privacy law known as “the right to be forgotten”.The court has ruled that the online right does not extend beyond the borders of the European Union.The landmark ruling will restrict people’s ability to control what information is available about them on the internet.This will also have severe implications for the regulation of the internet.European UnionThe court...

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