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Getting Away With IT

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Dixons Carphone Warehouse get maximum ICO fine and potential PCI Fines So DSG or colloquially Dixons Carphone Warehouse has managed to avoid a hefty fine from the Information Commissioner. Apparently, the assessment was against the old Data Protection Act 1998 rather than the more punitive GDPR. Much of the issue was related to PCI DSS […]

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Data Protection

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Something for Nothing It’s not often that you get something for nothing. Not from consultancies at least I hear you say. And you would be right, but consultants need to eat too. This something for nothing isn’t really ours to give away but it might just save you some money, or better a fine or […]

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GDPR? We are still struggling with PCI DSS

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GDPR may not exactly be a hot topic for most, indeed it’s take up so far had been sketchy with many organisations doing little or nothing, and businesses that have embraced GDPR often getting it wrong or failing to address the most critical areas. When will GDPR become a regulation that businesses feel they must […]

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Is your business breaking the law?

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Do you consider your business to be ethical, upstanding and law abiding? Do your policies talk about employee respect, standards and behaviour, social media rules, drugs and alcohol? Does your business abide by industry standard for health and safety, distance selling, kite marks, ISO standards, even PCI? Most businesses will recognise and uphold many of […]

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California CCPA

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How GDPR compares to California CCPA First, we had Safe Harbour and the EU Data Directive, now we have GDPR and Privacy Shield, so who is the new guy on the block? The US or at least a large part of it is catching up, GDPR came into full force on the 25th May 2018 […]

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GDPR, can I have a Second Opinion Please

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Marking your own homework is all very well but who carries the can if you get it wrong. Forward thinking organisations have completed some of their GDPR work or in some cases are nearly finished. Some of these companies increasingly looking for someone to check what they have done, give a second opinion, and sign […]