Data Protection

Security horror stories 2019

The scariest security horror stories of 2019

Halloween is right around the corner, but witches, goblins and ghouls aren’t the only things causing a fright this month. Organisations continue to be haunted by the threat of poisoned ransomware, devilish data breaches, and phantom phishing.

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How data breaches impact company valuations

How Data Breaches Impact Company Valuations

As data breaches become increasingly more common, it’s not a matter of ‘if’ an organisation is going to be attacked but ‘when’. 2018 was a landmark year for data breaches but according to a Risk Based Security research report, the first six months of 2019 have already seen more than 3,800…

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Doxxing – The Weaponisation of Personal Data

Within the last few years, the public has woken up to the value of their personal data. The growth of social media, the continual stream of data breaches, as well as the recent Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal, has highlighted just how much of our personal data is available online and how…

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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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GDPR for Dummies – Practical Hacks for Delivering a GDPR Project

The MetaCompliance team have just wrapped up their GDPR for Dummies roadshow across the UK and Europe. It was a huge success and we were delighted to help many organisations with their GDPR journey. We discovered from the feedback at the roadshows that businesses still have a lot of unanswered questions, fear…

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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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3 things you need to know about the data protection directive

1.Where did it come from? The EU Data Protection Directive which is also known as directive 95/46/EC, is a regulation adopted by the European Union to protect the privacy and protection of all personal data collected for or about citizens of the EU. It was adopted in 1995 and relates to processing, using or exchanging…

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