Marketing vs GDPR: What You Need to Know about Using Data

2020-06-30T16:29:20+00:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Compliance, IT Security|Tags: , , , , |

Marketing vs GDPR: What You Need to Know about Using Data Decisions have always been driven by data, it’s just that right now the world generates unprecedented amounts of data and we have access to a host of (relatively) new tools to slice, dice, quantify and analyse it. At the same time, however, [...]

Email and GDPR: can you check your employees’ emails?

2020-06-26T07:53:18+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Compliance, IT Support|Tags: , , , , |

Email and GDPR: can you check your employees’ emails? End users (in this case employees) and IT departments often see corporate email as being one of their major professional challenges, albeit for very different reasons. To end-users, the volume of email processed each and every day is often a time sink that can gobble away at their productivity, whereas to IT [...]

Online retailers are losing out on sales: payment processes let them down

2019-12-18T16:21:43+00:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Compliance|Tags: , , , , |

Online retailers are losing out on sales: payment processes let them down There are probably few experiences in life which are more frustrating than working hard to get everything just right, only to lose out at the last minute due to a perfectly foreseeable (and avoidable) issue. So it is somewhat surprising that, [...]

Alert over lack of cybersecurity experts as threat of attack increases

2019-11-14T16:54:59+00:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Compliance, IT Security|Tags: , , , |

Alert over lack of cybersecurity experts as threat of attack increases Barely had the internet started to tiptoe into public consciousness, when cyberattacks became a feature of Hollywood blockbuster films.  Now that it has become a core part of everyday life, cyberattacks have stepped out of cinemas and into the real world, and truth [...]

The ICO and the impact of GDPR

2019-03-19T15:25:02+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Compliance, IT Security|Tags: , , , , , |

The ICO and the impact of GDPR The end of November 2018 marks the 6-month anniversary of GDPR and, while 6 months is a fairly short period of time, it is enough to start to get an idea of what sort of impact GDPR is having and how the ICO is managing it. Here [...]

The role of the CISO and the challenges it brings

2019-02-13T12:19:12+00:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Compliance, IT Support|Tags: , , , , |

The role of the CISO and the challenges it brings If there was ever any doubt that the role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) was an important one then these questions should have been resolved over recent months. A combination of data-related scandals and the introduction of GDPR should hopefully have convinced [...]

Disaster recovery and business continuity for small businesses

2018-08-03T14:50:45+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Compliance, IT Support|Tags: , , , , , |

Disaster recovery and business continuity for small businesses Disaster recovery and business continuity are two sides of the same coin. Disaster recovery gets you up and running again as quickly as possible after disaster strikes, while business continuity allows you to “keep calm and carry on” in a broader sense. It can include plans [...]

Direct marketing and GDPR

2018-08-01T11:41:04+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Compliance|Tags: , , , , |

Direct marketing and GDPR Despite GDPR having been a reality for about a month now, there are probably a number of businesses, particularly small ones, that are still getting to grips with what GDPR means in practice, especially with regard to direct marketing, so here is a brief guide to what you need [...]

An important update to WordPress: GDPR and privacy

2018-07-03T15:37:20+00:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: Compliance|Tags: , , , , |

An important update to WordPress: GDPR and privacy The latest WordPress release (4.9.6) is described as a privacy and maintenance release. Looking at the details of the release, the emphasis is clearly on the privacy and, basically, getting ready for GDPR. Here is a summary of the changes and what they mean: [...]

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