Secure and Compliant Home-Working

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Pre Covid 19 a little bit of home-working for staff was beneficial for both mind and spirit. Advantages include a very short commute, familiar and comfortable surroundings. You normally don’t have to dress up and you aren’t as easily distracted by colleagues at your desk. Some businesses have always actively encouraged regular homeworking, it helps […]

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 […]

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 […]

EEA Representation Post Brexit

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Do I need an EEA Representative? One of the most overlooked areas of the General Data Protection Regulation seems to be that of EEA Representation. If you are a non-EU business and don’t know what we are talking about then we prove point.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]