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GDPR: What you need to know – part 1
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on January 22, 2018

You can’t keep putting it off, 2018 is upon us General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018, to better protect our personal data. If your business holds the personal data of staff, customers, suppliers and other business contacts, then listen up.Perhaps you’ve been waiting until nearer the time to

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Running a business? 12 things you need to do before 25th May 2018..
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on December 22, 2017

From 25 May 2018, any business that stores the personal data of staff, customers, suppliers and other business contacts will need to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Basically, you will need to know what personal data you keep, where you keep it, who you share it with and how you will use

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At last…. an (almost) non-boring guide to GDPR.
Posted by Ben Locker on September 20, 2017

“A spoonful of sugar,” warbled Mary Poppins in the musical of the same name, “helps the medicine go down”. All very well, but Poppins was operating in a happier and more innocent age – one in which the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) didn’t exist. Because if she had had to read to about

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Top tips for ensuring your business is protected against data theft
Posted by THP on September 4, 2017

With the new data protection rules (GDPR) coming into force in May 2018 and a number of high profile data breaches reported in the media recently, a lot of emphasis is being placed on cyber security and protecting your business from data theft.

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Will terrorism make personal data in the cloud less secure?
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on June 14, 2017

Online security vs privacy With the UK suffering from an unprecedented number of terrorist attacks in recent weeks, the debate about online security vs privacy is very much back on the agenda. Increasingly, the security services rely on intercepting online traffic to find evidence of planned terror attacks, helping them prevent atrocities.

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The Snooper’s Charter becomes reality – a few ideas on how to keep Big Brother’s nose out of your affairs
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on December 2, 2016

While almost everyone in the country seemed to be busy arguing the pros and cons of Brexit, the so-called ‘Snooper’s Charter’ seemingly crept under the radar, quietly receiving royal assent and becoming law on Tuesday. The UK authorities now have more power to eavesdrop on their citizens than most of the free world, including the

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How to Protect your Intellectual Property
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on November 18, 2016

Patent Knowledge – How to Protect Your Intellectual Property  If ever you want a quick smile, search for weird patents on the web. You’ll soon be confronted by gems such as Edward T. Oliviera’s ‘date hat’, designed to prevent boys asking a girl out if she was already spoken for, and L.G. Macauley’s road lantern,

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Beware of HMRC Scammers
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on October 12, 2016

Beware of the scammers. Is it really the taxman calling? In recent years, many of us have received bogus emails purporting to be from HMRC. Many of them are so badly forged that it’s not difficult to spot they are fake – not least because they don’t address you by name and they contain basic

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Data Protection? I wasn’t expecting the Spanish Inquisition!
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on February 9, 2016

Don’t you just hate companies that seem to ask you for more personal details than seem necessary? It’s one of the things that annoys me about a certain hardware shop not too far from where I live. I’m not a trade customer, so whenever I visit it’s generally because I need a few small items

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