Safer internet? Basic steps to protect yourself online #SID2016
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Safer internet? Basic steps to protect yourself online #SID2016

The internet is a wonderful place. It is full of education, learning, entertainment and talent. But, unlike the ‘real world’ it has more than its fair share of danger. Safer Internet Day (#SID) is an annual event with the aim of highlighting those dangers and encouraging internet users to beware and be aware. Social media is … Continue reading

Brief respite for businesses following Safe Harbour ruling
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Brief respite for businesses following Safe Harbour ruling

The landmark judgment of the European Court of Justice invalidating the Safe Harbour agreement with the United States will have a broad impact on business, but don’t expect any immediate action. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the UK has confirmed that it will give companies time to get new data transfer agreements in place, … Continue reading

Huff Post Live interview: Facebook faces class action claim in Europe
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Huff Post Live interview: Facebook faces class action claim in Europe

A 25,000 member class action has been considered against Facebook by a court in Austria.  Following alleged breaches of EU privacy law, mass surveillance and involvement in the NSA’s Prism snooping programme, privacy campaigner Max Schrems has officially filed the complaint which is currently being considered.  A decision on whether the claim can succeed to a full consideration is … Continue reading

Zero hours contracts: a 2015 general election hot potato
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Zero hours contracts: a 2015 general election hot potato

In the run-up to the UK General Election, last month I wrote a feature for Real Business which is reproduced below.  Following last week’s first TV ‘debate’ which saw both David Cameron and Ed Miliband declare they could not work under zero hours contracts, it is likley that both parties manifestos will address this thorny … Continue reading

$1billion stolen from world banks in systematic hack
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$1billion stolen from world banks in systematic hack

The systematic theft of up to $10million a time has resulted in a reported 100 banks being stung across 30 countries worldwide. Kaspersky Labs has said that a ‘professional’ hacking group has used basic phishing style techniques to infiltrate banks in Russia, the US, China and the UK, watching and waiting for months before taking … Continue reading