Author Archives: Crimson Crab

Can I buy a mailing list to send out marketing material?

There are plenty of databases out there but whether they can be used to send marketing material will depend on the basis on which the personal information concerned was collected. The general rule is that unsolicited marketing can be sent to individuals … Continue reading

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Government to strengthen UK data protection law

People to have more control over their personal data and be better protected in the digital age under new measures announced by Digital Minister Matt Hancock. The Government has committed to updating and strengthening data protection laws through a new Data … Continue reading

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Unsolicited Marketing Emails

Recently we seem to have had a spate of marketing emails from people without any regard for the rules on privacy! We all make mistakes but a lack of knowledge of the rules puts their business reputation at risk and … Continue reading

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Welcome to the latest Reputation Advocate – Data Wizard

Good Admin is vital…and that’s what DataWizard delivers! Find out more

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Cookie banner frustration

The European Commission has proposed new regulations that would limit the way companies track users on the internet. Part of that plan would see the removal of website banners that provide disclaimers on cookie policies and instead have the user’s … Continue reading

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Website security risks

The ICO has issued a £60,000 fine to Boomerang Video Ltd after it suffered a cyber attack. An investigation by the ICO found the Berkshire-based company failed to take basic steps to stop its website being attacked.

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Do I need to appoint a Data Protection Officer to comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)?

Not necessarily, but you must ensure that your organisation has sufficient staff and skills to discharge your obligations under the GDPR and so you can appoint a data protection officer (DPO) if that helps you meet this criteria. The GDPR … Continue reading

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Wetherspoons decided it’s safer to delete customer data – Developer Tech

Pub chain JD Wetherspoons has quite a fanbase in the UK, but the company has decided it’s safer to delete all its customer data than risk it being hacked. Source: Wetherspoons decided it’s safer to delete customer data – Developer … Continue reading

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Crimson Crab are on 93.7 Express FM in a few minutes.

The rules are changing on data protection, if you want to find out more, Rob will be talking to Miles Hensen on 93.7 Express FM’s Business Programme at 7 pm.

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Tonight at 7 pm Rob talking about GDPR on 93.7 Express FM

The rules are changing on data protection, if you want to find out more, Rob will be talking to Miles Hensen on 93.7 Express FM’s Business Programme at 7 pm Tonight.

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