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Fraud and Telcos

As Telcos expand and strive to provide more comprehensive service offerings, they are faced with growing challenges to secure the numerous channels fraudsters can target. Some of the most common scams…

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Robust Processing Procedures- Time to re-assess

In an increasingly regulated environment and with more focus than ever now on personal data privacy – can you be sure that your processing procedures are up to scratch? A recent report highlights how re-assessing your company’s procedures with regards to collecting and managing personal private data is more important now than ever. WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO CHECK NOW According to the June 2020  report from the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), which can be found here, “by far the most frequent cause of breaches reported to the DPC is unauthorised disclosure (80%); whether by digital, verbal or other manual means. Manual

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The Expanding Reach of Personal Data and the Urgent Need to Manage It

Personal information is becoming more… personal… than ever and keeping information safe is becoming more problematic. Where once upon a time, customers may have been surprised if a company asked for their email address, businesses now know the granular detail of customers’ and employees’ lives, sometimes down to their blood types, vehicle registration numbers and IP addresses. Join us as we discuss the how and why of personal data and its expanding reach, and how to protect personal information online. What counts as personal information? Personal information is just that – private, confidential, sensitive, information that companies have on their files regarding their employees

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Why Cyber-Criminals Target HR Managers

(Spoiler Alert: Laundering and Money Mules) According to the latest figures for cyber security threats from the Gemalto Breach Level Index, 4.5 billion data records were compromised by cyber-criminals in the first six months of 2018. Join us as we discuss how attacks against HR departments are playing into this worrying picture, and how you can plan to reduce the risk to your own team’s information.   Why are cyber criminals targeting HR Managers? The reason HR Managers and their colleagues are a potential goldmine for cyber-criminals is simple: they process large volumes of information that could potentially be used for

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Nightmare HR Hiring Stories

A 2017 report from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) estimated that UK businesses are failing to hire the right person for two out of five roles despite the significant financial costs of making mistakes. The report shows: 85% of HR decision-makers admit their organisation has made a bad hire. 39% admit that the interviewing and assessment skills of their staff should be improved. The cost of hiring a new employee is brought into sharp focus when you look at the numbers. A poor hire at mid-manager level with a salary of £42,000 can cost a business more than £132,000. If you’re

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GDPR

GDPR, Transparency & Brand Trust

With May 25th fast approaching, there has been plenty of scaremongering around strict deadlines, ever-tightening regulations, true consent and large-scale compliance strategies. While the new regulations can be overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be all bad. GDPR can have a positive impact on your consumers and clients in a way that keeps them loyal to your brand while scaling trust and encouraging repeat custom and retention rates. A recent study in the UK by the Information Commissioner’s Office revealed that as few as 1 in 5 members of the British public purported to hold ‘trust and confidence’ in how businesses

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Black Friday and Online Fraud

Last month consumers enjoyed another frenzy of slashed prices and bargain basement price tags. Black Friday brought its usually flurry of financial activity, kicking off the holiday season. Year on year, the shift in purchasing methods has increased. We’ve come a long way from queueing for stores to open, when consumers can now engage in online spending from the comfort of our own homes or via mobile on the go. According to The Wall Street Journal, in 2017 the number of Black Friday in-store sales dropped by 4% while online purchases increased by a whopping 18%. With the power of

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New Rental Regulation. What to Do?

THE RENTAL DEBATE RUMBLES ON Renting in Ireland is a much-discussed issue in Irish media today especially after the new Rental Regulation was introduced in December 2016. Without doubt, demand outweighs supply and rent prices have soared, with a knock-on impact on numbers of people who cannot afford housing. However, it appears it is not just the tenants who are under pressure. OBSERVATIONS ON RECENT MEDIA COVERAGE A recent article in the Irish Times examines the decision by estate agents, Hooke and MacDonald, to cut back on managing individual lettings for landlords due to the increase to cost and paperwork resulting from

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PlanetVerify at GDPR Summit at Techconnect Live

PLANETVERIFY IS SPEAKING AT GDPR SUMMIT AT TECHCONNECT LIVE ON MAY 31ST IN DUBLIN. Tomorrow, the 31st of May, PlanetVerify is speaking at GDPR Summit at TechConnect Live, the biggest Irish tech event of the year. PlanetVerify is moderating a panel discussion “6 Organisational Departments Effected by GDPR“at GDPR Summit there, led by CEO Owen Sorensen. That will be taking place from 2:10pm – 2:40pm, just after the lunch break. Together with Group Data Protection Officer at Kerry Group Gareth Davies, Windows and Devices Business Group Lead at Microsoft Shirley Finerty, Director at Sigmar Recruitment Barry Rudden, Owen will talk about different sectors affected by the EU GDPR law. A full agenda

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