Data Protection

Articles and guides on Data Protection topics for UK small businesses and SMEs.

Employing & managing staff

Keeping tabs on TUPE as a small business

Kate Russell discusses changes to the laws that protect employees' rights when their company transfers to new ownership.


Small businesses more vulnerable to card data hackers

UK businesses have paid out more than £878,000 over the last three years due to hackers successfully accessing cardholder data, research finds.


Consumers happy to share personal data with brands

UK consumers are 'surprisingly relaxed' about sharing their data with businesses, research finds.


Five steps businesses should take now to prepare for EU data regulations

James Walker, security expert at Trend Micro, looks at how the EU is set to change the regulations governing what businesses can do with their data.  


Small businesses fail to take heed of technology risks

UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are underestimating the security risks that come with increasing use of new technology, finds research.

Business Technology

Business IT security threatened by the use of inferior passwords 

One in five British businesses use ‘password’ as their password despite more than 70 per cent ranking IT security as vital for their work, according to new research.


Data protection a problem for SMEs

It’s a pretty worrying statistic that one in three employees have taken or forwarded confidential information out of the office on more than one occasion.

Business Technology

Guide to identity theft protection

The outcry over identity theft on social networking sites like FaceBook and MySpace serves as a reminder of how the openness of the internet can mean rich pickings for fraudsters. Educating your staff about the dangers is key to protecting your business.


Data protection is largely common sense

Many small and medium-sized businesses can take common sense measures to ensure that they keep up with all data protection and customer security rules and regulations.

Legal advice

Data Protection Act

The Data Protection Act (1998) covers personal data (including audio and video) which identifies living, individual persons. It covers information held about customers and employees on both paper-based records and on a computer.


SMEs failing to comply with Data Protection Act

The majority of small companies that operate websites are exhibiting low levels of compliance with the Data Protection Act that came into effect in October 2001.


Compliance deadline looms on Data Protection Act

The first transitional period to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 ends on 23 October 2001.

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4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

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It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

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Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

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How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience