Civil Society, Digital

Ensuring robust data security is more than good practice, it also keeps you legal

So your organisation is the victim of a crime, yet you end up paying a six figure fine of your own. Implausible? Not quite, for that is precisely what happened to a charity when thieves stole personal data from its network.  Back in 2016, hackers used ransomeware against the Swindon-based British and Foreign Bible Society… Continue reading Ensuring robust data security is more than good practice, it also keeps you legal

Governance & Funding

New conditions and safeguards for processing sensitive data…

Many organisations process what is now referred to as special category data; and depending upon the nature of their work, others will process criminal conviction data. The sensitive nature of such data has always meant that its processing was subject to more protection.  But with new data protection laws now in place, have the GDPR… Continue reading New conditions and safeguards for processing sensitive data…

Governance & Funding, News

GDPR Resources

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) story didn't end on 25 May. Far from it, because ensuring compliance continues indefinitely. Indeed, the GDPR provides individuals with an extended and ongoing set of rights in relation to the collection and processing of their personal data; and places an increased and ongoing level of transparency and accountability on… Continue reading GDPR Resources