Data Protection news
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued a statement last week announcing changes to their approach in light of current events. Recognising the impact Covid-19 has had on organisations, the ICO said it will be pragmatic and empathetic, focusing instead on only the greatest threats.
Computer cookies are small pieces of information made up of letters and numbers, like a code. Online services provide them when you visit their website. Software on your computer can store cookies, and send them back to the website next time you visit. This allows the website to recognise your device.
Sending and receiving emails has become our primary way of communicating at work. An estimated 269 billion emails are sent globally every single day. It's therefore not surprising that occasionally some emails are sent to the wrong recipient by accident.
Veritau will shortly be launching its Cyber Security Awareness Week. The campaign will highlight the risks and challenges organisations face in the digital age. With several high profile cyber incidents in the news recently we all need to be alert to the risks we face.
The fraud team have been working with our Communications Officer to prepare messages and infographics for the week. Cyber Security Awareness Week will be from 9 - 13 September.
In the space of two days the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced its intention to levy large fines for breaches of GPDR, the first since the legislation came into force in May 2018. GDPR allows the regulator to fine companies up to £18 million or 4% of annual global turnover, whichever is higher.
We've come to the end of #10Profiles where to celebrate 10 years of Veritau, 10 staff members have been featured. Last but by no means least is Robert, who was worked at the council for an incredible 43 years.
To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we're doing a focus on 10 staff members to learn more about the people who make Veritau what it is. Last week we had focuses on five members of staff, which continues this week with another five from our different service areas.