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    Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions About GDPR

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ushered in a new era in the protection of personal data in 2018. Any company deemed non-compliant faces ...

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    What is ISO 9001 & Why is it Important?

    At Skillcast we are committed to quality, and committed to our customers. This is why we value our ISO 9001 certification, which we have maintained co...

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    Data Protection: Is Corporate Confidence Misplaced?

    The Skillcast Compliance Insights Survey found 4 in 5 employees & their managers believed that they understand & comply with data protection legislati...

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    Highlights from the GDPR 2019 Summit

    Almost a year on from the implementation of the GDPR, Skillcast held a breakfast forum for its clients at South Place Hotel. During this session, Skil...

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    Personal Data Under GDPR - A Whole New World?

    What constitutes personal data under GDPR? With GDPR, comes a widening in scope of what constitutes personal data. Historically, we have taken persona...

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    GDPR – New Fines – New Approach to Data Retention?

    It has long been accepted that data protection, has by and large been a poor relation in the world of compliance, and in particular never been a good ...

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    GDPR – No more Data Subject Access Request Fees!!

    Under GDPR, Article 12 (5), a response to a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) must now be provided free of charge, unless the request is deemed to be...

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    Facebook scores badly on GDPR principles

    As the fallout continues following the data scandal embracing Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, after facing heavy criticism for his long silence, its...

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    How To Protect Your Personal Data When Using Social Media

    Social media companies are being urged to do more to protect users' personal data following the Facebook scandal where data analytics firm Cambridge A...

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    Facebook value drops $50bn after data scandal

    Facebook's value has dropped $50bn following the data scandal which saw 50 million users' personal data being scraped and shared with data firm Cambri...

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    FINRA warns of fake FINRA phishing emails

    Not for the first time, FINRA, the US Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, has warned investors not to be taken in by fake phishing emails that ap...

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    100 million local government cyber attacks but still no training?

    There have been almost 100 million cyber attacks on UK local government over the last four years, with around 1 in 4 local authority systems being bre...

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    5 Ways to Protect Yourself From Online Hackers

    According to a report by cybersecurity firm Norton, more than 17 million brits were hit by cybercrime in 2017, with hackers stealing £4.6bn from inter...

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    The ONE Element of GDPR That Will Catch You Out...

    How prepared is your firm for GDPR? GDPR has been with us for a while now, since 25th May 2018 to be exact. But, how well do you think your firm's pre...

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    10 tips to safeguard your reputation post-GDPR

    Elizabeth Denham, the UK's Information Commissioner, has accused the media of scaremongering by focusing too much on the fines that may be imposed onc...

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    5 steps to stay compliant when sharing data under GDPR

    On 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) brought significant changes to data protection laws. The new regulation aims to harmon...

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    6 ways to protect health data under GDPR

    Healthcare providers have been advised to strengthen their data protection controls before GDPR, following a series of breaches.

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    7 ways to safeguard data subject rights under GDPR

    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is warning firms that they must respect individuals' rights to prevent their data being used for marketing...

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    6 steps to stay compliant with sensitive personal data

    Even before the introduction of GDPR, the financial penalties for misuse of personal information were significant and enforced. Follow our 6 steps to ...

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    Tone from the top: 5 ways to move GDPR up the boardroom agenda

    Boardrooms across the UK are too complacent and many are failing to take the new data protection rules seriously, according to joint research by Trend...

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