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 [...]

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 [...]

GDPR and schools: what you need to know

2018-03-23T12:30:53+00:00March 19th, 2018|Categories: Compliance|Tags: , , , , |

GDPR and schools: what you need to know A lot has been written about GDPR and its impact on the world of business but GDPR also applies in the public sector, including in the world of education. The average school (whether public or private) operates rather differently to the average business and so may [...]

Call recording and compliance with PCI / MIFID II: the questions you need to ask

2018-04-09T13:34:10+00:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Compliance|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Call recording and compliance with PCI / MIFID II: the questions you need to ask Although the internet has become the main communication channel for many companies, the old fashioned phone still plays an important role in the business world and is likely to do so for quite some time to come. This fact [...]

Why Blockchain is about so much more than Bitcoin

2018-04-09T13:42:15+00:00January 5th, 2018|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Why Blockchain is about so much more than Bitcoin When brand names become so familiar that we use them without thinking, it’s easy to forget the history behind them. For example, many people probably know that PayPal started out life essentially as a sideline to eBay and then it grew and grew and [...]

GDPR: the role of the Data Protection Officer

2018-04-09T13:42:46+00:00January 5th, 2018|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , , , |

GDPR: the role of the Data Protection Officer Under GDPR, all public authorities must appoint Data Protection Officers (DPOs) and all private organisations must appoint DPOs if they either undertake large-scale and systematic monitoring of data subjects or undertake extensive processing of sensitive data. All private organisations means exactly that. Even if you are [...]

GDPR, the right to be forgotten, dealing with data deletion requests

2018-04-09T13:43:34+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , , |

GDPR, the right to be forgotten and dealing with data deletion requests When you think of GDPR, you may well think about managing the collection and storage of data so that all the data you collect is necessary, appropriate and proportionate and collected in a legal and consensual manner. That’s all very important, [...]

GDPR: Is your brand website compliant?

2018-04-09T13:44:09+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , , |

GDPR: Is your brand website compliant? The deadline for GDPR compliance is May 25th, 2018, which is already less than six months away. Ideally, your brand website should already be compliant with its requirements. If not, you still have time on your side, but you need to work quickly. GDPR compliance is mandatory [...]

Cloud storage compliance issues

2018-04-09T13:47:28+00:00December 5th, 2017|Categories: Cloud Services|Tags: , , , , |

Cloud storage compliance issues The many advantages of cloud-based computing are evident to many organisations. At the same time, however, it should also be evident that moving data into the cloud brings with it a new set of regulatory compliance issues. It is also worth considering the relevance of the implementation of GDPR next [...]

What online marketers need to know about GDPR: the brave new world of opt-in marketing

2018-04-09T13:52:27+00:00November 10th, 2017|Categories: IT Support|Tags: , , , , |

What online marketers need to know about GDPR: the brave new world of opt-in marketing With less than a year to go until the implementation of GDPR (in May 2018), ideally SMEs will already be well on their way to compliance. It is, however, important to understand that you not only need to know [...]

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