DATA PROTECTION - 21.10.2020
£60,000 fine for unsolicited text messages
Direct marketing. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced that it has issued a monetary penalty notice for £60,000 to a small business, Digital Growth Experts Ltd (D). According to the ICO, between 29 February and 30 April 2020, D sent unsolicited text messages to 16,190 individuals promoting a particular brand of hand sanitiser, claiming that it was “effective against coronavirus” . ...
DATA PROTECTION - 07.07.2020
ICO guidance on health checks
Health headaches. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued guidance on what you can and can’t do when checking your employees’ health status (see The next step ). Staying safe. It covers carrying out testing to identify whether staff have coronavirus symptoms, e.g. temperature checks, and actual coronavirus testing. It also explains the legal position on testing, how you can fulfil your legal obligations, what information you can keep, what information you need to disclose to employees, such as what information you are collecting and how you will use it, and how to inform staff where a colleague tests positive for coronavirus. ...
HOMEWORKING - 04.06.2020
The right way to equip your workers with IT
You’re equipping more of your staff with laptops so they can work from home without having to rely on their own computers. What should you be telling your employees about protecting the machines and the money you have tied up in them?
IT - 01.04.2020
Do you need a talking robot?
Four in five businesses will soon be using chatbots, according to a recent report. What are they, are they essential and what steps can you take to ensure customer experience improves as a result?
IT - 28.02.2020
Surfing the web incognito at work?
Depending on how your IT system is set up, others in your firm might be able to see which web pages you’ve visited. This could be awkward if, as the boss, you’ve been looking at sensitive employment issues. How can you surf incognito?
DATA PROTECTION - 03.02.2020
Small business given first GDPR fine
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued the first GDPR penalty to a small business, totalling £275,000. As well as leaving personal data outside, another error was made. What was it?