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Why Now is the Time to Find out Where your Data Is

20.4.2016 by Jenn Granger

With tighter regulations on data compliance set to come in over the next couple of years it might sound like a lot of time for businesses to get their ducks in a row, but considering that nearly half of businesses leaders currently don’t know where their data is hosted there’s a good chance you’ve got your work cut out for you before then! Here’s why you need to get yourself up to speed, and soon. A recent study has found that 47% of IT decision makers in EU businesses don't know where their critical and personal data is hosted, geographically speaking. The study…

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…

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…

The (ex)changing Face of Email

7.3.2016 by Jenn Granger

The creator of the email died this weekend and he’s left a pretty incredible legacy behind him. Nearly fifty years after the first email was sent, the landscape of electronic comms is looking very different, and businesses have to ensure…

Strengthening the Weak Links in your Supply Chain

15.2.2016 by Guest

You may be taking robust measures to sort out information security, cybercrime, and data privacy in your own business, but are weak links in your supply chain leaving you exposed? Len Simmons, technical director of Altius VA, has the answer. In…

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…

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.…

UKFast Cuts Compliance Worries

22.12.2015 by Jenn Granger

We’ve been talking quite a bit about Safe Harbour recently, and what it means for you (and with good reason, it’s pretty flippin’ important!); but sometimes seeing is believing, so we’re sharing the story of one of our clients who…

Life Without a Safe Harbour

3.12.2015 by Jenn Granger

Since the demise of the Safe Harbour agreement, both businesses and consumers have been made aware that their data is afloat in an increasingly stormy sea. But, the weather is changing, and new regulations are on the horizon. It’s more…