Temporary staff ‘must receive data protection training’

Posted on 15 Jan 2014 in Business, Information, News

Temporary staff ‘must receive data protection training’

Employers must ensure that temporary staff who regularly process personal information receive adequate data protection training, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has warned. The warning follows recent data breaches at the Great Ormond Street Hospital, where letters including information about patients’ treatment were sent to incorrect addresses by temporary workers who had not received sufficient data protection training. Sally Anne Poole, ICO...

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Small firms warned about mass malware campaign

Posted on 15 Jan 2014 in Business, News

Small firms warned about mass malware campaign

The National Crime Agency’s (NCA’s) National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) has issued a warning about a new mass e-mail malware campaign. The e-mails, which are specifically targeted at smaller firms and consumers, appear to be from financial institutions, but carry a malicious attachment that encrypts files on the infected computer and any local network it is attached to. A £500 ransom demand in bitcoins is then made to unlock the files. The NCCU is urging firms not...

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Encouraging Enterprise in Local Primary Schools

Posted on 6 Jun 2013 in Business, News

Encouraging Enterprise in Local Primary Schools

I was asked to speak with P3, p4 and P5 pupils from Claremont and St John’s Primaries about business enterprise and setting up and running a company. It was quite exciting talking with primary  pupils about what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur – talking about local success stories and what is involved. The schools are merging, so instead of a committee creating the school uniform and logo, both Schools decided to embark on an interactive...

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Freelancers on the Rise

Posted on 4 May 2013 in Business, Business Planning, General, Information, News

The number of freelancers in the UK grew by 12% from 1.4 million in 2008 to 1.56 million in 2011, according to figures released by Kingston University and the Professional Contractors Group (PCG) for National Freelancers Day. The Prime Minister expressed support for the sector, saying that the Government “recognises the valuable contribution that freelancers make to the economy”. The survey also revealed that the most popular sectors for freelance workers are...

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