ICO issues fine for email marketing breach

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The ICO has issued a fine to Morrison Supermarkets for sending marketing consent emails to over 130k email addresses where the subjects had previously opted-out of marketing. Remember that even under the current data protection and privacy regimes you must have consent to send marketing materials. There will be no change to this with the GDPR, …

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When B2B data is personal data and what that means with the GDPR

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Data protection in the UK is changing thanks to the European General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR). Just like the Data Protection Act 1998 the GDPR deals with personal data, data relating to a living individual rather than a corporate entity. The mere mention of “personal data” is usually enough for B2B’ers to think it …

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Android devices infected with malware

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Malware, being called “Judy” is suspected to have infected between 8 and 36 million Android devices. The malware appears to have bypassed Google’s own protection systems and generates false ad clicks. More info on the Checkpoint site which includes a list of infected Apps. If you’re using any of the Apps listed then consider removing them …

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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


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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