Congratulations to all students who have received exam results this year, the hard work and waiting is over, and the future is exciting! For all GCSE, A Level and University students the waiting is finally over and those long-anticipated exam results have been released. Reaction to grades may be positive or negative, and some students …

Over a year into the revised GDPR and Data Protection legislation and it seems that a third of Europe’s businesses may still not be compliant with the updated laws. According to a survey of European middle-market businesses across 34 countries, 30% of them acknowledge that they are still not compliant with GDPR. Indeed, we have …

EE has become the latest communications company to fall foul of the marketing rules concerning unsolicited messages. The mobile network and internet service provider sent unsolicited marketing messages to its customers in February/March 2018. The ICO investigated and discovered that EE, which is a division of BT, breached section 55 of the Data Protection Act …

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is inviting local authorities to feedback on its latest draft of the Data Sharing Code Of Practice document, which is being updated under the new Data Protection Act 2018. The document will be renewed to address the many changes that have taken place within data protection legislation since its original …

Back in September 2018, British Airways followed the rules and informed the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) of a potential data breach. The airline, owned by IAG group, had discovered its website had been compromised and an estimated 500,000 customers’ data had been accessed by hackers. Now, after an investigation into ‘poor security’, the ICO has …

It was only a matter of time before the consequential General Data Protection Regulation fines commenced.  The recent £44m fine for Google’s infraction of the GDPR regulations is a real wake up call, if ever one were needed, that UK organisations need to comply with the recent legislation by respecting individuals Privacy and information rights. …

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 …

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 …