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Privacy Shield – Still Not Doing What it Says on the Tin

14.4.2016 by Jenn Granger

Do you know who’s looking at your data? If your hosting provider is based outside of the UK, then probably not. Over the last few months there’s been a whole world of confusion over how and what should govern the transfer…

Kill Bill

30.3.2016 by Jenn Granger

In case you're at all worried about the authorities pulling you up on your communications once the Investigatory Powers Bill kicks in, it looks like you don’t need to worry because you’ll be censoring yourself anyway! According to a new…

What Happens to Your Data if We Bail on the EU?

15.3.2016 by Jenn Granger

Safe Harbour is out, Privacy Shield is in; a potential Brexit is on the cards and tighter EU data protection regulations – along with bigger fines - are looming. It’s a confusing time for data protection, so maybe we should…

Bill-y No Mates

1.3.2016 by Jenn Granger

At the end of last year the notorious Investigatory Powers Bill was damningly rebranded ‘the Snoopers’ Charter’ and caused a right old surveillance scuffle. It lurks under the umbrella of Theresa May’s Communications Data Bill and has been pretty controversial…

Public Survey-llance

29.2.2016 by Jenn Granger

Tomorrow, Apple’s battle with the FBI over access to data will take to the courts, but it seems that the British public isn't actually that bothered about the government looking at its data. While there are some compelling arguments as…

Harbouring Some Doubts

3.2.2016 by Jenn Granger

After three months of uncertainty, there’s finally an update on the new Safe Harbour and it’s…interesting. The new agreement is called Privacy Shield and it sounds like it should be moonlighting in an Avengers movie, not dictating the privacy rights…

A Safe Harbour Update

19.1.2016 by Guest

February 2nd is the official deadline for new Safe Harbour rules to be implemented. Al's got the update! When websites transfer your personal and business data from the EU to America, the rules surrounding the protection of that data change. To…

Social Net-working 9 to 5

14.1.2016 by Guest

We’ve all been guilty of it at one point or another – sat at our desks, we’ve let our mouse wander to Facebook or Twitter, when we really should be working. We know it’s wrong, but Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and…

DIY Security for SMEs

30.12.2015 by Jenn Granger

Businesses are starting to realise that they need to take a more proactive role in protecting themselves. However, not all SMEs will have the knowledge – or the cash – to do this, and it can fall by the wayside.…

A Core Problem for Privacy

23.12.2015 by Jenn Granger

There’s been some fairly vocal opposition to the draft Investigatory Powers Bill and Monday was the deadline to submit written evidence to the committee looking at the draft. Major tech firms have been weighing in, and Apple is the latest to…