Compliance Awareness

Cyber security awareness campaigns

Can You Take Cyber Security Awareness Campaigns Too Far?

It's no secret that Cyber Security is an ever-growing issue as the cyber threat landscape continues to evolve and cyber criminals become increasingly sophisticated. In the past, companies had a small group of staff responsible for their IT and Cyber Security, however, in more recent years there has been a noticeable shift in mindset as cyber attacks continue to hit the headlines.

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A Guide to PSD2 – Strong Customer Authentication

Advances in digital technologies and the growth of the internet have led to an explosion in online crime. As traditional crimes like burglary and car theft continue to fall, online fraud has quickly become the most common crime in the UK with almost one in ten people falling victim. Criminals have shifted…

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Data processor

What is a Data Processor under GDPR?

Two terms that we hear constantly in relation to GDPR are ‘Data Controllers’ and Data Processors’. It’s important to understand the distinction between these two terms as it will determine your responsibilities under the legislation.

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Article 30 GDPR

Article 30 and its Importance to Your GDPR Project

With the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), companies that process data will need to ensure they have detailed records of what they’re doing with data. Article 30 says: “Each controller and, where applicable, the controller’s representative, shall maintain a record of processing activities under its responsibility.” The GDPR will see the…

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Meet the latest Compliancers #4

It’s been a busy 2018 so far here at MetaCompliance, with the introduction of several fresh faces to the team. Due to continued growth, additional staff were required across the company in various departments to help achieve our goal in developing our worldwide sales and market presence. In the space…

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The Top 5 GDPR Myths

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on the 25th May and will completely overhaul how businesses process and handle data and give individuals a greater control over who collects and processes their data, what it is used for, and how it is being protected. Despite the May…

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WhatsApp’s Pragmatic GDPR Parental Permission Policy

As the countdown to the introduction of GDPR edges closer, there is a significant increase in activity from tech giants such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. The most notable to date is the announcement from instant messaging app WhatsApp that they will raise the minimum age for underage users to 16 ahead…

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Scam of the Week – Meltdown and Spectre

Another year, another major security incident comes to light. The first of this year’s Scam of the Week series looks at Meltdown and Spectre, which are being called the ‘worst ever’ CPU bugs affecting virtually all computers. This CPU bug can be found in everything from smartphones to PCs to…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Attend the GDPR Roadshow

The team at MetaCompliance are having an executive briefing on GDPR in key European cities including London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Berlin and Geneva. Below we look at 5 reasons why you should join us when our GDPR roadshow comes to town. 1. Free GDPR for Dummies Book We’ve released the…

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Change Policy Management Systems – Picking the Right One

In this ever-connected world, risk management is vital to your organisation. Even if you are confident about all aspects of your business you must have a robust risk management strategy in place. At the core of this strategy should be an effective Change policy management system. An effective policy management system…

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10 tips for cyber safety at work

We come to work every day, often following the same routine, unaware of the cyber dangers and implications that we face. Keeping yourself and your organisation safe is part of your job and by becoming more aware of these dangers by making small changes in the office, you can help keep yourself and your company safe from any cyber-attacks or breaches.   1.…

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