Monthly Archives: February 2015

Do you use testimonials?

The UK’s consumer protection and competition authority, the CMA, is going to look at the way businesses use online reviews and endorsements after concerns were raised about their “trustworthiness” and “impartiality”. It will include those on web blogs, video blogs, … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity

Police shut down network ‘used to steal bank details’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31622306

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Cold calling laws tightened

Clampdown on cold call companies unveiled by government – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31616523

Posted in Crimson Crab

Data security

Scottish companies warned over ‘insider threats’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-31414875

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Cyber security

How cyber-cops are taking the fight to online fraudsters – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31157990

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Do I really have to give a seven days cooling off period?

If you sell most goods, services or digital downloads to consumers without face to face contact or away from your usual place of business, you have to give a fourteen day cooling off period. If you don’t tell people about … Continue reading

Posted in Sales Risks, What we are being asked about

Who is responsible for the data if I outsource, say bookkeeping?

If we are talking about personal data as defined by the Data Protection Act, then you (as the data controller) are responsible for ensuring that it is not processed unlawfully or in an unauthorised way and that it is not … Continue reading

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