ICO says no time to delay in preparing for GDPR

On Thursday, with just one year to go, the Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham produced a video addressing boardrooms about the need to prepare for “the biggest change to data protection law for a generation”. She urged businesses to see the commercial benefits of data protection compliance and to act now to ensure they’re compliant by 25 May …

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One Year to go: The Road to GDPR Compliance

GDPR Road to Compliance

A year today (on the 25th May 2018) the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in the UK (and across Europe) and replace the UK’s own Data Protection Act 1998. According to the Flavourfy Digital State of Data Security in Dorset 2017 survey, 51% of the county’s businesses are yet to start thinking about their …

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WordPress 4.7.5 Security Release

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Overnight, WordPress released a security update to the WordPress core. This means there’s a new version of WordPress that fixes some known issues with the previous release. WordPress 4.7.5 (and other lower version derivatives) patches six security vulnerabilities according to their release notes; Wordfence suggest that the suddenness of the release could suggest it patches much …

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ICO fines FlyBe and Honda over direct marketing issues

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The ICO have issued a couple of fines relating to direct marketing offences. Of most interest will be the Honda fine. Honda contacted a number of customers via email to ask them if they were happy to receive marketing emails. ICO declared this a breach of PECR due to the fact the customers hadn’t consented …

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Five steps to GDPR Readiness

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In case you’ve missed it, there’s just over a year until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the EU’s new data protection rules that will supersede the UK’s Data Protection Act in May 2018 – no doubt you’ll have seen various tickers or timers counting down the months, weeks, days… Moving towards readiness for compliance …

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What does the Great Repeal Bill mean for data protection?

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On 2nd February the UK Government published it’s white paper setting out the 12 principles which will guide the UK’s exit from the EU (Brexit). The plan includes “providing certainty and clarity” and “taking control of our own laws”. The principle for taking control of our own laws is an interesting one. It generally refers to a …

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