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FREE 1-on-1 with our GDPR Expert 0

GDPR Associates 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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NPA: GDPR could be a ‘main’ cause of 64% increase in error reports 0

Leyla Hannbeck: GDPR could have prompted more frequent use of NPA’s error reporting platform The number of errors reported to the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) increased by more than 60% in the three months which saw EU data regulations implemented.

The next big regulation; ‘cookie law’ will cease personalisation practices 0

Businesses who find themselves reliant on cookies, whether they are B2B or B2C companies, are at severe risk of losing a key source of behavioural data from current and prospective customers. Is GDPR now a distant memory for most businesses?

Blog: Continuous CCTV in taxis – where do councils stand? 0

CCTV cameras have become a part of our everyday lives, we go about our business largely unaware of them. They can serve as a valuable tool for security, crime prevention and detection. Source: ico.org.uk

ICO strengthens commitment to technology and innovation with appointment of new executive director 0

The Information Commissioner’s commitment to encouraging new ideas and emerging technologies while protecting people’s privacy has been strengthened with a high-profile appointment. Source: ico.org.uk

Emma’s Diary fined £140,000 for selling personal information for political campaigning 0

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Lifecycle Marketing (Mother and Baby) Ltd, also known as Emma’s Diary , £140,000 for illegally collecting and selling personal information belonging to more than one million people. The data broking company, which provides

Marketing firm fined £100,000 after making more than 75,000 nuisance calls 0

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined an East Sussex marketing company £100,000 for making 75,649 nuisance calls. AMS Marketing Ltd, of Peacehaven, made the calls to people who had opted out of receiving marketing calls by registering with the Telephone

ICO’s annual report reveals increased public awareness of privacy and information rights issues 0

New laws and high profile investigations have helped put data protection and privacy at the centre of the UK public’s consciousness like never before, the Information Commissioner has said. Source: ico.org.uk

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse fined £200,000 for revealing identities of possible abuse victims in mass email 0

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has been fined £200,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after sending a bulk email that identified possible victims of non-recent child sexual abuse. Source: ico.org.uk

Findings, recommendations and actions from ICO investigation into data analytics in political campaigns 0

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has today published a detailed update of her office’s investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns. Source: ico.org.uk

Is GDPR compliance essential? 0

Ignoring the EU’s new online privacy rules could be a big gamble In recent weeks, you may have noticed an increase in the amount of emails you received from various internet services, such as your social media accounts. If you

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