‘Almost half of businesses reported to ICO since GDPR came into effect’, says report

27 August 2021

Almost half of UK enterprises (43%) have been reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) over a breach, either actual or potential. This is according to a new report from encrypted storage company, Apricorn, which found that a third of the companies notified the ICO themselves, while a tenth were reported by somebody else.

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Durham University gets cosmological data on tape

27 August 2021

Durham University’s Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics houses the ICC and DiRAC

Durham University’s Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics houses the ICC and DiRAC

A supercomputing facility at Durham University is using two Spectra tape libraries to store cosmological data about galactic evolution.

DiRAC (Distributed Research using Advanced Computing) is a federated facility, funded by the UK’s Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC).

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Assured Data Protection launches new XDR Service

22 April 2021

Assured Data Protection (ADP) has launched its eXtended Detection and Response (XDR) service, providing enterprises and MSPs with a fully automated and managed XDR solution powered by Confluera. 

The service delivers XDR across multiple data streams and complements existing cloud data backup and recovery systems to provide pervasive cloud data management.

ADP already delivers enterprise-grade data backup, disaster recovery and business continuity as a service. Having signed a partnership agreement with Confluera, it has added advanced threat detection and remediation to its extensive data protection portfolio. 

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It’s all just data over the bridge

09 March 2021

As 2020 came to a close, the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) thrashed out a deal – as part of the long-drawn-out Brexit negotiations – to facilitate the movement and security of data between the exiting country and the 27-member bloc. Well, they agreed to a deal under which the EU will continue to treat the UK as an adequate jurisdiction for up to six months pending any full adequacy finding for the UK.

This means that, for now, personal data can continue to flow from the EU to the UK without the need for millions of contracts and impact assessments. Does that mean that there is no change on the privacy front post-Brexit? Not quite.

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