Category Archives: Crimson Crab

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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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Identity theft at epidemic levels, warns Cifas

Identity theft at epidemic levels, warns Cifas – Read more on the BBC website

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Company bosses ‘lack cyber-attack training’

Are you sleepwalking into trouble?  Read more on the BBC…

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Gravity Forms Stop Entries Plugin Aims to Help Sites Comply with the EU’s GDPR – WordPress Tavern

Wider Gravity Forms Stop Entries is a new plugin that helps website owners protect the privacy of form submissions by preventing entries from being stored in the database. Read more… Source: Gravity Forms Stop Entries Plugin Aims to Help Sites … 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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BBC News: Customers ‘furious’ with TNT after cyber-attack meltdown

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it: Customers ‘furious’ with TNT after cyber-attack meltdown – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40861982

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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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Employee behaviour shows up GDPR compliance risk

Employees are ignoring company policies on confidential data which jeopardises businesses compliance according to research by Sharp. Read more…

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Facebook calls for a more people-centric security industry

BBC news: Facebook calls for a more people-centric security industry

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Could new data laws end up bankrupting your company?

BBC News: Could new data laws end up bankrupting your company? – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40441434

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