Category Archives: Information Risks

Here we deal with:
1) Data Protection risks;
2) The GDPR;
3) Cyber Security; and
4) Information Security

BBC News: UK regulator has ‘huge concerns’ over Uber breach

The UK regulator, the ICO, has ‘huge concerns’ over Uber breach – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42079937

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How long does personal data have to be stored under the data protection law?

The short answer is no longer than necessary. Personal data will need to be retained for longer in some cases than in others. How long you retain different categories of personal data should be based on individual business needs. A … Continue reading

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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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What is personal data?

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act the quick definition is data which identifies a living individual. The Information Commissioners Office has put together a quick reference guide to help. Please click here to access the guide which will … Continue reading

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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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