Will GDPR be implemented under Brexit?

The myth about GDPR not being implemented due to Brexit seems to have taken on a life of its own. It would explain why so many businesses are either ignoring or suspending the implementation of a GDPR framework*. What are the facts? GDPR IMPLEMENTATION SUSPENDED? According to this article, 44% of businesses don’t think GDPR  will […]

Data breach and the feeling of entitlement

Last night I witnessed a data breach in action. It really annoyed me. This is how it happened. We live in a super connected world. I can buy some electronics from a start up in China and within a couple of days it can be delivered to my door. Isn’t that amazing? Of course in […]

Does a Recruitment Company need a DPO?

Recruitment Companies treat CVs like Gollum treated the ring. They’re a precious commodity even when, as I discovered recently, some are so old the candidate has subsequently died. So do they need a DPO? This blog isn’t going to go through how CVs are obtained or any of the many other issues around data retention, security, consent […]

How to make Cyber Essentials certification easier

Achieving Cyber Essentials certification can seem a daunting task for many small businesses. But it doesn’t need to be. Here are some common mistakes and how you can make certification easy.  Cyber Essentials shouldn’t be tough to complete. It only covers the “essentials” of data security. In other words, the bare minimum you should be doing as […]