Last week, British insurance company Hiscox LTD went on trial accused of breaching data protection laws when handling a claim made by a customer regarding their £30,000 Swiss watch. Hiscox allegedly required the claimant to supply information about criminal convictions before the company would pay out on their claim. The company is accused of asking …

BLS Limited and Stay Compliant is delighted to welcome Katie Fairman into the BLS family. Katie joins us from Dilys Jones Associates (DJA) Ltd and will be leading sales for our consultancy and training services. Her responsibilities will include overseeing the development of our training course framework; a key part of the growing expansion of …

image: Suzanne is pictured here with our Director Sandra Lomax and Dame Fiona Caldicott. BLS Limited and Stay Compliant are delighted to announce that Suzanne Crutchley LLM, prominent expert on Information Law: DPA, FOIA, HRA, related regulations and delegated legislation, has joined our Associate team to develop and broaden our training courses and services. The …

3 minute read. Breaking news last week unveiled that Uber Technologies Inc, the global transportation technology company, hid a huge data breach from customers, employees and the authorities. The story was uncovered more than a year after the breach. Hackers stole personal data of over 57 million customers and drivers in October 2016, uncovering names, …

2 minute read. A recent research study found that only one fifth of the UK public have trust and confidence in companies and organisations storing their personal information. Other findings from the survey, conducted by the ComRes on behalf of the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), showed that most adults are also unaware of how their …

2 minute read. To comply with UK regulations, companies need to have a valid, legal reason for collecting, processing and storing personal information. This reason needs to be clearly communicated, along with the way a user’s personal information is stored and shared. Notices should be clear as to how a user can find out what …

GDPR and SMEs. The clock continues to tick towards 25th May 2018 and with it, the GDPR looms closer than ever. The General Data Protection Regulation will come into force to upgrade the current Data Protection Act in terms of managing data held by companies nationwide. Individuals will have more control over their own personal …

3.5 minute read. The GDPR will replace the current Data Protection Act in just under 33 weeks’ time, signifying a significant change in the way schools manage a wide variety of data. The new bill was introduced to Parliament on 14th September, starting the process of implementing the regulation in time for the launch date …

2.5 minute read. Back in June, a new Data Protection Bill was announced as part of the Queen’s Speech, aiming to regulate data protection in the UK. This regulation was introduced to the Houses of Parliament officially on Thursday 14th September. The new bill will put the 1998 version of the Data Protection Act into …