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Implications for all employers following Morrisons data leak case

This case involved a senior and trusted employee of Morrisons, Skelton, who, as a senior IT internal auditor, had legitimate access to a large database of payroll totalling almost 100,000, the database contained such information as names, addresses, gender, dates of birth, telephone numbers, National Insurance numbers, bank account details and details of salary.

Article by: John Green | Published: 13 November 2018

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Grabbing data by the cornucopia
Print – Issue 165 | Article of the Week

"If we have data, let's look at the data. If all we have are opinions, let's go with mine". So said Jim Barksdale, CEO of Netscape back in the 1990s. Today, there is certainly no lack of data, we're drowning in it - IBM estimated last year that 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are produced every day - the big question is, what actually is it we want to accomplish?

Article by: Alex Cresswell | Published: 5 July 2018

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Data Breach Negligence – why sackings are escalating

Nearly a third (31 percent) of UK companies that have suffered a data breach have terminated an employee’s contract for related negligence, according to data. The annual study exposes information and data security risks currently threatening UK enterprises and small businesses and includes survey findings from the Shred-it Security Tracker.

Article by: Neil Percy | Published: 4 July 2018

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Why Employees are the Key to Organisational Compliance

Sometimes it’s the simplest things that can get an organisation into compliance trouble. Take the Australian government, which sold off old office equipment to a secondhand shop, not realising that some filing cabinets held ten years of top secret cabinet discussions between five governments. Needless to say this shouldn’t have happened, and was an easily avoidable mistake.

Article by: Kim Lessley | Published: 14 May 2018

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Employer ‘NIMBYism’ On Domestic Abuse

The research, Domestic Violence and Abuse: Working together to transform responses in the workplace undertaken by Durham University Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse and Ipsos MORI, was launched today in London at the first conference to be held by the Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA).

Article by: Elizabeth Filkin | Published: 30 December 2017

Navigating the Storms of Our New Renaissance

The augmentation narrative is not limited to products and processes; it also affects professions and management. Just as what it means to be a doctor is going to be reshaped by access to millions of records and machine learning, what it means to be a manager and run an organization will change significantly. The current trend to decentralize decisions will be fundamentally redefined and accelerated as decisions are increasingly supported by AI and data, “augmenting” decision makers and allowing for new management tools and new organizational structures.

Article by: Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna | Published: 28 October 2017

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Data illiteracy, a European epidemic

Graduate entry level employees (10.1 percent) fall just below manual workers (10.2 percent) when it comes to being data literate, suggesting that Universities are also failing to prepare students with the skills they need to enter the workplace.

Article by: Dan Sommer | Published: 24 October 2017

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A guide to GDPR and its impacts on employers?

It is important that HR professionals understand their obligations under the GDPR and are engaged in their organisation's compliance strategies. This article looks at some of the main impacts on employers and HR departments, commenting on some of the key areas in which data protection compliance interacts with HR.

Article by: Andrew Kimble & Dan Fawcett | Published: 24 September 2017

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The key to supply chain data security

The current issues around cyber security explains why organisations must assess the resilience of their suppliers to minimise the risk of attack.  The landscape of security and access control has changed over the last decade, with the introduction of technology that allows for traceability and time management within mechanical keys. Pip Courcoux, Sales and Product Manager - CLIQ Systems - Abloy UK.

Article by: Pip Courcoux | Published: 13 September 2017

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General Data Protection Regulation – practical steps to compliance

GDPR take effect on 25th May, 2018. When its provisions become binding law, the GDPR will escalate data protection to corporate board level topic, thanks to its heavy penalties (up to 4 percent of worldwide annual turnover, or €20,000,000, whichever is greater) and its stringent compliance requirements. James Castro-Edwards, Partner and Head of Data Protection Law at Wedlake Bell LLP.

Article by: James Castro-Edwards | Published: 20 June 2017