General Data Protection Regulation

ICO Needs More Staff To Deal With GDPR

In a recent interview with the UK’s Financial Times newspaper, the UK’s information commissioner Elizabeth Denham has said that she needs more staff on better pay if the Information Commissioner’s Office...

UK Government Announces Data Protection Bill

The UK government have formally announced their intent to overhaul the country’s data protection laws in the form of the new Data Protection Bill. Amongst other things this will keep the UK in line with the European Union’s forthcoming General Data...

The Costs Of Non-Compliance With GDPR

With the new European Union General Data Protection Regulations coming into force in less than 12 months in May 2018, it’s understandable that much of the talk about them is about the fines and penalties that can face organisations who do not comply...

UK Businesses Hit Out At GDPR Implications

UK businesses have been hitting out at the potential impact of the forthcoming European General Data Protection Regulations that will come into force on May 25, 2018. The original aim of the law was to curb tech giants such as Google, Amazon and...

Employees Are The Greatest Risk To GDPR Compliance

According to a new survey by leading IT services firm Bluesource, most UK firms see their employees as top risk to compliance with the new European Union General Data Protection Regulations. The Survey revealed that employees are rated more of a...

GDPR Can Uncover Advantages For Businesses

When the new European General Data Protection Regulations are mentioned, they are often met with one of two reactions. Firstly, confusion, as many people have not even heard of them, even though they are set to introduced on May 25, 2018, less than...

Another Survey Shows UK Businesses Unprepared For GDPR

We’ve reported on a number of surveys in the past few months about the UK business sector’s apparent unpreparedness for the forthcoming European Union General Data Protection Regulations that are due to come into force in May 2018. This week has...

Newcastle City Council Data Breach

News that Newcastle City Council in the UK have admitted to a severe data leak has highlighted the need for compliance with the forthcoming European Union General Data Protection Regulations. Information about 2743 individuals was sent to 77 people...

Will GDPR See The End Of Social Media Vetting When Recruiting?

With the rise of the internet and social media in particular, the rise in recruitment agencies and hiring managers vetting candidates by social media has been immense. According to a 2016 report from recruitment site CareerBuilder, out of more than...

UK Decision Makers Say GDPR Compliance Is “Not Relevant”

A new study has revealed a worrying number of UK decision makers believe that the new European Union General Data Protection Regulations are “not relevant” to them. The Survey The survey was carried out by NTT Security, one of the world’s leading...

AA Security Breach Highlights Need For GDPR Compliance

A recent security breach at the British Automobile Association (AA) has highlighted the growing need for stringent data security  as well as the need to be compliant with the new European Union General Data Protection Regulations that come into...

Wetherspoon’s Deletes All Customer Email Addresses

With less than a year to go until the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force, UK pub chain JD Wetherspoon have done what some email marketers would say is unthinkable: deleted their entire email database. The pub group (known locally as...

More And More Sectors Waking Up To GDPR

More and more sectors are waking up to the fact that the new European General Data Protection Regulations are on their way and will be implemented in less than 12 months time on May 25 2018. This week has seen calls for the UK education sector to...