Almost every other week I am sent a new phishing email in an effort to obtain my personal data. It seems cyber criminals think the current pandemic provides another opportunity to scam us. It's a very common problem and one that we all need to guard against. One of the key pointers to the message… Continue reading What can you do with someone else’s personal data?
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
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…
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) story didn't end on 25 May 2018. 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… Continue reading GDPR Resources