September 4, 2023

Data breach management: 5 tips for an effective response

Some of the biggest personal data breaches in recent history have involved cyber-attacks on organisations by malicious third parties. A significant example is Yahoo’s breach, which […]
June 13, 2022

Data breaches – prevention is better than cure

Serious data breaches can be extremely costly for organisations when they occur. Despite this, we find that many businesses are unprepared for dealing with such an […]
March 21, 2022

Bcc Vs Cc – Bulk email practices explained

Back in 2021, HIV Scotland (a charity supporting people diagnosed with HIV and AIDS) was fined £10,000 due to a data breach in which 105 people’s […]
March 8, 2021

The 5 things you need to know about data protection

Since 2016, when the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) was introduced, data protection has grown from being seen somewhat as an afterthought, to an […]
February 8, 2021

New EDPB guidance clarifies when you should report a data breach, sort of…

Picture the scene: It’s 4pm on a Friday and, as the final minutes of the working day tick away, you receive a panicked call from the […]
July 11, 2019

BA – A wake up call from the ICO

At £183.4m (US$228m) or 1.5% of BA’s worldwide revenue in 2017, this fine by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) sets a new precedent in the […]
December 12, 2018

What exactly is ‘personal data’?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been introduced in the EU with the aim of improving the protection of personal data. Understanding whether an organisation […]
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