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.
The age of digital transformation is well underway; companies of all sizes and all shapes are looking to deliver an omnichannel offering for their customers. What will be the key to success? Data. The value of data is well established at this point. Any business worth its salt is collecting more and more in the […]
Posted on 26th May 2016 in Tech & Innovation.
With new regulations such as the GDPR coming into effect, cloud security is very much at the forefront of many businesses’ minds. At the same time, cloud adoption is actually speeding up both in the UK and across Europe, and regulated industries such as the finance sector are seeing the benefits – cloud adoption in […]
Whether or not the UK stays or leaves the European Union, new data protection laws will still apply to your business if you deal with others in the EU. This year the Network and Information Security Directive (NISD) is due to come into force, followed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018. Only […]
The records management voice is still not being heard loudly enough in the boardroom but in 2016 things are about to change, and there has never been a better time for UK businesses to act. Looking back on recent history, not least on high profile data breaches in 2015, it seems many businesses only truly listen […]
A storm is coming, one that will affect your margins if you decide to sit on the fence. It is the storm of cyber regulation, namely the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will dole out penalties to companies who are not doing enough to prevent data breach and loss. It may […]
Feeling overwhelmed with all the work you have to finish by year-end? If you’re involved with business compliance, you have good reason to be. Staying on top of regulatory change is all-consuming: last year, there were 40,000 regulatory compliance updates.
Posted on 23rd December 2015 in HR & Management.
For the first time in 20 years, when the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in 2016, we will have data protection laws that are in line with the way businesses handle data. The existing data protection laws were drafted at a time when data was housed in on-site servers and rarely left […]
Posted on 4th December 2015 in Tech & Innovation.
In October, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the EU-US Safe Harbour clause, a simple way for companies to transfer data between the EU and the US, was invalid. The 15-year pact was scrapped as a direct result of the audacious legal challenge brought about by 28-year old Austrian law student, Max Schrems.
Posted on 30th November 2015 in International Trade.
Picture the scene: you’ve had to hire a data protection officer, you’ve got a strict plan in place to notify all of your customers about breaches as soon as they happen, all of your data is encrypted and your company now has an insurance plan to help guard against data fines.
Posted on 26th November 2015 in HR & Management.