Data Privacy & Cybersecurity

 

Data Privacy & Cybersecurity

How to write a GDPR compliance 'white paper'

A white paper is an information document used by businesses to inform customers about an issue relevant to their business and present their perspective on that issue, with a view to encouraging customers and potential customers to learn more about and/or...

JD Wetherspoon deletes database

The news that JD Wetherspoon has deleted their email database of 750,000+ names has received wide-spread coverage. The multi-million pound pub chain stated “we won’t be emailing you anymore and we have deleted your details” and “from now on you can contact us and find out about events and news here,” pointing to their Facebook page and Twitter profile… a bold move from this major brand. But why would they make such a move?

UK Government publishes plans for data protection reforms

The UK Government has published its plans to reform the UK’s data protection laws in a Statement of Intent. For those already preparing for the EU’s new GDPR (you can read our handy guide here).  Some of these proposals will apply to the UK only, however.

Facebook shares UK user data for non-legal requests 80% of the time

Facebook shares UK user data for non-legal requests 80% of the time Facebook data sharing is a large topic of debate and concern. By using the social network, users are contributing a vast amount of personal data and aren’t always aware of how this...

Collaboration is key - The UK National Cyber Security Strategy

In a recent statement by Mark Sayers, deputy director, cyber and government security directive, at the Home Office, the UK government has said that collaboration between the private and public sectors is key to success in cyber security.   Speaking to...

Getting ready for GDPR - chapter 2

Part Two – external issues In Part One of this series, we looked at some of the internal issues organisations need to come to terms with in their efforts to comply with the GDPR. In this Part Two, we look at the outward-facing, public or third...

Getting ready for GDPR

Introduction With less than 1 year to go until the GDPR comes into force, there is no end of information out there on what organisations need to do to get themselves ready for GDPR compliance. But in this 2-part series, we aim to draw it all together...

GDPR and employment law - consent is no longer consent

‘The Employee consents to the Company processing data relating to the Employee for legal, personnel, administrative and management purposes and in particular to the processing of any sensitive personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998)...

The true cost of cyber attacks

A new report released by Oxford Economics, has shown that FTSE 100 companies take a huge hit to their market value following a serious cyber attack. The study, that looked at 65 severe breaches at listed companies, was the first to establish a link between...

5 of the worst data breaches in 2017 so far

In 2016 we saw a rise in the number of historic data breaches taking place with huge companies and millions of people being affected. 2017 doesn’t appear to show any signs of hackers slowing down with news feeds filled with data breach instances...
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