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 […]

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 […]

Do I need to register with the ICO?

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Registering with the ICO Organisations across the business services, construction and finance sectors are among the first to be fined by the ICO for not paying their data protection fee. For anyone who has taken the ‘we’ll just wait and see what happens approach’, this action shows the ICO’s intent. Registration is a small step […]

The Articles: No. 7 – Conditions for consent

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Can I demonstrate freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous consent? In our fourth “The Articles” Series post we look at Article 7 – Conditions for consent. This follows on from our previous post on Lawfulness of Processing that concluded “consent should be the basis for processing PII for behavioural advertising”.

ICO Launches GDPR Checklist for Direct Marketing

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Direct marketing is one of the areas GDPR is looking to exert some control over, so it’s good to see this checklist coming out. I wonder how many companies could tick all or indeed any of the boxes? ICO Direct Marketing article. © GDPR Auditing 2017 The information provided in this post is for general information […]