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Cambridge Analytica: a sobering tale of data misuse

With much of the business world focused on complying with the stricter rules on protecting personal data under the imminent GDPR, the revelation that the Information Commissioner’s Office was applying for a warrant to search the offices of Cambridge Analytica probably sent a shiver down the back of even the best prepared company.

2018 business trends … data is a key theme

As another year is upon us, we look at the areas most likely to impact businesses in 2018. There are many aspects to consider, many buzzwords and new technologies but the overwhelming theme is data, the gathering of data, and the protection of any data you hold and process, and of course the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

GDPR: What should Data Controllers be considering when using Data Processors?

Data Controllers can no longer rely on contractual clauses alone to show that they are protecting personal data when outsourcing to Data Processors. The GDPR will require organisations to be far more ‘hands-on’ and to assess the compliance by way of audits and supplement that with additional data related policies and procedures.

Must know legislation for retailers

The empty shops in some towns will attest that the enthusiasm for online shopping continues unabated. It’s not just consumers who like the convenience; traders can reach a much larger audience, reduce rent, rates and staff costs, and run an ‘open all hours’ operation.
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