December already..

(Well, nearly)

As the deadline to GDPR approaches we're seeing interest increase by an order of magnitude. The NECC recently hosted a GDPR update seminar at Ramside Hall, they catered for 200 but had 300 registrations. The venue was big enough to cope of course. Some great information from the speakers too (Pulsant, KPMG, Womble Bond Dickinson and Arthur J. Gallagher). Interestingly the only guys giving a technical point of view were Pulsant. We had information from Accountants, Lawyers and Insurance specialists. Just shows the scope and depth of the approaching regulations I guess. Best advice of the day though, be pragmatic and understand that GDPR is all about best practice and not disruption to business.

Link : North East Chamber of Commerce Events

The last couple of months has seen more announcements on hacks and intrusions, Uber have admitted they had data stolen and paid off the thieves to delete and keep quiet (The ICO would have had a field day with that one btw, the breach is bad but not announcing within 72 hours would have been viewed much more seriously...)

Link : Uber breach exposes 57 million users

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