Privacy, GDPR, CCPA

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

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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Subject access requests

How to deal with Subject Access Requests

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on the 25th of May 2018 and completely overhauled how businesses process and handle data. Organisations have had to rapidly adapt to ensure they are compliant with the new legislation and not liable for the large fines which have dominated the…

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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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tips for GDPR compliance

5 Tips for GDPR Compliance

As we edge closer to the one-year anniversary of the implementation of GDPR, many organisations are still struggling to achieve compliance with the landmark legislation. In fact, a recent study conducted by Forrester found that over half of the respondents had not taken all the necessary steps to achieve compliance, despite the passing of…

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GDPR in 2019

GDPR in 2019 – Things we have learned 1 year after GDPR

Well, it’s been an eventful few weeks. As we passed the 1-year anniversary of the implementation of GDPR, it seemed that many organisations had remained relatively unscathed from the threat of financial sanctions for non-compliance with the new regulation. According to the European Data Protection Board, regulators in 11 countries issued fines…

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7 Principles of GDPR

What are the 7 Principles of GDPR?

The GDPR is underpinned by a number of data protection principles that drive compliance. These principles outline the obligations that organisations must adhere to when they collect, process and store an individual’s personal data. While the data protection principles are similar to those found in the previous Data Protection Directive (DPD), they…

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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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What is Valid GDPR Consent?

The landmark legislation has changed the way organisations approach data privacy and put consumers back in the driver’s seat, giving them a greater control over how their data is stored and processed. When the GDPR came into effect on the 25 May 2018, it signalled the biggest shake up of…

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steps to Prevent Your Email Getting Hacked

5 Steps to Prevent Your Email Getting Hacked in 2019

There’s no doubt that over the last year, we’ve seen a marked increase in the number of cyber attacks, data breaches, phishing scams and large-scale hacking attacks. We tend to think that it’s just the big corporations that are getting hit, but every one of us is a potential target…

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from MetaCompliance

Usually on a Friday, we’d have a scam of the week message. However, today is our last day before the Christmas break so we thought we’d take this opportunity to review the year and wish you the best for the year ahead. This year’s highlights include: • The release of…

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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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GDPR for Dummies: The Roadshow

GDPR for Dummies: The Roadshow

In an age of uncertainty, the one certainty for 2018 is the introduction of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In order to assist organisations with their GDPR project, by taking a ‘business first’ approach, the team at MetaCompliance are having an executive briefing on GDPR in key European…

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