Over a third of SMEs think GDPR doesn’t apply to them

Posted on March 6, 2020

The May 2018 introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may now seem a distant memory, but a survey from the Data & Marketing Association (DMA) indicates that small businesses’ knowledge and application of the legislation is still not at the levels it should be.

Commenting on the findings of the ‘SMBs and GDPR’ report released (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Are hundreds of UK councils in breach of GDPR?

Posted on February 6, 2020

An investigation has shown that over 400 UK councils and local authorities are sharing information about their websites’ visitors, prompting its authors to call for greater enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The ‘Surveillance on UK council websites’ report was compiled by browser and software company Brave, and claims that councils are allowing (more…)

Posted by John Murray

What can we expect from a post-Brexit internet?

Posted on February 3, 2020

So, it’s happened. Three and a half years after the 2016 referendum, Britain has left the European Union and now enters what is being called a “transition” period expected to last until the end of 2020.

We’ve all argued until we’re red, white and blue in the face about whether or not it was the right decision, but the time has now come to (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Three important steps you can take on Data Privacy Day

Posted on January 28, 2020

Of all the fun and novelty days on the calendar, Data Privacy Day may not be one to set the pulse racing, but with cybercrime growing by the year and a recent report making some damning conclusions about the general public’s online security practices, it might well be one of the most important.

Marked every year on January 28, the day was set up by (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Twitter postpones account purge

Posted on November 28, 2019

Less than 24 hours after announcing plans for a mass purge of the site, microblogging site Twitter has revealed that it will pause its actions following (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Less than a third of firms are GDPR compliant

Posted on September 27, 2019

A report from the Capgemini Research Institute has found that 16 months on from the General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR) introduction, only 28% of enterprises are complying with it.

In a report titled ‘Championing Data Protection and Privacy – a Source of Competitive Advantage in the Digital Century’, more than 1,000 executives from 10 different countries were surveyed. Researchers compared (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Facebook to pay record fine to resolve privacy concerns

Posted on July 30, 2019

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the USA, social networking company Facebook is to pay a record fine of (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Adding a cookie policy to your site – Part 2: How?

Posted on July 29, 2019

Last week, we discussed the reasons why your site should have a cookie policy. If you’re not sure why, or don’t understand what cookies are, have a read of Friday’s blog.

Today, we’re going to look at how to do it.

How do I find out what cookies my site is using?

There are free (more…)

Posted by John Murray
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