Why every business should be getting GDPR ready by 25th May 2018

Chris HunterGDPR, General Interest, News, Security

As featured in Business Lancashire January 2018 https://businesslancashire.co.uk/2018/01/17/everyone-needs-gdpr-ready-25th-may-2018/ At this time of year, it is customary to set a new year resolution. Normally something along the lines of “I will eat less and exercise more” in an effort to shift some of the extra pounds accumulated during the festivities. With a resolution like this, the aim is to have that … Read More

GDPR countdown: Jumping in at the DPO End?

Chris HunterGDPR, General Interest, News

9th Jan 2018 – 135 days to go! Whether your organisation is required to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) or not, you will still need to comply. Obviously you can recruit a DPO, but you may find there is currently somewhat of a shortage. Alternatively, you could outsource your DPO role to an external specialist or a law firm. … Read More

GDPR countdown: How do financial services strike the balance?

Chris HunterGDPR, General Interest, News, Security

As part of HM Network’s regular series of GDPR countdown blogs, Director Martin McAleer explores the effect of the regulation updates on financial services companies. Financial Service companies will be experiencing a double bout of regulation updates with Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) coming into force in January 2018 and GDPR in May 2018. This makes a heady cocktail for any … Read More

GDPR countdown: Making your staff ‘data aware’

Chris HunterGDPR, General Interest, News, Security

As part of his regular blog counting down to the introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Chris Hunter of HM Network focuses on what steps businesses can take to address their biggest data risk – their staff.  Another few weeks have passed since our last encounter, and hopefully you’re making progress with your GDPR preparations with just 32 weeks … Read More

38 weeks until GDPR… Checklist: Steps Towards Compliance

Chris HunterGDPR, General Interest, News

As part of his regular blog counting down to the introduction of the General Data Protection Review (GDPR), Chris Hunter of HM Network, advises that businesses use a checklist to make sure they are on the right path.  We have been asked by businesses of all shapes and sizes, what steps should be taken towards becoming GDPR compliant? This week … Read More