Compliance and Data Protection Blog

What Moving to the Cloud Means for Your GDPR Compliance

A rapidly increasing number of companies are relying on the cloud to do the heavy lifting for them when it comes to data storage and their general IT strategy. However, moving data you control to the cloud, generally means that it is stepping outside a system which you directly control and this has consequences under … Continued

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How to achieve GDPR compliance without hiring a lawyer

In the data conscious world we find ourselves in, we’re beginning to feel more confident that businesses who have our personal information are protecting it. By the same token, business owners are needing to make sure they’re protecting the personal data they collect, hold, use and share. For businesses with clients in Europe, the General … Continued

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What Are the Real Costs of GDPR Compliance?

When the GDPR came into being on 25th May, 2018, many companies were not compliant. It’s hard to know how many fell short, but a report by Crowd Research Partners before the deadline suggested up to 60%. This figure varied depending on the survey you looked at, but many businesses still do not comply today. … Continued

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Human Error as the First Cause of Data Breaches and How to Solve the Problem

With so many cases of data breaches being reported, you may be wondering whether hackers have become cleverer or whether organisations are not giving data protection the seriousness it deserves. Unfortunately, many organisations may not know human error is one of the primary data breach causes. Often, inappropriate data handling policies and procedures, not to … Continued

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Seven GDPR Principles Applied to IT Managed Services

All businesses handling any personal data of EU citizens must comply with GDPR. This is hard for those on the front line of data processing such as big retailers and banks. But what about those B2B firms behind the scenes, like IT managed services companies? Previously, B2B companies could escape legal liability for data offences … Continued

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