The outlook is Cloudy with possible spells of data protection issues

This isn’t a blog about the weather, but some people may be in for a stormy time if they use apps or services that don’t have good data protection measures in place. The majority of us now use ‘the Cloud’ to provide services or store data. The main players seem to have good data protection policies… Read More

Self-assessment tool to help SMEs with Data Protection

The Information Commissions Office has launched a self-assessment tool to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) assess their compliance with the Data Protection Act and the key obligations for processing their customers’ or clients’ personal information. Anyone who processes personal information must comply with eight principles of the Data Protection Act, which make sure that… Read More

Sharing too much on social media can be bad for you

Every few months there are stories about criminals taking information from social media sites to commit some type of ‘identity theft’ crime. The majority of stories are not very specific about the impact, or the impact is in an area that would not concern many people. But what if someone can take out a credit… Read More

Windows 10 privacy settings

Windows 10 launched with little of the fanfare seen in previous launches, but those who wanted it already knew when it was coming and were poised to start downloading it. One report said Microsoft hit a maximum bandwidth of 15 Tb/s, ahead of the previous record of Apple’s 8 Tb/s during their last OS push.… Read More