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Being ignorant of GDPR’s data protection requirements will not save you from the consequences

Many organisations that collect data online tend to be a quite lax when it comes to data protection, particularly small businesses (SME’s) and voluntary organisations. Up until now there was a very simple reason for this - there was never any major risk in not engaging with regulation as it was quite vague and generally unenforceable anyway. The same is [. . .]
14
Jan
2018
Author: Alan Bracken
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GDPR - What is it and how will it affect my organisation

The General Data Protection Regulation will come into effect on the 25th of May, 2018. The purpose of the regulation is to ensure data safety and provide better data security and privacy to consumers/users. The regulation is a net positive for people – it gives them more control over their data, makes their data harder to collect, and ensures that [. . .]
09
Oct
2017
Author: Alan Bracken
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Understanding HTTPS, SSL, and why they are necessary for every website

For most of us, the only difference between HTTP and HTTPS is that one has an S added at the end. Until relatively recently, people didn’t really get the concept of security while browsing the internet – most browsers simply showed a small exclamation mark if a website wasn’t secured, something which the general population ignored. This is no longer [. . .]
14
Aug
2017
Author: Alan Bracken
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Never put a Fiat engine into a Jaguar!

August is a holiday period for many, but for those of us less fortunate I’ll keep this piece short and to the point, so we can get back to those tasks that we sidelined from January to July! [. . .]
12
Aug
2016
Author: Alan Bracken
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