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Why lack of certainty is probably not helping GDPR compliance

If it wasn’t hard enough to convince businesses in the UK that they really should be thinking about how their organisation will be impacted by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) next year, we’ve got to also think about the ePrivacy Regulations (which the EU wants to come into force at the same time as the GDPR) and most recently an announcement by the UK Government that we’ll be getting a new Data Protection Act […]

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What does the Great Repeal Bill mean for data protection?

On 2nd February the UK Government published it’s white paper setting out the 12 principles which will guide the UK’s exit from the EU (Brexit). The plan includes “providing certainty and clarity” and “taking control of our own laws”. The principle for taking control of our own laws is an interesting one. It generally refers to a proposed Great Repeal Bill (introduced to Parliament back in October) which will remove the European Communities Act 1972 from UK law and […]

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Poor data security can ruin your business reputation

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently” – Warren Buffet Reputation is an important asset for any business, regardless of size. Reputation indicates trust in your business, the chance that your customers will act as brand advocates and help spread the word about your excellent services. Reputation is a key factor in growing your brand and therefore your business. In the digital space, […]

Digital by Default. Security by Design.

Effective use of digital is more than web and social

The Flavourfy Digital mantra is simple: Digital by default. Security by design. These are important principles by which I work and which I believe all businesses should adhere to if they want to succeed in an online world. Digital by default The concept of digital by default is straightforward: businesses should be thinking about how they can be digital businesses rather than thinking about how they can use individual digital channels that might help their business. […]

10 things about GDPR

10 things you need to know about the General Data Protection Regulation

Earlier this year (in a time before Brexit) the European Parliament and Council adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) a unifying regulation on data protection for the whole of Europe. The intention is for it to replace the previous data protection directive which gave the UK the Data Protection Act (DPA) and to provide a uniform data protection regulation across the whole of Europe. What the GDPR offers as a regulation is adequately covered […]