GDPR Fines Could (Would?) be Really Serious!

The UK ICO has just fined Carphone Warehouse (part of Dixons Carphone) £400k. This is for serious failures in handling customer and staff data. £400k is 80% of the current maximum fine of £500k that the ICO can hand out. £400k is also very small change for Dixons Carphone, it probably wouldn't even be noticed... Continue Reading →

Get A GDPR Data Audit

Calling all Business Leaders The mince pies are now a distant memory and the pine needles have begun the expedition into the carpet to pop up later in the year, so now is the time to think about your business strategy for the year ahead. If you aren't already aware, there is one very important... Continue Reading →

Top Tip Time – B100dY Pa$$W0rd5!

As promised in a previous post this Top Tip Time is all about how to create spangly and secure Passwords. Love them or loath them, passwords are an important part of IT security and as such we are all required to ensure we maintain a strong secure password to keep the nasty people out. Use... Continue Reading →

Top Tip Time – Whose ID is That?

This top tip is all about Identity Theft and the nastiness that the Internet Goblins along with the really undesirable types and an idea of what they can cause should they get hold of your identity or even the identity of an organisation. So what is Identity Theft? Well pull up a sandbag, grab a... Continue Reading →

Intel Chip Flaw – What a F*CKWIT!

Unless you are running a computer system older than Noah, then it is highly likely that you could be affected by the recently identified flaw in CPU hardware produced by Intel. The Register has reported on a recently discovered design flaw in the CPU hardware produced by the major chip manufacturer Intel which could allow... Continue Reading →

12 Days of GDPR – Day 12 International

What the ICO says – “If your organisation operates in more than one EU member state (ie you carry out cross-border processing), you should determine your lead data protection supervisory authority. Article 29 Working Party guidelines will help you do this.” What does this mean for your organisation – These 12 Days of GDPR snippets... Continue Reading →

12 Days of GDPR – Day 11 Data Protection Officers

What the ICO says – “You should designate someone to take responsibility for data protection compliance and assess where this role will sit within your organisation’s structure and governance arrangements. You should consider whether you are required to formally designate a Data Protection Officer.” What does this mean for your organisation – It is very... Continue Reading →

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