The Dark Web, Cyber Crime and New Malware Attacks

One of the most important factors to try and comprehend when discussing new topics such as The Dark Web and Cyber Crime is the extraordinary pace of change. Today, changes happen faster and more frequently than ever, predominantly because there … Continue Reading

Is .com still King?

When the Internet really started to grow in the 90’s, people didn’t know much about how websites worked, but they knew one thing – that they started with www. and ended with .com. For many people this was what websites … Continue Reading

Below are a list of common questions about the GDPR and their answers.

Does GDPR replace PECR (The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations) if you are a Network or Service Provider?

The GDPR does not replace PECR, although it changes the underlying definition of consent. Existing PECR rules continue to apply, but using the new GDPR standard of consent.

This means that if you send electronic marketing or use cookies or similar technologies, from 25 May 2018 you must comply with both PECR and the GDPR.

If you are a network or service provider, Article 95 of the GDPR says the GDPR does not apply where there are already specific PECR rules. This is to avoid duplication, and means that if you are a network or service provider, you only need to comply with PECR rules (and not the GDPR) on:

  • Security and Security Breaches;
  • Traffic Data;
  • Location Data;
  • Itemised Billing; and
  • Line Identification Services.

GDPR is coming – Quick look busy!

So this Friday (otherwise known as GDPR Day) might not be quite as full of enjoyment as many others. Indeed this week may prove to be busy and stressful, getting last minute things done before GDPR takes effect. Once the … Continue Reading

The Elephant in the Room: GDPR and Ransomware

So GDPR looms ever closer, but as more people start discussing it they begin to realise that the legislation extends far further than anyone ever imagined – especially considering recent trends in the technology industry. What people don’t realise though, … Continue Reading

Education Technology: The Enemy Within

The internet is an incredible research tool. It can expand the sphere of available knowledge – facts, figures, places and people – an almost infinite amount. It provides immediate access to a store of information whose size is impossible to … Continue Reading

Facebook’s $37Bn Overnight Plunge

Today a new hashtag #deletefacebook has been trending to promote deleting Facebook accounts following data privacy concerns brought to public attention by a whistleblower for London-based company Cambridge Analytica. I should begin by saying that there are plenty of entirely … Continue Reading

How Good Entrepreneurs Get Ahead

A large part of success, both in business and more generally, comes from innovative ideas. Ideas come from a wide array of places. Movies would have us believe that these ideas come directly from the mind of geniuses, usually from … Continue Reading

The BEST and WORST Technology of 2017

2017 was a busy year full of technological change. The emergence of AI –especially in the form of Alexa (Amazon’s smart voice recognition) and Google Assistant was certainly the cause of many forward thinking discussions.  Hype around autonomous cars also … Continue Reading