A data breach occurs when secure or private information is released without authorisation. Such a breach of confidentiality that presents a risk to an individual’s rights and freedoms has to be notified to the authorities within 72 hours of awareness of the breach.
In this day and age, such security breaches are a constant threat for organisations, and the effects can be catastrophic, with reports of around 60% of small firms going out of business within 6 months of a data breach.
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown in the UK meant that working from home became more commonplace than ever before. Businesses had to be able to adapt to offer remote working in order to help stop the spread of the virus. As a result, keeping sensitive personal data safe became a priority on all devices being used by employees from their homes; not just in the office.
Welcome back to the fourth installment of my data protection diary, I am happy to see you again!
Being passionate about the world of Marketing, I feel’s only right to dedicate a page of my Diary to this sector.
Dear Marketing professionals, I’d like to share my experience with you and highlight the valuable information I’ve learned. It will help you to continue doing a great job while respecting key data protection principles.
Here at Databasix HQ, which we think now stands for ‘Home Quarters’, we’re hearing from a lot of our HR contacts that they’re super busy right now – whether they’re working within one organisation’s HR department or providing support to various organisations through a consultancy.
In the second instalment of my blog, I mentioned how the risks related to data protection increased during the lockdown and how our team provided solutions suited to different kinds of businesses.
Today we start the third page of my diary right where we left off... Happy to see you again!
Welcome back to my second blog, ‘My Data Protection Diary.’ Wow! I am glad to see you again!
Every day, I am excited to meet with Kellie, when I learn a lot of things about the data protection world. We talk about topics like Brexit, Black-List, Data Breaches, Subject Access Requests etc... But we can talk more about these subjects later.
Last week, news outlets flagged to the world that the Government admitted it broke data protection law in failing to undertake a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) prior to beginning development on the Contact Tracing App that it was developing for UK citizens. Despite repeated assurances along the way that privacy was on their agenda, they hadn’t completed this fundamental requirement of the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR.
The Government are asking those venues to collect information for contact-tracing purposes. With the potential for GDPR pitfalls and little time to prepare, Databasix have pulled together this practical guide to help owners and managers get ready.
Like most businesses at the moment, the team at Databasix went into 2020 with great plans for the year, and decade, ahead. All was on track as we welcomed our Marketing Assistant Giulia into the team and then bam, next day we were in lockdown and facing a future we hadn’t planned for.
You’ll know already that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires companies to have appropriate technical and organisational measures in place to ensure that data protection is built into their processing activities and business practices.