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It’s not too late…

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Whilst the GDPR and the new Data Protection Act are now in force it is not too late to look at your compliance. If the Information Commissioner’s Office does receive a complaint about your data procedures or a breach occurs you will be in a far better position if you are working towards compliance than you would be if you had not put any measures in place.

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25 May 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Uncategorized

If you find GDPR irritating, you’ve probably missed the point – here is why…

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GDPR opportunities

There was a good deal of irritation within the business community at the resources required to adequately safeguard their data when the GDPR first came into force. There are however some significant advantages to this new focus on data security:

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Reputation Management – how to turn crisis into confidence building.

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A good reputation management strategy and the right timely advice can turn a potentially disastrous breach of trust into an affirmation of integrity.

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11 April 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Your social media accounts are free, but what is the cost to you of providing your data?

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Digital Wills

There have been a lot of stories about the use (and misuse) of our online data in the news lately, from Cambridge Analytica to the unauthorised Black Lives Matter account on Facebook. So in a time when we are all being encouraged to be more aware of how organisations are using our data, what things should you think about when uploading content to your own social media accounts?

Afterall, have you ever considered that the things you may do daily, could be compromising your own privacy?

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6 April 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

The need for data regulation transcends GDPR fatigue

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Whilst many in business are becoming fatigued with the amount of GDPR-related content in their inboxes this fatigue is not replicated amongst individual data subjects. In fact precisely the opposite, individuals are increasingly aware of the value of their personal data and more and more concerned by the growing reports of data misuse. Few people outside the data sharing business had understood the trade in their data or appreciated the personal risk involved.

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3 April 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Infobesity – are you thinking about your social health?

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A balanced diet of information is as key to your length and quality of life as any other factor.

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22 March 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

The era of data-mining and the evaporation of trust online – What can we do?

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The Royds Withy King sponsored Oxford Debate with Alice Thwaite and Matthew D’Ancona on Saturday, part of the Oxford Literary Festival, provided plenty of food for thought on the post-truth era. The emphasis was on the analysis of how people consume information in the age of stories such as the alleged Facebook data breach, and how to make people feel more secure despite the destabilisation arising from recent world events and the rapid advance in technology.

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13 March 2018 0 Comments Posted in News

The post-truth era through the lens of a specialist defamation lawyer

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Disinformation in the Post-Truth Era

Much debate has been stimulated by Donald Trump’s tweets and press conferences regarding the concept of truth. Trust in traditional and social media has abated significantly over the last decade, with the impact of spin on news releases contributing to …

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12 March 2018 0 Comments Posted in News

How networking makes you live longer – the importance of social health in an era of “infobesity”

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How networking makes yo live longer

Management systems have been slow to catch up with the information overload suffered by most of today’s businesses / professionals. Whilst people can access the expertise necessary to optimise their diet, exercise, and other physical and environmental factors, there is …

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Retailers and GDPR: what are you allowed to do with customer information?

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What are retailers permitted to do with the email addresses and customer information sometimes handed over by shoppers at checkouts? Charlotte Ebbutt and Malcolm Gregory explain the rules in their recent article for Business Advice.

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29 June 2017 0 Comments Posted in Technology & media

Uber: When is an app not an app?

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According to the Opinion of Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) Advocate General (AG), Maciej Szpunar, the answer is when it is a transport service.

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24 February 2016 0 Comments Posted in Careers, Opinion

Professional Skills Course – The final hurdle or a valuable introduction to legal skills?

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Trainee Charlotte Ebbutt tells us about her experience with the Professional Skills Course during her training contract.

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