<img src="https://certify.alexametrics.com/atrk.gif?account=b2hlr1ah9W20em" style="display:none" height="1" width="1" alt="">

Compliance Training Blog

Best practice, expert opinions, industry insights, news and key trends in regulatory compliance training, digital learning, EdTech and RegTech.

10 Tips for Marketing GDPR Compliance

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

Read More

6 Tips for Sensitive Personal Data Compliance

Since the pandemic, the collection of sensitive personal data has become a necessity for businesses. We explain what special category data is and how ...

Read More

Biggest GDPR Fines of 2020

Breaching the GDPR can cost you up to €20m or 4% of annual global turnover. Which is why we are tracking the size and reasons for the biggest GDPR fin...

Read More

8 Tips to Protect Your Employees From Email Phishing

Criminals often take advantage of a crisis by using phishing emails that appear to originate from reputable and familiar organisations. We've got some...

Read More

Data Protection Compliance in Times of Disruption

GDPR compliance becomes more challenging than ever during times of disruption. To maintain data protection compliance you will need to focus and prior...

Read More

How Will Brexit Affect GDPR?

What implications does the UK leaving the European Union have for the GDPR? Will anything change? We answer your most frequently asked questions.

Read More

8 Tips for GDPR Compliance When Sharing Data

Before you transfer personal data to other organisations, especially outside the EEA, you need to stop and think about the GDPR implications.

Read More

6 Tips to Reduce the Risk of Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware attacks - where hackers gain control of IT systems or data and then demand payment to unlock them - doubled in the UK in 2019. Now only the...

Read More

Biggest GDPR Fines of 2019

Penalties for breaching the GDPR can reach up to €20 million or 4% of annual global turnover, whichever is highest. We examine the size and reasons fo...

Read More

The 10 Worst Cyber Crimes Analysed

According to recent estimates, cyber criminals around the world generate approximately £1.2 trillion each year, an amount which is likely to keep risi...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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...

Read More

Highlights from the GDPR 2019 Summit

Two internationally recognised experts speak about the realities of companies acting under the GDPR and the more recent PECR regulation at Skillcast's...

Read More

The Biggest Data Breach Fines

The maximum fines for data breaches have significantly increased since GDPR was introduced. Under the Data Protection Act (DPA), £500,000 used to be t...

Read More

Why you Need a Data Protection Officer

Ever wondered whether you need a Data Protection Officer (DPO)? If you haven't appointed a DPO but are thinking if you should have done, we are here t...

Read More

Personal Data - Explaining GDPR Article 4

With GDPR, comes a widening in scope of what constitutes personal data. Historically, we have taken it to mean any data from which a living individual...

Read More

Data Retention Legislation & GDPR Fines

Data protection has long been a poor relation in the world of compliance, a particular issue when it so often conflicts with money laundering regulati...

Read More

GDPR Data Subject Access Request Fees

Under GDPR, fees can only be charged for data access if the subject's request is repetitive, excessive or unfounded. But the burden of proof rests wit...

Read More

Facebook scores badly on GDPR principles

Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook accepted that it needed to do more to ensure that data protection principles are applied and GDPR ...

Read More

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-Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Read More