Luke Atkin

Moving office? Ensure your old data is properly disposed of

The business world is always moving, and we mean that literally. Companies frequently find themselves needing to upsize, or downsize, or simply move to a preferable location. A change of premises often means a change of equipment; new computer systems installed, the old outmoded kit recycled or discarded. But would you think to pay any …

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Renting a degausser is the best data security decision you haven’t made yet

When it comes to disposing of old hard drives which have broken down or are no longer needed, there are multiple methods at your disposal (no pun intended). Smash it with a hammer, incinerate it, shred it into tiny pieces – the choice is yours. But if you’re looking for a method which is quick, …

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NHS Test and Trace: due diligence for your data

Here at Varese, we’ve avoided weighing in on the ongoing coronavirus discussion. We simply haven’t had anything to say that hasn’t already been said regarding working from home or the plight of small business in the pandemic-stricken economy. But now the government is collecting data, and data security is our strong suit, so here we …

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Data Destruction and GDPR: what you need to know

The General Data Protection Regulation has been in full force for well over a year- so what is your business doing differently? Have you met all of your data protection requirements? Do you even KNOW your data protection requirements? We’re willing to bet there’s one requirement you may not be familiar with: data destruction. Another …

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Medical emergency: the very real risk of data breaches in the NHS

Old habits die hard. I’ve always been a bit sceptical of that phrase, but after what we learned at last week’s EBME expo, I’m less than happy to report that that particular adage is as true as it’s ever been – when it comes to data destruction, at least. Doctor-patient un-confidentiality First, a little background …

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