Understanding the Data Protection Act

Understanding Data Protection

Information, and in particular personal information on individuals, is one of the most valuable tools of modern life. Governmental and non-governmental organisations hold vast quantities of information about individuals, and consumer businesses are desperate to get their hands on it to target us with goods that we may or may not need. However, the regulation […]

Does your company recycle?

Recycle IT 4U

– You would be surprised at how many don’t! In June this year, a survey was carried out by a WEEE specialist to mark the ‘National Recycle week’ which took place during that month. We thought the findings interesting enough to re-visit, considering that the recycling of e-waste (or not, as the case may be) […]

Are you ready for the new EU General Data Protection Regulation?

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Recent industry reports suggest many IT managers throughout Europe are not ready for the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR aims to unify data protection laws to meet the challenges of the digital age and in particular, strengthen the protection of online personal data. When enacted into law, it will require all […]

How e-waste affects us all

During the gold rush of the 1800’s, people dedicated their lives to panning for that elusive treasure, gold. Today, there are much easier ways to find precious metals and believe it or not, some of them are not a million miles away from you right now, hidden within the very device that you are reading […]

How is IT Data Destroyed?

Anyone responsible for data held on magnetic media, computer hard drives, backup tapes, CD’s or floppy drives, is responsible by the Data Protection Act 1998 for its security. And it is during the time of its disposal that this information is most likely to be leaked or stolen. Who uses data destruction services? Anyone who […]