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Our articles on data protection, cyber security, risk and compliance

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15 'essentials' for managing risk during homeworking

Homeworking is being ‘proven’ (albeit, forcibly) as being partially viable in the current Coronavirus national emergency. It’s worth bearing in mind that on the back of this, some of our working practices are going to change, forever. It’s a worthwhile investment of time therefore, to get rules and structures in place, right from the start. Read the article, here.



10 'essentials' for Internet conferencing

Many amusing occurrences later, Internet conferencing is booming during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Here's 10 essentials for making Internet conferencing safer and more efficient. (And, you might even smile when you recognise some of the issues.)

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Coronavirus and information security; is your workforce really ready to work from home?

With many employers and employees braced for home working, on an unprecedented scale, this article flags some key concerns that will in one way or another affect the majority of organisations.

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Perspective in Practice: Faking it, (even if you didn't really mean to)

With 'added value' from suppliers comes risk through 'off the shelf' controls, policies and procedures. Here, we examine the very real risks of the procedural version of using someone else's toothbrush.

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Perspective in Practice: Appointing a data protection leader; not a DPO

Most organisations don't need a Data Protection Officer; instead, they need a data protection leader. Specifically appointing a DPO when one isn't appropriate for your organisation could be the 'wrong' thing to do, with the potential for troubling consequences.

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Perspective in Practice: The risks of free-to-use messaging apps

Use of WhatsApp and other messaging services is commonplace in our 'connected world', but just because they are part of our everyday landscape doe not mean they are safe; in fact, very far from it.

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Perspective in Practice: The data that you didn't see

The vast majority of organisations don't realise the full extent of personal data that they hold; not by a long shot. Without full visibility is is near-impossible to steer yourself out of a tough spot.

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Perspective in Practice: What to do to prepare for GDPR

Don't be fooled by the seemingly redundant title; the GDPR might be 'old news' but the reality is that it hasn't even shed its baby teeth yet. This relatively short article reveals some of the sharper, pointy bits that you would most likely wish to avoid.

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Perspective in Practice: Danger beneath 'opt in' emails

Last year saw a deluge of emails from suppliers pleading with us to allow them to retain us on their mailing lists. In fact, seeking our consent wasn't always strictly necessary, but that's another story. Now, as was the case then, threat actors are using unsubscribes to lure us to click in dangerous places; sometimes leading to Phishing and Whaling threats.

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Perspective in Practice: Information (data and cyber) security; food for (uncomfortable) thought

It is essential that business leaders understand that cyber threat is not the responsibility of the IT department; it a a people problem, first and foremost. This article highlights the risks faced by every organisation that uses connected computer technology to conduct its work.

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Perspective in Practice: The unseen danger; Data Subject Access Requests

We've been supporting organisation in handing DSARs (Data Subject Access Requests). We're very good at it and we need to be; DSARs usually unpack into am alarming volume of documents and there is a regulated timescale for fulfilling them. So, it's essential that DSARs are recognised and managed quickly and efficiently. The trouble is; most staff don't know how to spot them and what to do next.

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