Entries by Andy Lacey

Small businesses unprepared for GDPR ahead of May deadline

As GDPR approaches, many small business owners are burying their heads in the sand. According to recent research by the FSB, 33% of small businesses have not even started preparing for GDPR, while 35% are in the early stages and just 8% have completed preparations. Some businesses think the new regulation won’t apply to them. […]

One third of British consumers plan to exercise right to be forgotten

With under 100 days until GDPR takes effect, businesses are scrambling to prepare; many unsure which actions to take and when. On the flip side, many consumers appear to have it all worked out. According to a recent survey, by independent media agency the7stars, 34% of British consumers said they plan to exercise their “right […]

Facebook slammed over illegal data collection and failure to gain consent

Facebook suffered a two-pronged attack from the European courts this week, over issues with how it collects and processes user data. First, the Berlin Regional Court ruled the tech giant had failed to obtain consent from users to use their personal data for advertising purposes. “Facebook hides default settings that are not privacy-friendly in its […]

Companies waking up to the benefits of development outsourcing

When it comes to outsourcing, it’s all about the bottom line. Or is it? Smart businesses are waking up to the many other benefits of scalable, on-demand software development resource. It’s long been fashionable to lament the failings of outsourcing. From low-quality output and deadline shifting, to poor communication and questionable work ethics; we’ve all […]