Meet the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The new EU-wide data protection laws have finally been agreed. In the UK we will now be saying goodbye to the Data Protection Act 1998 and 'welcoming' in the new EU Regulations (GDPR)

Harnessing Customer Data Is the Future...

Join me and a great group of speakers at Tower Bridge next week to talk about harnessing the power of personalisation without breaching privacy laws and privacy bubbles!

Website Copyright Breach Leads to £6,300 Fine

Heads-up for Marketers and web agencies. If you borrow someone elses images without their permission, the fines can grow quickly, particularly when the law takes in to account additional damages which can far outweigh any compensatory damages.


Safe Harbor: choices and solutions.

Safe Harbor: Storm in a teacup OR tropical revolving storm!

New OFCOM rules, major impact on UK marketers

From July 1st 2015 rules for 08, 09 and 118 services are changing under the banner "UK Calling"

The password is dead, now what?

I read this morning that hacktivist group Anonymous, under its Operation Italy(#OpItaly) banner claims to have stolen 1TB of data, including unencrypted passwords, from Italy's Expo 2015 ticket provider Best Union.

Welsh Police £160k Data Breach - 'no brainer'

This week the ICO has fined the Welsh Police for losing a video recording which formed part of the evidence in a sexual abuse case. Despite the DVDs containing a graphic and disturbing account, the discs were unencrypted and left in a desk drawer. 

Class action lawsuit for online behavioural advertising practices!

It is complex and it's not just about OBA, cookies and advertising. As with the recent Vidal-Hall Vs Google case, there's clearly a growing sentiment that "enough is enough", you can't make vast sums of money trading personal data when you never asked permission in the first case.

GP's sending sensitive patient data via free email service

A GP practice in County Armagh is "taking action to improve the way it looks after patients’ information following a breach of the Data Protection Act investigated by the Information Commissioner’s Office."

Data Protection – Reducing Risk with Reduced Budget

Building a compelling business case for compliance was the theme for our first co-hosted event with Cryptshare and SOCITM.

iCompli, Cryptshare and SOCITM North East 'joined forces' on 17th April 2013 at the Sunderland Software Centre to deliver an event aimed at bringing customers and suppliers closer together on the issue of staying compliant in 'tough times'.