Why is the Wonga breach such a big deal?

Apr 20th, 2017 Data Breach, Data Protection James Gillies

Wonga, the pay-day loan company has become the latest high-profile company to become the victim of a data breach, affecting over 250,000 of their customers. Whilst the specifics of the hack are still unknown Wonga have said that personal data accessed “may have included one or more of the following: name, e-mail address, home address, phone number, the last four digits of your card number…

How will e-Discovery affect your business?

Mar 23rd, 2017 Compliance, Data Protection, GDPR, Privacy James Gillies

As GDPR enforcement approaches you should start to think about the ESI (Electronically Stored Information) held on your systems that could contain personal data. Whilst reviewing how data is being stored, processed, transferred, updated and protected you must also consider how to later perform e-Discovery on all of that data. Not unlike the proverbial see-saw, the more you lock something away the more difficult it…


Review your cloud providers and the data they process for you

Mar 8th, 2017 Data Protection, GDPR James Gillies

Previously a buzz word and often tongue-in-cheek as another fad that would come and go, whether we like it or not, or are even aware of it Cloud computing is now being used by half of all UK businesses. Market research company Ipsos Mori reported last year that 66% of UK medium sized firms use cloud providers to host websites or email, or transfer or…


Is the countdown to GDPR the new Y2K?

Feb 15th, 2017 Compliance, Data Protection, GDPR James Gillies

The countdown to the new millennium heard of horror stories predicted for planes falling out of the sky for failing to deal with the looming date of 31st December 1999. Working in a bank all night I witnessed the world transit through the different time zones, following the dawn. By the time we in the UK were in the early hours of the New Year…

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