What are the GDPR Password Requirements?

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force in May 2018 does not outlaw the use of a simple username and static password system for accessing personal data, but GDPR does state that data access procedures need to be secure. More specifically, the law states in Article 32(1) “the controller and the […]

Scottish council apologises for data breach

Scottish Borders Council has apologised ‘unreservedly’ for a data breach affecting 600 customers. The council had been contacting residents that were eligible for a payment, but three emails were sent to multiple individuals where all recipient email addresses were visible. A Scottish Borders Council spokesperson said: ‘We would like to apologise unreservedly to all our […]

Mitigating information security risks during lockdown

Many staff have had to adapt to new ways of working in response to the current Covid-19 situation, which has seen increased home working as staff adjust to new ways of working or take on new roles. Working practices have had to change in response, changes which bring about new opportunities but also risks. Local […]