Data Protection Self-Assessment: Are You Up-To-Date?

25 May 2018 saw the introduction of a new data protection regime in the UK. As part of the changes, a new data protection fee structure now applies, which replaces the previous requirement to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Here, we consider the rules in more detail. The regulations: an overview On 25 … Continue reading Data Protection Self-Assessment: Are You Up-To-Date?

UK SMEs ‘Unmindful of Risks Posed by Cyber-Attacks’, Poll Suggests

A poll commissioned by insurance firm Aon recently suggested that UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are 'unmindful of the risks' that cyber-attacks and data breaches pose to their business. The poll found that eight out of ten small firms don't regard cyber-attacks or data breaches to be significant risks to their business. A survey … Continue reading UK SMEs ‘Unmindful of Risks Posed by Cyber-Attacks’, Poll Suggests

Are you GDPR Compliant?

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a self-assessment checklist to help sole traders and the self-employed to assess how they comply under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).GDPR come into force on 25th May 2018 and with potential heavy fines for non-compliance, it is an area important for individual businesses to ensure they get … Continue reading Are you GDPR Compliant?

GDPR: Dealing with Consent

There is much discussion around the matter of consent, and sadly there are many misconceptions that are leading to concern about how to obtain it. It is not true, for example, that data can only be processed where consent has been given. There may well be an alternative basis on which data can be processed. … Continue reading GDPR: Dealing with Consent

GDPR: The New Data Protection Fee

Under the new 2018 General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), organisations who are data controllers, in other words who make decisions about data and how it is processed, must pay the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) a data protection fee, unless they fall into a category that is exempt. Previously organisations were required to notify or register … Continue reading GDPR: The New Data Protection Fee

GDPR: Continuing the Journey to Compliance

You may be wondering what direction to take in your preparation and planning for compliance under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) due to come into force on the 25th May 2018. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has put together a checklist to help you on your GDPR journey. Answering ‘yes’ to every question does … Continue reading GDPR: Continuing the Journey to Compliance

NEW DATE ADDED: GDPR and Cyber Security – 24 April 2018

Are you ready for GDPR? Are you aware of the implications to your business? We would like to invite you to the Parkway Hotel and Spa in Cwmbran, on Tuesday 24 April 2018, between 9am and 11am. Speakers Dr Kerry Beynon, Partner at Acuity - GDPR: a can of worms or a catalyst for change … Continue reading NEW DATE ADDED: GDPR and Cyber Security – 24 April 2018

GDPR and Cyber Security – 29 March 2018

Are you ready for GDPR? Are you aware of the implications to your business? We would like to invite you to the Parkway Hotel and Spa in Cwmbran, on Thursday 29 March 2018, between 9am and 11am. Speakers Dr Kerry Beynon, Partner at Acuity - GDPR: a can of worms or a catalyst for change … Continue reading GDPR and Cyber Security – 29 March 2018

Getting Started with GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018. The new law is designed to offer individuals greater protection in respect of their personal data whether as an employee, a customer, a supplier or a potential client. Businesses will need to demonstrate that they have handled and protected personal data in … Continue reading Getting Started with GDPR