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Year-on-year growth results in new investments

October 24, 2018

We are investing more than £500,000 in our premises and equipment, following growth in demand for secure IT asset disposal and recycling services. Double digit year-on-year growth has created a need to upgrade our office and warehouse facilities, as well as our vehicle fleet. Richard Connock, Commercial Director at Blackmore Ricotech, said: “Our priority has always been in data […]

Morrisons data leak: Supermarket liable for staff details breach

December 06, 2017

Morrisons has been found liable for the actions of a former member of its staff who stole the data of thousands of employees and posted it online. Workers brought a claim against the company after employee Andrew Skelton stole the data, including salary and bank details, of nearly 100,000 staff. The High Court ruling now […]

More data was lost or stolen in the first half of 2017 than all of 2016

October 20, 2017

More data records were lost or stolen during the first half of 2017 than all of 2016, according to Gemalto’s Breach Level Index. In total, 1.9 billion records were compromised as of the end of June 2017, compared to 1.37 billion in 2016. The rise in data breaches was already apparent last year, increasing from […]

Soft Brexit could help confirm EU waste laws in UK’

June 14, 2017

Accordingly, while on the one hand there will be concerns that firm government policy on the environment may not emerge quickly, there will be a longer-term benefit to larger businesses in the waste and recycling sector with the knowledge that producer responsibility measures and recycling targets will remain, and are likely to increase. A large […]

Leading Eurosceptic is new head at Defra

June 14, 2017

Michael Gove, a key campaigner in the Brexit vote and a long-time proponent of cutting business regulations, has been appointed environment secretary. Gove, who was a cabinet minister in the coalition Government, takes over from Andrea Leadsom as EU member states finalise the details of the circular economy (CE) package. Speaking at the launch of […]

GDPR compliance is a many-layered thing

June 09, 2017

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) should, by now, need little introduction. It should be widely understood that it represents a new paradigm for data protection that requires organisations to uphold defined principles of data protection and to protect a set of rights for data subjects. The GDPR will also assert some impressively “effective, […]

Effective testing could have prevented massive downtime at British Airways

June 08, 2017

Following the disruptions to  British Airways (BA) flights over the bank holiday weekend, many people are questioning theairline’s lack of preparation for an incident like this. BA was reportedly hit by a power surge that shut down its IT systems and led to it grounding all its flights for 48 hours. With one passenger telling […]

Yahoo hack -1bn accounts compromised by biggest data breach in history

December 15, 2016

The latest incident to emerge – which happened in 2013 – is probably distinct from the breach of 500m user accounts in 2014. Yahoo said on Wednesday it had discovered another major cyber attack, saying data from more than 1bn user accounts was compromised in August 2013, making it the largest such breach in history. […]

Tesco Bank hack: Tesco would face £1.9bn fine under GDPR

November 24, 2016

Tesco, the supermarket chain that owns Tesco Bank, would face fines of over £1.9bn for this weekend’s hack if it occurred under the EU’s forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR will become law in less than 24 months and will dramatically crank up the data protection regulatory regime across Europe. One of its key features […]

Global secondary metals market ‘toughest for 30 years’

November 11, 2016

Market conditions for commodities and metals recycling in 2016 have been the toughest for 30 years, according to Sims Metal Management chief executive Galdino Claro. At the company’s annual address to shareholders, Claro said Sims had responded to the tough conditions by reducing overheads, selling or mothballing facilities, and accelerating the implementation of other initiatives. “The […]

UK will implement EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

November 10, 2016

Amid the ongoing hoo-ha and uncertainty surrounding Brexit, one issue has actually been resolved – an issue, moreover, that will have wide-reaching consequences for hundreds of thousands of businesses in the UK. The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Karen Bradley MP, confirmed to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on Monday […]

Chitterne Secure Processing Facility Fully Open For Business

October 26, 2016

One of the key reasons for undertaking this facility upgrade is the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) that come into effect from May 2018. We have already seen a change in the mindset of businesses that are already considering the new regulations including their requirements for the way we collect, process and report on […]

100 company Sage announces data breach, shares drop 3.9%

August 18, 2016

Business management software company Sage has announced a data breach – causing share prices to fall. Sage notified roughly 280 of its UK business customers that their data, including employee financial and salary data, may have been affected by a breach. According to, the breach was conducted by an employee but it is unclear […]

From Blackmore Vale to the Black Sea

June 16, 2016

Blackmore Ricotech is 20 years old in 2016. We’re celebrating this occasion with a charity fund raising ride on an upcycled bike… On the eve of our 20th birthday, one of our founding directors is setting off on a charity bike ride from Blackmore Vale, to the shores of Black Sea at Odessa, Ukraine. Leaving […]

HOW many jumbo jets? 20 years of secure technology recycling

June 16, 2016

This month we’re celebrating 20 years in the business. The secret of our continued success has been a commitment to staying one step ahead of technological developments and ensuring that our clients remain totally compliant with changes to the laws which govern this development. We thought it might be interesting to look at just how […]

Morrisons sued by 6,000 staff following data breach

April 19, 2016

6,000 Morrisons staff are now suing the supermarket giant following a 2014 data breach in which 99,998 employees’ personal details were leaked. The court deadline for joining the group action was 8 April 2016. Nick McAleenan of JMW Solicitors, which is representing the group, said: “Whenever employers are given personal details of their staff, they […]

IT professionals likely to hack their own organisations

March 14, 2016

A survey conducted by Absolute Software reveals that younger IT professionals demonstrate more “cavalier” behaviour when it comes to information security, according to HelpNet Security. According to the survey, 41% of staff aged 18-44 were most likely to hack their own organisation, while only 12% would over the age of 44. Other worrying statistics show […]

South West Secure IT and WEEE recycling specialists join forces

December 09, 2015

Welcome to the new Blackmore Ricotech website – part of our re-branding following a successful merger.  We are pleased to announce that our two companies – Wiltshire based Blackmore IT and Somerset company Ricotech Ltd have joined forces.  Blackmore Ricotech, as we will be known, will continue to specialise in data destruction and secure recycling […]

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