Category: GDPR

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Data privacy concerns for Zoom grow
April 3, 2020

“Zoom bombing” is the catchphrase everyone is talking about. No, really! This is where uninvited guests crash your meetings or chat on the popular video conferencing app that are not password protected. There are large numbers of people who are still posting the Zoom meeting number online, and without any protection, bombers can simply enter any meeting and cause havoc. Some users have complained their conferences have been 'Zoom-bombed' with...

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Handling sensitive data during COVID-19
March 31, 2020

Have you offered to help vulnerable people in your community? Have you set up any groups giving help and support during these difficult times? If so, you’re not alone as the country has been rallying round to help those most in need. Ian Hulme, Director for Regulatory Assurance at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has issued some tips on handling sensitive data during this time. At the same time, the (ICO) has also created...

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Houseparty offers $1million for proof of smear campaign over hacking rumours
March 31, 2020

The must-have video chat app for bored brits on lockdown is offering a huge reward for information about alleged hacking. Rumours started circulating that the app had been targeted by cyber criminals. Complaints about the popular video-calling service being "hacked" spread like wildfire online. The app lets friends and family make video calls, play games and hang out in a virtual "house party". The rumours indicated that Houseparty was...

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Compensation claims over Virgin Media data breach
March 26, 2020

Victims of a data breach that exposed the details of more than 900,000 people have been contacting their solicitors. Newcastle-based solicitors Ben Hoare Bell LLP are just one of the firms investigating the breach, which was allegedly down to “human error” rather than a cyber-attack. The database at the centre of the breach, contained phone numbers, home and email addresses and was accessed "on at least one occasion" by an unknown...

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Protect your accountancy brand whilst working from home
March 20, 2020

Measures to deal with COVID-19 has led to many more people now working from home. This includes many accountancy staff who are must now use computers and other devices remotely. This poses many new challenges for businesses and there are extra considerations that must be addressed to stay safe. Providing an excellent service to your clients requires you to collect data. The volume of data created and collected and the regulations for data...

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Fraudsters target people working from home amid the COVID-19 crisis
March 18, 2020

Hackers are looking to dupe home workers to steal their personal information or freeze their screens and demand ransoms of thousands of pounds to unlock it. With more and more people working from home to try and contain COVID-19, now is the time to make sure your data is protected. This week, the UK's cyber security agency has advised people working from home to be aware of email scams linked to coronavirus and encrypt data on their devices to...

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Understanding the Importance of data in the health & fitness industry
March 17, 2020

With an industry worth over £5 billion in the UK alone, the health and fitness sector has grown 20% in the last five years. Because of the sheer volume of data created and collected, data compliance means that every PT trainer and business owner needs to examine closely how they handle the information they receive. How to deal with and protect that data is something that all health and fitness business owners and their employees need to be...

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iCaaS CEO chosen as Santander mentor for women in business
March 12, 2020

We’ve all recently been celebrating International Women’s Day which focuses on the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. According to a recent report by Female Entrepreneurs, a quarter of the UK’s high-growth companies boast a female founder but just 9% of money invested into businesses last year went to female-founded firms. Santander recently launched its largest ever programme to support aspiring female...

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Stay competitive by building customer trust
March 10, 2020

Accountancy firms must offer quality value-added services to stay competitive. Not only will this help develop existing client relationships but crucially it will help win new business. The nature and amount of work expected of accountants is ever-increasing. Gone are the days of only offering tax-compliancy and bookkeeping services. The sector is moving towards being an advisory-led firm. Nowadays, clients want a better understanding of how...

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ICO fines Cathay Pacific over customer data protection failure
March 9, 2020

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined Cathay Pacific Airways £500,000 for poor security that exposed the personal data of 9.4 million passengers - 111,578 of whom were from the UK. They found that backup files not password-protected, unpatched web-facing servers and out-of-date OS. The breach occurred between October 2014 and May 2018 and exposed passengers' names, passport and identity details, dates of birth, postal...

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