Created: Monday, 15 January 2018
Written by Tim Nicholls
How much time is left before the General Data Protection Regulations come into force ?
Companies worldwide that are working with European Individual's data should now be aware of the impact GDPR will have on the way they work with that data.
When do the new regulations come into force ?
25th May 2018
Here are some more questions to ask your leadership ( Download a printable version here )
For more information visit the ICO website
- Have you made everyone, and we mean everyone, in your organisation aware of the regulations ? Yes / No
- Is your company aware of all the different repositories of personal data ? Yes / No
- Has your company's privacy notice been updated? Yes / No
- Are the processes for deleting personal data easily accessible and documented ? Yes / No
- Have you done a trial run on how long it takes to complete a subject access request to complete it within the allowed time frame (normally 40 days) ? Yes / No
- Does the privacy notice clearly state why the information is held ? Yes / No
- Is all data, held under consent, clearly recorded on how that consent was attained ? Yes / No
- If any data, is, or may belong to children, do you have a method of recording parental / guardian consent with this data, and for any data that could belong to under 18s have you got that consent ? Yes / No
- Where are the documented procedures for detecting, reporting and investigating a data breach ? Location : _____________________________
- Where are the documented procedures for carrying out DPIA's for new developments / technologies, or new processes ? Location : _____________________________
- Who is/are the Data Protection Officers Name(s) : _____________________________
- If you have overseas branches, which state is the lead supervisory authority ? State : _____________________________ / N/A
Created: Monday, 31 October 2016
Written by Paul Grigg
If your business is relying on older wireless infrastructure it is probably time to upgrade. Wireless traffic is only going up, not only is the demand from each device going up, each person typically has more devices - laptop, phone and tablet etc!
On top of that, nearby wireless access points, bluetooth and other wireless peripherals all compete with you for the limited amount of wireless bandwidth.
Enter "5GHz". The "5GHz" band has a lot less devices competing. Typically 5GHz has a smaller range than 2.4GHz, which counter to what you would expect is actually a benefit. It means there are fewer devices competing within an access point’s reach.
Any laptops, phones and tablets replaced within the last few years probably already support the latest wireless protocol 802.11ac which uses the 5GHz band, why not update your wireless infrastructure to support them? Wireless 802.11ac infrastructure is also now quite reasonably priced.