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Healthcare innovation, not data theft

Posted by Peter Nailer | 17 May 2016, 09:38 AM


Technology giant Google recently announced it will be launching an app in conjunction with the NHS to monitor for symptoms of kidney failure. However, despite the obvious positives to this technology, this potentially lifesaving project is facing a backlash due to the implications of Google having full access to the medical records of more than 1.6 million patients in the UK without prior patient consultation.

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Taking the pain out of data storage for legal firms

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 10 Aug 2015, 14:49 PM


Jonathan Birch looks at the daily aggravations organisations and specifically the legal sector are having with data storage. With multiple concerns including reliability of backups, data security and storage as well as the increasing costs along with data growth, Jonathan discusses how organisations can safely manage their data as well as costs.

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EU Data Protection Reforms: Why you can’t afford to ignore them

Posted by Mark Hall | 16 Feb 2015, 16:13 PM


Following on from an earlier blog where Mark Hall discussed the upcoming Data Regulation reforms which are due later this year, Mark now looks ahead to see what areas your business should be aware of for when the new regulations come into force and, even more importantly, what the financial penalties could be should these new rules be ignored.

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Are you information assured? What you need to know about the new EU Data Protection Regulation

Posted by Mark Hall | 5 Dec 2014, 15:13 PM


Following the recently introduced reforms to the EU Data Protection Regulation, Mark Hall looks at what they mean to your data, how the changes will affect both large and small companies and the penalties you could face for non-compliance.

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Protect yourself against the UK cyber attack

Posted by Stuart Brown | 12 Jun 2014, 17:41 PM


Unless you’ve had your head in the ground, you can’t have failed to have heard that the UK could be the target of the biggest cyber attack ever in the forthcoming week or so. British investigators have been working with the FBI to trace the hackers behind the infamous GOZeus and CryptoLocker botnets.

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Project Prism – do you know where your data is?

Posted by Stefan Haase | 19 Jun 2013, 14:14 PM


Commentary on the Prism Project revelation, in particular Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing, is rife within mainstream media. But what does this mean for data centres and hosting? It is important, in the wake of this news, that CIOs pay attention to what happens to their data after it is sent into the Cloud. Stefan Haase outlines key questions to ask your data centre provider to ensure the privacy of your data.

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Everyone needs a backup, even NASA

Posted by Stefan Haase | 11 Mar 2013, 16:00 PM


Stray cosmic rays have led to the Mars Rover having to rely on its backup computer, which will spend weeks retrieving the data the robot has been collecting from the red planet. The story throws into sharp relief the need for organisations to invest in robust backup systems to protect essential data.

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PCI: Dont end up paying the price of non-compliance

Posted by Paul Storey | 12 Apr 2012, 14:13 PM


As a result of the recent security breach in which details of an estimated 1.5 million payment cards were stolen, the card payment processor Global Payments was dropped from Visa’s compliant providers registry. The incident throws a spotlight on the complexity of maintaining PCI compliance, particularly when you’re having to hand over some of your processes to a third party. After the breach Global Payments CEO, Paul R Garcia, said, “This will make us better – this will make PCI better”.

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Backup and recovery: 3 problems and a solution

Posted by Stefan Haase | 1 Dec 2011, 13:06 PM


74% of organisations are “not very confident” they could fully restore their systems or data after an IT failure. That’s the finding of the recent European Disaster Recovery Survey 2011 sponsored by IT group EMC and based on answers from 1,750 IT bosses in nine European countries.

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Barriers to the Cloud – whats holding companies back?

Posted by Stefan Haase | 13 Sep 2011, 16:45 PM


A recent survey from Norway on the uptake of Cloud Computing cited 91% of public sector and 83% of private sector respondents as indicating “maintaining control over data and security to prevent data being compromised by third parties” as a primary concern when making the move to Cloud-based services.

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The US Patriot Act: Whos looking at YOUR data?

Posted by Stefan Haase | 7 Sep 2011, 15:48 PM


Recent data compliance examples from Google and Microsoft have highlighted the significant vulnerabilities with Cloud service providers who data hosting services are based outside the UK. This may not provide sufficient control over where your data is actually stored, it has implications related to data protection, and may expose your data to scrutiny by the US government.

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Data and information – your legal obligations

Posted by Stefan Haase | 25 May 2011, 11:41 AM


The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA”) came into force on 1st January 2005 and gave the public new rights of access to recorded information held by public authorities – and email is considered part of that ‘recorded information’.

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