IT Security is an extremely tricky business. The main problem is that so often it is invisible and therefore never seems to present too much of a threat. As the old adage goes: ‘Out of sight, out of mind’. The … Continue Reading
This month our senior management team attended the annual Zen Partner conference in Manchester, which saw 261 business leaders from around the UK attend to discuss the future of internet focused technologies within the commercial markets and examine groundbreaking research. … Continue Reading
Change is an interesting and necessary process for growth in business. It describes employee focus, and indeed business operations, moving from one particular state of normality to another, completely different from the original in some integral way. In the context … Continue Reading
Today, the Cloud is a reasonable and cost effective method of storing business data. It means that companies no longer have to manage their own security, replace servers or retain extensive support. Like any newer technology though, using Cloud technology … 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.
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.
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