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    Almost a quarter of UK businesses recruit new staff to deal with GDPR – but new research finds thousands of IT firms are still in the dark


    Image MaxFrear, modified Thousands of new GDPR specialists are being hired by UK businesses to cope with demands of tough new EU regulation, which comes into force in May 2018. Worryingly, ten per cent of businesses plan to do nothing about the regulation despite the threat of fines of ...

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    Banks top rankings on data protection, but must beware complacency under GDPR


    With just 200 days to go until the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25th May 2018, new research from management consultancy Baringa Partners shows that banks are in a strong position when it comes to data governance. However, the firm is warning that banks still risk ...

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    ‘State of the Art’ GDPR rule confuses businesses


    Image Credit Businesses more concerned with security costs than meeting ‘State of the Art’ requirement, finds Trend Micro Study. The countdown is on and global businesses now have just six months until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is enforced. A recent study from Trend Micro Incorporated , has ...

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    Almost a third of UK business have never even heard of GDPR


    Image: Flickr Despite the threat of fines of up to 20 million Euros for non-compliance, almost a third of UK business leaders admit they have never even heard of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a study from leading learning provider Litmos Heroes has found. With less ...

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    UK Businesses admit to GDPR confusion

    2017-10-11T09:02:07Z New research out today has revealed that almost half (47 per cent) of UK office workers don’t know whether their company is taking action to comply with the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The study found widespread confusion that could cost UK businesses millions of pounds ...

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    GDPR: How to provide transparency and accountability


    "Telling people what you are doing with their data is not the same as getting their consent," says Alison Deighton, data protection lawyer at TLC. Alison was speaking at the GDP Summit London. Traditionally, employment contracts have seen quite broad wording - 'you consent to do all the following' she ...

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    Beware 12 dangers of recruitment and HR in GDPR


    Julian Jodran, a GDPR specialist and Tania Bowers, a solicitor who specializes in recruitment, highlighted 12 dangers of recruitment and in HR related areas to GDPR regulation, today at the GDPR summit, London. Tania runs her own legal consultancy and is general counsel at ALSCO, the trade association. Julian is ...

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    Change is coming, are you ready? Asks GDPR expert from PwC


    "I'll let you into a secret", says Dennis Holmes, a member of the data protection, legal and compliance team at PwC. He also has a surprising suggestion. "One idea is to try a fake phishing programme and see who bites, that way you can get a feel for your vulnerability." ...

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    Some companies still sticking their heads in the sand over GDPR

    2017-10-09T10:29:13Z GDPR regulation is less than a year away, and too many companies are sticking their corporate heads in the sand, warned Andrea Ward, a lawyer with ten years experience covering data protection. "You need to be wary about consent," warned Ms Ward, Senior Associate, McGuireWoods London LLP. She ...

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    Can IBM’s Watson provide a fix to GDPR?


    AI, it’s the word of the year. GDPR might be the warning of the year. Maybe one can help solve the other. GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation – is coming into force in May 2018, and study after study show that companies are ill prepared. This is a ...

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    37 per cent of global organisations unsure if they need to comply with GDPR


    New survey sheds light on worldwide confusion and lack of preparation in the face of looming GDPR deadline but UK fares better. With the GDPR (General Data Protection Deadline) deadline set for 25 May next year, an independent global survey commissioned by WatchGuard Technologies, shows that many organisations are ...

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    Worker whose messages were monitored had human rights breached


    Companies are not allowed to snoop on employees' private messages - at least not without letting them know first, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled. It all began when an employer asked Bogdan Bărbulescu to set up an email account for work purposes. He was subsequently dismissed ...

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    GDPR is the elephant in the room, Trend Micro reveals


    UK boardrooms aren’t treating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with the seriousness required, resulting in overconfidence when it comes to compliance. This is the main finding of the latest research from Trend Micro , which surveyed over 1,000 IT decision makers from businesses across the globe. The research reveals ...

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    How the GDPR can benefit insurers (yes, benefit!)


    When most industry leaders hear about a “new regulation and compliance,” opportunity is not the term that comes to mind. This is as true for the insurance industry as it is for others. Todd Wright explains. As a highly regulated industry, insurers must comply with a range of rules ...

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    DDoS attacks on the rise again, finds State of the Internet report


    Image: Christiaan Colen/Flickr Photo taken from the Norse Attack Map Newly released data shows that distributed denial of service (DDoS) and web application attacks are on the rise once again, according to the Second Quarter, 2017 State of the Internet / Security Report released by Akamai Technologies, Inc. ...

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    If you treat GDPR as a burden, you'll get left behind


    The General Data Protection Regulation has been lauded as a data regulation for the all-encompassing digital age – as a guarantee that privacy is retained and digital identities protected. Before the May 2018 deadline, organisations will have to ensure they collect, process and dispose of data in a manner that ...

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    How GDPR will benefit small and medium sized companies in the long term


    Jon Cooper, Company Secretary at SteelEye, a compliance tech and data analytic firm, and Director of CooperFaure Accountants, discusses how businesses can begin preparations for GDPR’s impending deadline and the benefits they may see as a result. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May ...

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    Should GDPR protect data on our dust? Robo vacuums enter the big data business


    Is that data under the bed? But what about the bed bugs? Photo by Scott Lewis, Smart vacuum cleaners are not just for cleaning, they can map out our home, and the data they collect would have value: but in the era of GDPR can this really happen? ...

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    Five common GDPR myths debunked


    As GDPR quickly becomes a reality for businesses, the abundance of information out there can be overwhelming. And some find themselves unsure of what is true and what is simply a myth. Here are some of the most common myths dispelled: Myth 1: We’re a US based company so the ...

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    66% of marketers unaware of GDPR


    As many as two-thirds (66%) of marketing and advertising companies have admitted they are unaware of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on 25 May 2018, according to a YouGov survey commissioned by national law firm Irwin Mitchell. GDPR represents the biggest change in 25 ...