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The Biggest Risks Facing UK Businesses in 2019: Revealed
The Biggest Risks Facing UK Businesses in 2019: Revealed
In the past 12 months, the UK has experienced several changes that impacted businesses across the nation, regardless of size or industry. 

Between growing cyber-security concerns from high-profile breaches and the GDPR, broken supply chains from a commercial CO2 shortage and the collapse of big-name companies like Carillion, various risks have taken precedence. Not to mention, 2019 will...

Why the GDPR Means You May Need More Cyber and D&O Insurance
Why the GDPR Means You May Need More Cyber and D&O Insurance
Last year was a record-breaking year in terms of cyber claims, totalling more claims than the previous four years combined, according to recent industry research. However, researchers predict that cyber claims will rise now more than ever as a result of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Due to the GDPR’s strict regulations and hefty non-compliance fines, the consequences your business...

Beyond the Basics: Controlling Your Social Media Data
Beyond the Basics: Controlling Your Social Media Data
Did You Know?
Fallout from the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal and expanded user rights from the GDPR now empower you to force social media giants to delete your old posts. In March 2018, Facebook confirmed that a third-party app had unlawfully harvested data relating to nearly 87 million people across the globe, including 1 million UK citizens, which was then shared with an organisation called...

Don't Overlook Privacy Notices in Your Sprint to GDPR Compliance
Don't Overlook Privacy Notices in Your Sprint to GDPR Compliance
The GDPR comes into effect on 25 May, which does not leave your organisation much time to comply. While you’ve most likely been busy making the necessary high-level GDPR revisions, such as to how you obtain clients’ consent, you may be overlooking a key GDPR component—privacy notices. These notices provide data subjects, such as your employees, customers and prospects, with clear...

GDPR Exposes Directors and Officers to Greater Risk
GDPR Exposes Directors and Officers to Greater Risk
As cyber-related requirements will become more stringent under the GDPR once it comes into effect on 25 May, directors and officers (D&O) will be exposed to a greater amount of liability. In fact, insurance experts forecasted a spike in D&O claims in 2018 over cyber-incidents. But it’s not just the GDPR—wrongful conduct resulting in company insolvency, such as Carillion’s...

How Does the GDPR Define Personal Data?
How Does the GDPR Define Personal Data?

On 25 May, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect, which doesn’t leave your organisation much time to educate itself on all the forthcoming changes. The GDPR expands the rights of individuals and their personal data, and places greater obligations on businesses that process that data. 

You may not realise it, but your organisation most likely handles...

How Will GDPR Impact Health and Safety?
How Will GDPR Impact Health and Safety?
On 25 May, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force, which does not leave your organisation with too much time to comply. In fact, 75 per cent of organisations indicate that they will struggle to meet the compliance deadline, according to a 2017 survey from software company, Varonis Systems Inc. 

The GDPR will impact how your organisation handles sensitive personal...

New ICO Guidance to Help You Market Under the GDPR
New ICO Guidance to Help You Market Under the GDPR

This past December, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) updated its existing General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) consent guidance to include the new Article 29 Working Party (Art. 29 WP) clarifications. The Art. 29 WP is an advisory body made up of representatives from the data protection authority of each EU member state, the European Data Protection Supervisor and the European...

4 Months Until the GDPR Deadline. Are You Compliant?
4 Months Until the GDPR Deadline. Are You Compliant?
The 25 May 2018 deadline to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is rapidly approaching. Yet a staggering 41 per cent of UK organisations are still unaware of the implications that the GDPR will have on their business, according to research from electronics company, Kyocera.

What’s more, only 36 per cent of UK organisations have started GDPR implementation, according...

Addressing the Elephant in the Boardroom: GDPR Preparation
Addressing the Elephant in the Boardroom: GDPR Preparation

Only 10 per cent of UK boardrooms are involved in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance process right now, with only about six months to go until the GDPR becomes law, according to research from security software and solutions provider, Trend Micro. What’s more, 56 per cent of UK organisations are unaware that email marketing databases count as personal information under...

7 Tips to Obtain GDPR Consent
7 Tips to Obtain GDPR Consent
On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, which expands the rights of individuals and their data while placing greater obligations on organisations that process personal data.

However, one of the most important GDPR changes involves strengthening consent standards. Failure to obtain proper consent to process data, which includes contacting individuals,...

Understanding GDPR Consent
Understanding GDPR Consent
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), or the Data Protection Bill, will come into force on 25 May 2018. Despite there being less than a year for UK organisations to become compliant, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has yet to finalise its consent guidance, which it plans to release in December. As the specifics surrounding consent requirements under the GDPR are still subject...