Ouch – Google hit with £44million fine for GDPR breach

That didn’t take long..CNIL, the French data protection regulator has fined Google 50 million euros for what it describes as a 2lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding ads personalisation”. It judged that peaople were “not sufficiently informed” about how Google collected data to persoanlise advertising. Google in a statemnet said […]

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Even the big boys can’t get away with it…Amazon Apple and Google facing data complaints

Check out this news story on the BBC website about Amazon, Apple and Google facing data complaints for non-compliance with the GDPR regulations that came out in May last year. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46944694 For more information on GDPR and how it affects your business, visit our GDPR – Help with your website page or  email us at […]

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How refreshing…. retailers making changes!

Having spent 25 years in retail, I’m getting really fed up of retailers closing stores without putting up a fight. Toys R Us, Maplin, Mothercare to name a few. So how refreshing is it to read and see that some are at last doing something different to combat online sales by creating a unique user […]

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Twitter users told to change passwords after internal leak

Twitter’s 330 million users are being urged to change their passwords after some were exposed in plain text on its internal network. An error in the way the passwords were handled meant some were stored in easily readable form, said Twitter. The passwords should have been put through a procedure called “hashing” making them very […]

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Naughty Naughty HP

Some 460 different models of HP laptops have been found to contain a potential security threat. Although it wasn’t widely reported until last week, a recent HP security bulletin revealed that a Synaptics touchpad driver has the potential to be used as a keylogger, leading to a “local loss of confidentiality.” So what is a […]

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Technology News

Take a look at these links to some interesting or not so interesting news stories in the world of technology. Google ‘drops everything’ to fix burger emoji Google investigates mysterious vanishing files North Korea calls UK WannaCry accusations ‘wicked’

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