We all know why we need to manage sensitive data responsibly but, with more than 480 million records leaked last year alone according to IT Governance, are we taking it seriously enough?
Posted on 16th December 2016 in GDPR.
Kirsty McAuley, corporate and commercial lawyer at Coodes Solicitors, gives her top 5 tips to get your business ready for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is due to be implemented into national law by 2018. Review how you hold data now A good starting point is reviewing how you currently hold and […]
Thursday 23rd June 2016 marked a significant day for the UK. As the majority of the public voted to leave the European Union, there has been a lot of uncertainty around the future of the UK and the direction we would be taking following the EU referendum.
On 5 October 2016, Talk Talk was issued with a £400,000 fine – the highest fine yet from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) – for breach of its security obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).
Most businesses know that data protection is a serious issue. Too few, however, understand why or for how long they are legally required to retain key records. This typically results in a document storage set-up that is disorganised and – unbeknownst to staff – non-compliant. Without a referencing system or clear segmentation policy in place, […]
Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a new National Cyber Security Strategy to boost Britain’s defences against increasing cyber threats.
Posted on 2nd November 2016 in General business.
Data stored on business systems is both an asset and a liability. Like any asset, your data is worth guarding, and like any liability, it’s worth mitigating. Personal identification numbers, customer payment information, contact lists, product/service roadmaps, and intellectual property are just some of the types of confidential data that’s stored on almost every business […]
The truth is, so far there is no clarity as to what degree the ‘leave’ decision will have on the economy and the markets in the long run, leaving UK PLC in unknown territory, especially with regards to our online businesses.
Posted on 5th October 2016 in Bits & Bytes.
Yahoo has confirmed at least 500 million user records have been hacked, in what is thought to be the largest data breach in history.
Posted on 23rd September 2016 in General business.
Despite the Brexit vote, UK businesses will still have to observe strict upcoming EU data protection laws – and must start preparing for them now – or risk penalties of up to €20m, not to mention a serious loss of competitive advantage.
Posted on 6th September 2016 in Bits & Bytes.
Organisations are increasingly going public with news of security attacks and data breaches, often notifying their customers directly, yet according to a recent study from Centrify, 75% of UK adults would stop doing business with a company if it was hacked. Conversely, this suggests that 25% would still continue a relationship with the company.