GDPR

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How Does the Data Protection Act Affect Businesses?

Rights, Obligations and Important Concepts The UK’s Data Protection Act 2018 was developed not only to significantly update the DPA 1998, and data protections fit for purpose in an increasingly…


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How Much Compensation for Breach of Data Protection Act?

Your Data Rights and Right to Compensation Under the UK’s data protection law, there are 7 main rights afforded to you. These rights pertain to many aspects of your data sovereignty, including…


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Is Information Stored in the Cloud Secure?

Is information stored in the cloud secure? It’s fair to say that 2019 was the year that cloud computing went mainstream, though despite many businesses willingness to migrate data away from local…


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What is Pseudonymisation?

Pseudonymised Information and Data Masking Explained The GDPR strongly recommends two principles be adhered to in relation to organisations and their data: anonymisation and pseudonymisation.…


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Human Rights and the Growing Surveillance Economy

Duopoly, Personal Data and the Tech Giants That Sell Your Secrets Amnesty International has released a damning report into surveillance-based business models and how this new field of data-driven…


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The Cost of Poor Information Security

Facebook Agrees to Pay ICO’s £500,000 Fine Almost exactly twelve months after the ICO issued its £500,000 fine against Facebook, this news comes as a stark reminder that companies need to do all…


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Businesses are not taking GDPR seriously

437 days since GDPR legislation came into effect and the business landscape at ground level seems arguably unchanged. Sales teams across the world still call and email uninvited, protected by a…


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General Data Protection Regulation

If you are a business owner, work in IT or handle customer or employee data there is a massive shake-up to data protection laws that you need to be aware of or risk unprecedented fines. For…