Pontus Vision launches open source GDPR solution for financial institutions​

Financial institutions are one of the sectors that will be significantly impacted by the new EU data protection regulation, GDPR.   Pontus Vision, the London-based RegTech company enabling global financial institutions and government organisations to efficiently and securely manage their large and complex data requirements, today announced the launch of Pontus Vision GDPR. Pontus Vision GDPR […]

The majority of adults in the UK are concerned about the security of data held about them by public sector organisations

New research has revealed just how little trust consumers have for public sector online services and use of their data. A survey of 500 UK adults, commissioned by Probrand, and published in the Public & Private Sector Services Audit revealed that 83% of British adults are uneasy about sharing their information with the servers or websites of public […]

Affiliate marketing industry needs to clean up its act in terms of privacy law compliance

The affiliate marketing industry has significant issues to overcome in terms of compliance with rules concerning privacy and unsolicited communications according to an international operation. Affiliate marketing is a commercial arrangement allowing a company to generate business by allowing other organisations (“affiliates”) to promote their products or services. For example, an online retailer may pay commission […]

Former council worker prosecuted after illegally sharing personal information via Snapchat

A former local authority education worker has been prosecuted after illegally sharing personal information about schoolchildren and their parents. Samira Bouzkraoui, 24, took a screenshot of a council spreadsheet concerning children and their eligibility for free school meals before sending it to the estranged parent of one of the pupils via Snapchat. The image included […]