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Digitalisation of the Public Sector – what you need to know

November 21, 2018

The public sector now faces huge risks when it comes to the removal and handling of unwanted IT equipment. Aside from the waste and environmental regulations, much of the IT for disposal could hold potentially sensitive data – raising warning flags for GDPR and security breaches. But it is possible to mitigate the risk of […]

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 […]

General Data Protection Regulation – Security of personal data

January 24, 2017

The UK’s Data Protection Authority (ICO) last week fined Royal & Sun Alliance (RSA) – a leading UK insurance company – £150.000 (€170.000) for failing to keep customers’ information safe. The fine was issued following the theft from one of its offices of a hard drive device containing 60.000 customers’ names, addresses and bank account […]

Here’s how to comply with the 2016 EU General Data Protection Regulation when disposing of ICT assets.

November 11, 2016

The world of technology has advanced beyond measure since the original EU Data Protection 95/46/EC came into force way back in 1995. Back then in the land before smartphones, the ‘cloud’ was just something that blocked out the sun… So with mind-sets to privacy evolving rapidly since those days, the new 2016 law is intended […]

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 […]

New EU Data Protection Regulations Announced

July 29, 2016

We passed our latest spot inspection from our accreditors with a merit on Tuesday. As it should be, but in light of a recent tightening of EU regulations, it’s more important than ever for all of us data controllers to be ADISA certified. The original EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC was passed in 1995. A […]

40% of public sector organisations are breaking the law – are you?

May 10, 2016

As our clients will know, we are very proud to have attained ADISA accreditation last year, probably the most stringent set of standards in IT asset disposal worldwide. ADISA not only randomly and exhaustively audit those they certify. They also study attitudes and behaviours in the market. Steve Mellings, a co-founder of ADISA, recently shared some […]

Data protection and secure IT disposal

December 09, 2015

Data security is big news.  Not a day seems to go by without another large public or private sector organisation hitting the headlines due to a data breach.  Consequently, protecting live data is taken very seriously, but in our experience, less care is taken when disposing of redundant IT equipment that may still contain sensitive […]

Smart phones and data protection

September 30, 2015

The use of so called smart phones is ever on the increase; in fact it is probably more difficult to buy a phone that doesn’t allow internet access, app usage and emails than one that does these days. So, have you thought about how this impacts on Data Protection within your organisation? Here at BLACKMORE […]

Do your old redundant computers contain sensitive data?

September 09, 2015

Businesses in the South West are reminded that if they record personal information on computers, laptops, servers or even mobile phones, they have a legal responsibility to protect that information under the Data Protection Act — even after they have stopped using the equipment. Data Protection is always a priority while the equipment is in […]

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