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GDPR: What to do with conflicting legislation

Some IT leaders are facing a tricky question over what to do with their data once the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018. However, there are some experts who advise that the regulation is already in force, and firms need to comply with its provisions immediately, or risk hefty fines. The GDPR contains provisions ... Read More »

GDPR: It’s IT’s job to understand it, and explain it to the business

One of the long-term aims of IT departments should be to understand the impending EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and find a way to translate its requirements into language business leaders can understand. That’s the opinion of Ray Bricknell, managing director of consultancy Behind Every Cloud, speaking as part of a recent Computing web seminar ‘Cloud mix and match, getting ... Read More »

Beware ‘fake news’ on GDPR, warns compliance lawyer Jonathan Armstrong

DevOps Excellence Awards There are many different ways to move towards a DevOps culture, and these awards are designed to recognise and celebrate the best of every organisation, team, individual, product and tool. Date: 22 Mar 2017 London Read More »

How to ensure your firm is GDPR compliant? Start with existing standards

DevOps Excellence Awards There are many different ways to move towards a DevOps culture, and these awards are designed to recognise and celebrate the best of every organisation, team, individual, product and tool. Date: 22 Mar 2017 London Read More »

Get talking to your third party cloud storage partners now, as GDPR is coming

Computing reminded the enterprise of some of the stickier points of GDPR this week, after appearing on HelpSystems’ web seminar Preparing for GDPR: The First Steps to GDPR Compliance. As host Donnie MacColl, director of EMEA technical services at HelpSystems, worked his way through GDPR’s “eight rights”, Computing‘s Peter Gothard supplied commentary on the realities of complying with the regulations, ... Read More »

GDPR: The Data Protection Officer shouldn’t be your in-house lawyer, advises expert

A firm’s Data Protection Officer (DPO) should not simply be the organisation’s in-house lawyer, according to Robert Bond, partner at law firm Bristows LLP. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is set to come into force in the UK in May 2018, requires many organisations to appoint a DPO. “The DPO also being the in-house lawyer doesn’t work,” ... Read More »

Digital Economy Bill anti-piracy amendments withdrawn following agreement over code of conduct with Google and Bing

The voluntary ‘anti-piracy code’ agreed between search engines and the government means that mandatory anti-piracy laws aimed at Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines with operations in the UK will be shelved. The code was agreed earlier this week and will oblige Google and Bing to make it harder for people to find pirated media on their search engines. ... Read More »

Microsoft launches patent troll-proofing programme for Azure

Microsoft has announced what it’s calling “the industry’s most comprehensive protection against intellectual property risks”, which it will be applying to Microsoft Azure, and any open source technology that powers Azure services. The service, according to Microsoft, has been introduced in order to combat the “emerging barrier” of “the threat of baseless lawsuits by aggressive companies targeting innovators” as the ... Read More »

Why GDPR may inhibit privacy and security-enhancing technologies

IT Leaders Club The IT Leaders Dining Club is an exclusive, invitation-only organisation comprising the UK’s top CIOs, CTOs and other technologists and business leaders. Date: 18 Jan 2017 London Read More »

New EU regulations have ‘gone a step too far’ and will have to be wound back, says CEO

The new EU regulations are “ridiculous” and have “gone a step too far”, according to the CEO of global recruitment firm The Search Party, Ben Hutt. Hutt, who was speaking at Computing’s Big Data Analytics… Read More »

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