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ICO prepares for post-Brexit GDPR - 04 Nov 2016

From ComputerWeekly.com Information commissioner Elizabeth Denham has welcomed the UK government's confirmation that it will implement the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) despite the outcome of the UK referendum. In a blog post, Denham wrote: 'I see this as good news for the UK. One of the key drivers ... read more..

69% of office professionals in the UK hoard data - 30 Sep 2016

From SC Magazine Over three-quarters (77%) of IT decision makers worldwide are now more concerned about the impact of data hoarding than they were a year ago. New research from Veritas was conducted among 10,022 global office professionals and ITDMs across 13 countries to look into how individuals manage data. ... read more..

Nine out of 10 UK orgs don't encrypt over 75% of data in the cloud - 03 Aug 2016

From SC Magazine Companies are not adopting appropriate governance and security measures to protect sensitive data in the cloud according to a Ponemon Institute report The 2016 Global Cloud Data Security Study, commissioned by Gemalto. More than 3,400 IT and IT security practitioners were surveyed from the UK, US, Brazil, ... read more..

Dropbox boosts business tools with AdminX launch - 28 Jul 2016

From V3.co.uk Dropbox has announced the launch of a major set of controls for business customers to give IT teams more oversight and management of information shared on the platform. The AdminX launch was 'months in the planning', according to the firm, and is designed to make it as simple ... read more..

ICO advises organisations to establish internal breach reporting procedures to prepare for GDPR - 21 Jul 2016

From V3.co.uk The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has advised organisations to set up internal security breach reporting procedures, supported by comprehensive training, as part of preparations for the General Data Protection Directive (GDPR) due to come into effect in 2018. The recommendation is made in an ICO Breach notification advisory, ... read more..

Business lacks certainty despite official adoption of EU-US Privacy Shield - 14 Jul 2016

From ComputerWeekly.com The European Commission (EC) has officially adopted the EU-US Privacy Shield framework to protect transatlantic personal data transfers to the US, but that may not be the end of the controversy. Andrus Ansip, EC vice president for the Digital Single Market, said the framework will protect the personal ... read more..

The strange case of the UK’s missing information commissioner - 07 Jul 2016

From ComputerWeekly.com Christopher Graham, the UK information commissioner for the past seven years, retired from his post on 28 June, with his successor Elizabeth Denham still in Canada. His deputy, Simon Entwistle, is currently holding the fort. The unusual handover followed a failure by the government to obtain the Queen's ... read more..

Brexit and the GDPR – why leaving the EU will make life harder for enterprises - 15 Jun 2016

From Computerworld UK Spit five feet inside the IT department of a larger organisation right now and you'll hit someone with a reasonable claim to dislike the onerous EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Styled as the most significant piece of privacy law yet enacted, few would argue that most ... read more..

Stupid humans, you are the weakest link, at least according to the ICO - 08 Jun 2016

From ComputerWeekly.com Human error is the main cause of data breaches, according to statistics obtained from the UK's Information Commissioner's Office. Figures obtained by Egress Software Technologies via a Freedom of Information (FOI) request found that human error accounted for almost two-thirds (62%) of the incidents reported to the ICO ... read more..

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 is released - 08 Jun 2016

From ZDNet Microsoft SQL Server 2016, the latest version of Redmond's core operational database, has reached GA. This release, which has been available in public preview for just over a year, is probably one of the biggest releases ever for the product. Major features have been added to the relational, ... read more..

European data protection supervisor adds voice to criticism of Privacy Shield - 01 Jun 2016

From Computing.co.uk The European data protection supervisor (EDPS) Giovanni Buttarelli has raised concerns about the EU-US Privacy Shield data-sharing pact, claiming that it is not robust enough to stand up to proper legal scrutiny. This supports a resolution by the European Parliament last week in which MEPs voted 501 to ... read more..

10 key facts businesses need to note about the GDPR - 18 May 2016

From ComputerWeekly.com The European Union's new data protection regulation is complicated, but there are 10 key facts businesses need to know, says privacy lawyer and KuppingerCole analyst Karsten Kinast. 'The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in less than two years' time, but it is not too late ... read more..

GDPR gets a deadline: 25 May 2018 - 11 May 2016

From IT Pro The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules will become law from 25 May 2018, following the publication of the document's final draft. Companies now have 24 months to implement the guidelines outlined in the document, including who is accountable for security and how data flows between ... read more..

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 launches June 1 - 04 May 2016

From InformationWeek IT pros, mark your calendars. Microsoft has confirmed it will make the final version of its SQL Server 2016 software generally available on June 1 2016. The newest edition of Microsoft's data management and business analytics software will deliver a few significant new features previously unavailable in older ... read more..

