Keighley based data protection experts BLS Stay Compliant have been revealed as partners in the Northern Powerhouse trade mission later this month. BLS Stay Compliant Directors Sandra Lomax and Gary Baker will travel to Dubai as part of the mission ahead of the Arab Health Medical Event, which opens on 27 January 2020. The event …

Now that we’ve welcomed in 2020, it seems an opportune moment to refresh our memory of some of the biggest data protection news stories from 2019. It may not have been quite as significant a year for legislative change, compared to the momentous changes GDPR brought in 2018, but 2019 posed a different kind of …

  We will be closing our offices from 24th – 27th December (inclusive) this year. This means our phones will not be active and our emails will not be consistently monitored, but voicemails and emails left over that time frame will be picked up week commencing 30th December if not before. Online bookings for Stay …

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 …