Category Archives: Crab Alert

The Data Protection Bill

The UK’s third generation of data protection law has entered Parliament. The Data Protection Bill was published on 14 September 2017 and aims to modernise data protection laws to ensure they are effective in the years to come.  The Information … Continue reading

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Notification under the Data Protection law

When the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into effect next year there will no longer be a requirement to notify the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as there is now. There is a provision in the Digital Economy Act which … Continue reading

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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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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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Global ransomware attack causes chaos

Global ransomware attack causes chaos – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40416611

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Router Hack Risk

Router hack risk ‘not limited to Virgin Media’

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Do you own a residential building over 18 metres high which is cladded?

Melanie Dawes the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has sent a letter to owners, landlords and managers of private residential blocks in England. DCLG are offering, private owners of residential buildings an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Crab Alert: Apple Mac computers targeted by ransomware and spyware

From the BBC: Apple Mac computers targetted by ransomware and spyware

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WannaCry – What can you do to protect your business?

BBC: WannaCry – What can you do to protect your business? – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39947944

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