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Read more Phishing Scams – An Evolving Threat

February 14, 2019

Many of us, if not all of us, at some point, will have received phishing emails. Some are more obvious than others, from rich royals in a far-off nation wanting to leave you millions of dollars, to Apple asking you to check a recent non-existent purchase. One thing for certain is that our information becomes more and more valuable to cybercriminals and therefore the threats become more convincing and more serious.  So, what can be done?  Firstly, check out our latest infographic whic

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Read more Phishing Indicators - An Infographic

February 11, 2019

Check out this infographic showing some of the key indicators of a phishing scam... 

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Read more Transparency and Consent

January 28, 2019

In the wake of the news that Google has been fined £44m for breaching EU privacy rules, we deliberate on the two words that have got this internet giant into a lot of trouble. Google has been fined for violating the EU law in two ways - not being clear as to what data they are collecting and why and also processing this data to deliver personalised advertisements. Under the GDPR businesses collecting and processing user, data must communicate their use of the data and gain consent. At the

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Read more `Tis the Season for... GDPR? Pt.2

December 13, 2018

Santa’s Struggles If you spend a few minutes a day scrolling through LinkedIn, you will have by now noticed the Santa and GDPR jokes starting. Whilst a joke, the message is a reality. It seems nobody is safe from the new regulations, from big business to small, right through to Santa Claus himself. It seems jolly old Saint Nick has all of our information, he’s checking it once and he’s checking it twice with very little in the way of consent. Particularly those on the naught

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Read more Marriott - A Data Breach

December 10, 2018

The Marriot cyber breach is the second largest data breach in history – after 3 billion Yahoo accounts were hacked in 2014-.  Unfortunately, this latest breach was far more serious with the theft of not only names, addresses and card details, but passport numbers and the dates people checked in and out. The breach has exposed a grave and global systematic flaw in mergers & acquisitions. There have been cases where companies have engaged in merger activity without being aware of a

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Read more Tis` the Season for...GDPR? Pt.1

December 03, 2018

“Do I need consent to send a Christmas card under the GDPR?” One of the latest Google search terms trending this month.  Print companies certainly feel the festive stress, processing vast orders of corporate Christmas cards. Some people may be surprised to hear that print is not dead, people in Britain buy more Christmas cards than any other nation. Charities, in particular, use Christmas cards as a great fundraising tool, with an estimated £50 million being raised annual

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