Bad Data Protection Practices

As a Small Business Owner, are you ready and able to manage the extra personal data that you are required to process on the return to work?

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A la carte Data Protection

À la carte Data Protection Training Download these details Make an enquiry L2 Cyber Security Solutions is delighted to be able to offer the following À la carte Data Protection Training, in an online and in-person format. Title: À la carte Data Protection Training. Learning objective: The purpose of this programme is to equip the learner with…

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Staff Data Protection Awareness

Staff Data Protection Awareness Training Download these details Make an enquiry L2 Cyber Security Solutions is delighted to be able to offer the following Staff Data Protection Training, in an online and in-person format. Title: Data Protection Awareness Training for staff. Learning objective: The purpose of this programme is to equip the learner with the knowledge and…

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Board Management Data Protection Briefing

Board/Management Data Protection Briefing Download these details Make an enquiry L2 Cyber Security Solutions is delighted to be able to offer the following Board/Management Briefing, in an online and in-person format. Title: Data Protection Briefing for Boards or Management. Learning objective: The purpose of this programme is to equip the members of the board/management with the knowledge…

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first annual report

The first annual report from the Data Protection Commission, under the auspices of the GDPR has just been released.

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GDPR fines

Shortly after I posted about the Austrian GDPR fine, another fine was issued by the regulatory authority in Portugal. Late last week the German regulatory authority imposed another fine on an App maker. So the GDPR fines are beginning to come. Let’s take a quick look at these three cases and then see what you…

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nui galway data breach

The NUI Galway data breach that was revealed this week is concerning. Particularly the initial reports about the breach, which weren’t very clear.

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Facebook are only fined £500,000

You remember the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica mess from earlier this year? Well, Facebook have been issued with a notice that they are to be fined £500,000 as a result of this. “What? Facebook are only fined £500,000?” I hear you cry.

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Deal with Ransomware

I want to come back to this topic on how to deal with Ransomware. This is because I keep meeting business people in the training that I deliver who, either know of somebody or have themselves, suffered a Ransomware incident.

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The eir laptop theft that was revealed this week was pretty … actually … it was really bad and deeply embarrassing for eir. However details that emerged from the statement by the Data Protection Commission showed that it could have been a LOT worse. 1,500 Laptops worse!

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be marked "Not Secure"

Starting next week, some websites will be marked “Not Secure”. This is because the Chrome browser will no longer be highlighting secure websites, but will instead highlight insecure websites. 

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MyFitnessPal Breach

The MyFitnessPal online fitness and nutrition website has suffered a data breach which affects up to 150 million customers. That is a few million more than the Equifax breach. Under Armour, the website’s owner, reported the breach yesterday. 

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Cambridge Analytica and Facebook

Cambridge Analytica have been rumbled. They have used Facebook data in ways that it should not have been used. By doing so, they have influenced and possibly manipulated the results of a number of elections across the world in recent years. Most notably the 2016 US Presidential Election. 

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