July 22, 2024

Protecting patient data: How to stay CQC compliant

Protecting patient data and staying compliant with Care Quality Commission (CQC) expectations are top priorities for the care industry in England today. The CQC’s recent push […]
April 29, 2024

Data protection checklist for mergers and acquisitions

A data protection checklist for mergers and acquisitions is a useful tool to help both parties understand what documents should be included to demonstrate compliance with […]
April 1, 2024

How to identify a phishing email: Safeguarding your organisation

Knowing how to identify a phishing email is crucial for safeguarding your organisation against cyberthreats. According to Microsoft, nearly 15 billion suspicious emails are blocked every […]
September 4, 2023

Data breach management: 5 tips for an effective response

This blog was edited and updated on 4 March 2024 Data breaches can have devasting impacts for both organisations and their data subjects, no matter the […]
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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