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Gain a practical knowledge of the GDPR with our certified training

In a recent Business Post article, IT Governance founder Alan Calder explained the importance of gaining practical knowledge when learning about topics such as ISO 27001 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Alan said: “When we are developing a course, we use our real-world experience with clients and the problems we have overcome with them. We build these qualities into our courses, … [Read more...]

3 tips for maintaining GDPR compliance

For the past year or so, cyber security experts have been asking, with increasing concern, whether you’ve complied with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) yet. Hopefully you have, but it’s important to remember that compliance isn’t a fixed state. It’s not a point you get to where you can stop and think “mission accomplished”. It’s something that needs to be achieved and maintained – … [Read more...]

How to Improve Application Performance by Decreasing Disk Latency like an IT Engineer

You might be responsible for a busy SQL server, for example, or a Web Server; perhaps a busy file and print server, the Finance Department's systems, documentation management, CRM, BI, or something else entirely. Now, think about WHY these are the workloads that you care about the most?   Were YOU responsible for installing the application running the workload for your company? Is the … [Read more...]

Why you should adopt ISO 27001

With cyber attacks and data breaches on the rise, cyber security is fast becoming organisations’ top priority. Many have chosen to mitigate the risk by implementing an information security management system (ISMS). An ISMS is a system of processes, documents, technology and people that helps organisations manage, monitor and improve their information security in one place. ISO 27001 is the … [Read more...]

Ireland’s data watchdog deals with 1,300 GDPR queries

Since the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018, Ireland’s data watchdog has dealt with 1,300 GDPR queries, and 60 data breaches have been logged by organisations. The watchdog began receiving the first complaints when the law was implemented last month, and has also begun to receive notifications from organisations about possible data breaches. Most of these … [Read more...]

Most GDPR emails are unnecessary or illegal

The majority of privacy policy emails sent by organisations in preparation for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) were unnecessary, and some were even illegal, a number of data protection experts have said. The problem is with organisations’ interpretation of the GDPR’s consent requirements. Many believe that organisations need to obtain everybody’s consent again or else delete them … [Read more...]

The GDPR and junk mail

Lawmakers and journalists have made bold claims about the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) over the past few years. ‘It will mitigate the threat of cyber attacks’. ‘It will give individuals more control over their personal data’. ‘It will lead to strict punishment for poor data protection practices’. These are all true, or at least there’s ample evidence to suggest as much. But some … [Read more...]

Top tips for writing a GDPR-compliant privacy policy

After this past week, in which your inboxes were no doubt overloaded with emails about updated privacy policies, you might want a long break from those two words. But if your organisation didn’t contribute to the plethora of privacy policy epistles, you’re going to be stuck thinking about them a little longer. Organisations are required to update their privacy policy and share it with data … [Read more...]

The GDPR is here – Save 15% on our certified training courses

After months of anticipation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is finally here. If you are still not fully compliant, don’t worry – it’s not too late. IT Governance Europe is committed to helping organisations across Europe with their GDPR compliance projects. We offer expert advice on the Regulation and our range of products and services provides everything your company needs to … [Read more...]

Rabobank reveals unusual GDPR compliance technique

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now in effect, and whether you’ve achieved compliance or are still working towards it, we imagine you’ve found the process tough. You might also describe it as stressful and perhaps even educational, but we doubt you’d use the word ‘fun’. However, employees at financial services company Rabobank are reportedly having a blast. The Dutch … [Read more...]