GDPR will require 28,000 data protection officers in Europe, study shows - 29 Apr 2016

From ComputerWeekly.com European Union data protection rules will require the appointment of 28,000 data protection officers (DPOs) in the next two years in Europe alone, a study revealed. Even though the final version of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires only public authorities and other entities engaged in profiling ... read more..

47% of IT leaders don't know where their data is located - 29 Apr 2016

From SC Magazine Almost half (47%) of IT leaders in EU-based businesses are unaware of the geographical location of critical and personal data. A survey conducted by UKFast studied over 300 IT decision makers ranging from startups and medium-sized businesses. The survey comes as the Privacy Shield, a replacement for ... read more..

Dropbox to end support for Windows XP from 26 June - 29 Apr 2016

From V3.co.uk Dropbox is ending support for Windows XP and nudging people in the direction of Windows 10. The Dropbox desktop app, at least the Windows XP version, will cease to be available for download from 26 June, according to a Dropbox post, at which point signing on or creating ... read more..

IT decision makers admit they need to do more to protect data - 17 Mar 2016

From ComputerWeekly.com Most IT leaders recognise the importance of data protection but more than a quarter of IT decision makers (ITDMs) at UK firms admit they could do more to protect corporate data. Almost 90% of CIOs/CISOs, 80% of ITDMs and 74% of knowledge workers said their ability to ... read more..

Norfolk County Council offering salary of up to £115,000 for new head of IT - 24 Feb 2016

From Computing.co.uk Norfolk County Council is looking for a new head of IT and information management, and offering a salary of up to £115,000 for the successful candidate. The successful applicant will, according to the council, have to support the delivery of its Re-Imagining Norfolk strategy, by which the council aims to ... read more..

Does your company need a chief data officer? - 24 Feb 2016

From Computerworld.com It's a rare business today that doesn't depend on data in some significant way, but does that mean most companies need a chief data officer? That's a question on more than a few executive minds in this big data era, particularly as analyst firms wax increasingly enthusiastic about ... read more..

Chief data officer roles must put information at the core to drive business benefits - 17 Feb 2016

From V3.co.uk The role of chief data officer (CDO) should be based on four key areas with data at their core, according to Gartner. The analyst house said that the number of CDOs in UK companies rose from 400 to 1,000 between 2014 and 2015, underlining the growing shift to ... read more..

Jobs boom for 'data privacy officers' under forthcoming GDPR - 10 Feb 2016

From Computing.co.uk Organisations will need to put in place new internal record keeping and other controls around data when the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is introduced, warns DLA Piper legal director JP Buckley. And the new data protection law will apply to even the smallest of businesses. That ... read more..

What businesses should know about Privacy Shield - 10 Feb 2016

From Computerworld.com Businesses may take some comfort from the fact that a successor to the Safe Harbor agreement has finally been named but, at this point, they shouldn't get too comfortable. Since it was first announced last week, the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement governing trans-Atlantic data transfers has elicited considerable ... read more..

Looking to land 2016's 'hottest job'? Here's what you need to be a data scientist - 03 Feb 2016

From Computerworld.com Now that 'data scientist' has been named this year's hottest job, it's only natural to wonder if you've got what it takes to fill it. With a median base salary of $116,840 and top rankings from recruiting site Glassdoor for job and career opportunities, the position currently suffers ... read more..

90% of large organisations will have a chief data officer by 2019 – Gartner - 03 Feb 2016

From Information Age The race to drive competitive advantage and improved efficiency through better use of information assets is leading to a sharp rise in the number of chief data officers (CDOs), according to Gartner. As a result, the analyst firm has predicted that 90% of large companies will have ... read more..

The CCS Media Expo 2014 - 11 Jan 2016

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IT departments hindering data access as only 46% of top execs can get the information they require - 11 Nov 2015

From Computing.co.uk Only 46% of senior executives in European and North American businesses have access to their company's most important information and the IT department may be to blame, a new report by PwC and storage information firm Iron Mountain claims. Out of 1,800 senior business leaders in both SMBs ... read more..

Two-thirds of enterprises fail to meet best-practice standards for data control - 21 Oct 2015

From Information Age Two-thirds of enterprises are failing to meet best-practice standards for data control, an IDC study has revealed. Keeping enterprise data both safe and accessible is a complex balancing act made all the more difficult by the geometric growth rate of production data, which is difficult to keep ... read more..

Why businesses are failing on information management - 30 Sep 2015

From ComputerWeekly.com Many organisations are failing to make the most of the data they collect due to a gap between compliance and the data analytics team. Research conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in conjunction with Iron Mountain found that only 4% of businesses were confident their organisations were extracting the full ... read more..

Study shows UK workers fail to understand data value, putting firms at risk - 28 Jul 2015

From ComputerWeekly.com Only 7% of UK employees rate their business data higher than their personal information, a survey has revealed. More than half of the 1,000 UK employees polled by independent research firm OnePoll said they value their own data more than their work data while 43% said they ... read more..

 

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