WordPress 4.7.5 Security Release


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?

data protection great repeal bill

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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