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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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The GDPR’s definition of “reasonable” is a data security minefield

Another day, another data breach. We’ve just learned that British Airways have lost almost 400,000 of their customers’ credit card details to malicious hackers, one of the largest data breaches we’ve seen since the GDPR came into force back in May. While the new requirements of the GDPR have forced BA to reveal the extent …

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Why shredding your drive doesn’t destroy your data

If you’ve ever had to dispose of sensitive documents, you’ve probably used a shredder. It’s the go-to method for ensuring nobody can get their hands on your confidential paperwork. If someone does get hold of your shreddings, it’s highly unlikely they’ll be able to piece together anything of value (particularly if you’ve used a cross-cut …

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