Category: Regulations

Organisations to be more transparent - Cyber Security Survey
10Sep, 2018

Organisations Need to be Transparent with People’s Personal Information

The Information Commissioner is reminding organisations to be transparent with people’s personal information, after a survey revealed trust and confidence in how organisations handle personal data is still low, despite an improvement across sectors. One year on since the original benchmark research, the ICO has conducted another round of public research. RESEARCH FINDINGS: The research found [...]
GDPR Fine for Email Marketing without permission consent
10Sep, 2018

Marketing agency fined £60,000 for nuisance emails

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Everything DM Ltd (EDML), based in Stevenage, £60,000 for sending 1.42 million emails without consent. The investigation found that, between May 2016 and May 2017, the firm used its direct marketing system called ‘Touchpoint’ to send emails on behalf of its clients for a fee. Those emails gave [...]
GDPR Fine. Nuisance calls. TPS
09Aug, 2018

Marketing firm fined £100,000 for GDPR breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined an East Sussex marketing company £100,000 for making 75,649 nuisance calls. AMS Marketing Ltd, of Peacehaven, made the calls to people who had opted out of receiving marketing calls by registering with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS). This is against the law unless people give specific consent to receive marketing calls [...]
Your Data Matters - Know your data rights
15Jun, 2018

Your Data Matters – 10 Rights You Must Know

KNOW YOUR DATA RIGHTS We live in a data-driven world. Almost every purchase and interaction you have with most organisations entails you sharing personal data, such as your name, address, birthday, phone number etc. You share data online too, whenever you browse a website, search for information or buy something, use social media or email [...]
GDPR Compliance guide
12Jun, 2018

GDPR Guide and Checklist

General Data Protection Regulation Guide GDPR is applicable to almost every organisation that holds/uses or processes personal data relating to EU residents. These may be your customers, staff or suppliers. Your organisation should be clear about the information it holds, where and how it is stored, and who the information is being shared with. Key Definitions Data Controller [...]