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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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.

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    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.

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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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

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

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    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...

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    Personal Data Under GDPR - A Whole New World?

    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...

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    GDPR – New Fines – New Approach to Data Retention?

    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...

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    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...

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    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 ...

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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 dropped $50bn following the data scandal which saw 50 million users' personal data being scraped and shared with data firm Cambridge ...

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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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