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FREE 1-on-1 with our GDPR Expert 0

GDPR Institut will provide a limited set of FREE OF CHARGE conference calls with one of our GDPR Experts. This will provide you the opportunity to have a dialogue on your specific GDPR related issues and queries and to ask

Pushfor: The rapid spread of the Wannacry Virus 0

If the NHS admitted a patient suspected with a highly contagious virus then the patient is immediately fitted with a mask and put into quarantine.  The patient is not wheeled around from ward to ward to infect as many other

Events: GDPR On Tour – The Clinic 0

GEMALTO: GDPR On Tour. The Clinic. Our GDPR clinic is touring the country, providing practical advice that will get you prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Meet Gemalto across the UK and our experts in Identity, Encryption and

BIG MISTAKE: 1 in 4 UK businesses have CANCELLED preparations for GDPR 9

Study finds a quarter of UK businesses are no longer preparing for GDPR as they mistakenly believe they won’t have to comply because of Brexit ‘For so many businesses to be cancelling preparations is a big concern because this regulation

Britain’s Home Secretary Enters the Encryption Debate 0

An analysis of British Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s call, in response to last week’s terrorist attack in London, for law enforcement and intelligence services to gain access to encrypted communications services, such as WhatsApp, leads the latest edition of the

Apple denies hackers holding millions of iPhones, iCloud accounts ransom 8

Apple reassures customers that none of its systems have been breached, dismissing hackers’ claims that millions of iPhones and iCloud accounts are at risk of being wiped. Apple says none of its systems have been breached and denies that hackers

Russian Spies, Two Others, Indicted in Yahoo Hack 2

Two of the four individuals indicted for hacking Yahoo in 2014, exposing 500 million user accounts, work for a Russian intelligence service unit that the FBI collaborates with on international cybercrime investigations. The Justice Department announced March 15 the indictments

Garante issues highest EU sanction on record 0

At the top of the latest news on data protection there is a wide-ranging sanctioning initiative of the Italian data protection authority. The Garante, Italy’s data protection authority, has issued the five highest sanctions in its history, in fact, the

Experts Pick: Cyber threats are evolving and so must your defences 0

Digital transformation is not a new subject. Technology driven evolution of business to develop more efficient ways of interacting with customers and produce products is fuelling business change. As o… This contect is protected for subscribers only. Please log in

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Nuisance call and spam text firms hit with £2m in fines by the ICO this year 0

A London firm behind over 156,000 spam texts has been fined £45,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office. Source:

The 12 ways that Christmas shoppers can keep children and data safe when buying smart toys and devices 0

The ICO’s Steve Wood provides privacy tips on buying smart devices this Christmas. Source:

Thought of the Day: Why hide a data breach? 0

It was announced yesterday that Uber (US) had tried to conceal a data breach that affected 57 million customers and drivers around the world. Uber paid hackers $100,000 to delete the data and keep qu… This contect is protected for

ICO statement on Uber data breach 0

James Dipple-Johnstone statement on Uber data breach. Source:

Updated ICO statement on Uber data breach 0

James Dipple-Johnstone statement on Uber data breach. Source:

Blog: Changes to Binding Corporate Rules applications to the ICO 0

The ICO’s James Dipple-Johnstone blogs on changes to Binding Corporate Rules applications to the ICO. Source:

Thought of the Day: How will the ICO cope? 0

The GDPR brings new responsibilities to companies in the UK, which also brings additional and new responsibilities for the UK’s regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office. These aren’t minor tweaks to existing rules, but some major changes. For example, currently the

Statement in response to Daily Mail investigation into university fundraising campaigns 0

Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner, said: “We will look carefully at the individual evidence provided by the Daily Mail to see if, and where, any rules have been broken and what learning there is for wider practice in this area. “Personal

Thought of the Day: Is it time for a professional GDPR Qualification? 0

With the Data Protection Officer role becoming a necessity for many companies and more Data Protection staff required, should there be an official GDPR qualification available for professionals? There are only so many people who have helped to implement GDPR

Personal data must be safe from prying eyes 0

The ICO’s Mike Shaw blogs following recent convictions against NHS employees.   Source:

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