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GDPR and Data Retention

Data Protection Law has changed in the United Kingdom as we have now left the European Union. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires organisations to create a GDPR and data retention policy's schedule. Its purpose is to help them manage the way they...

Is New York the next City to enforce Data Protection?

New York Consumer Privacy Bill is to be Reintroduced On 13th May 2021, New York State Senator Kevin Thomas, the Chair of New York’s Consumer Protection Committee, reintroduced the New York Privacy Act (“NYPA”). The act is designed to be a comprehensive consumer...

Practice Hub Data Breach

A story from last month that Practice Hub, an online service for Chiropractors and other practices, was breached. Details emerged in May about a serious incident involving the Practice Hub data breach. We have been working to find out exactly what has happened and...

Tories fined for Breach of the PECR

The Conservative party has been fined £10,000 for a breach of the PECR, the ICO announced today. The fine is for sending 51 marketing emails to people who did not want to receive them. The fine follows an ICO investigation relating to emails sent from the Conservative...

GDPR – 3 Years and counting

The 25th May 2018 saw the GDPR become enforced in law. But what exactly changed and where are we now? The flurry of emails demanding your consent to this that and the other have now ended thankfully. Businesses have now realised that consent is not the only way to...

ISO or not ISO? Now that is the question!

The International Standard for Organisation develop and publish standards and has as its members 165 national standards bodies. Commonly known as the ISO derived from the Geek word 'isos', meaning equal. However, when is ISO not ISO and how can you tell the...

What does Cyber Essentials Cost?

Cyber Essentials is one of the most cost-effective ways to boost your organisation’s information security. But, what does Cyber Essentials cost? Designed to help organisations address common weaknesses Designed to help organisations address common weaknesses, it can...

Happy third Birthday

For many new businesses, celebrating a happy third birthday is a key milestone. However, reaching three years is not easy to achieve. This week we celebrated our third birthday and we had the opportunity to sit and discuss what we did well and also what we did wrong....

Data Subject Rights and the GDPR

The EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) gives individuals eight rights relating to their personal data. Organisations must let individuals know how they can exercise these rights and meet requests promptly. Failure to do so is a breach of the GDPR....

GDPR and Encryption

Pseudonymisation and encryption are the only technological measures specifically mentioned in the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). But what exactly is meant by ‘pseudonymisation’ and ‘encryption’? Are these measures mandatory? More importantly, how can...

GDPR Processing Lawful Bases

The EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) states that you need to identify a lawful basis before processing personal data. But, what is a lawful basis for processing? Do you always need individuals’ consent to process their data? And what is meant by the term...

GDPR Risk Assessments

Your business is required to comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Therefore you are obliged to conduct regular GDPR risk assessments. This isn’t just because the Regulation says that you should. Risk assessments are essential for...