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Need help gearing up for GDPR?

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GDPR: General Data Protection Regulations

Last month I posed the question "How might GDPR affect any business or organisation?".

I also recommended that small business owners learn from how larger organisations are adopting the new privacy regulations.

To this end I have been monitoring the plethora of GDPR related emails arriving in my inbox from suppliers and service providers over the past few weeks.

freeagent dark 180x150Whilst most are the usual ya-de-da (and amount to nothing better than spam), a gold nugget arrived in my inbox this morning from the provider of our cloud accounting package: FREEAGENT.

I recommend that you read the blog post by Richard Grey (FreeAgent) and then take a look at their GDPR Policy Statement.

Read on to see the links:

Are you geared up for GDPR?

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GDPR: General Data Protection Regulations

Even the smallest business runs the risk of incurring financial penalties if it does not comply with these new regulations.

If like me you have been vaguely aware of GDPR but not yet acted, now is the time.

The new regulations come into force in May 2018.

I found that reading the article at the following link was useful.

When I did, two questions came to mind:

  1. how might GDPR affect any business or organisation, big or small?
  2. what practical steps might help a business/organisation comply with the regulations?

Read more: What is GDPR for Small Businesses?

The goal: every customer using Lets Encrypt SSL

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Lets Encrypt SSL certificates are FREE so there is no excuse not to use one with your website!

There are some great benefits - see below.

There are also some potential pitfalls for those who actively market their website using Google Analytics, Webmaster Tools and Adwords.

The Benefits

Improved SEO - search engines value websites protected by SSL above those which aren't.

Improved security - next time you sign into your website your password will be encrypted.

Improved confidence - visitors will be reassured when they visit your website.

Help support SAFER INTERNET DAY 2018

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We will all know of someone who has been affected by internet fraud or abuse.

And we will no doubt have expressed our concern and said it is time something is done about the rising tide of internet crime and anti-social behaviour which is blighting all our lives.

safer internet day 2018Well now we can each play our part with the help of the UK Safety Internet Centre which is co-ordinating Safer Internet Day 2018.


This year the focal point is on Tuesday 6th February and the slogan is: Create, Connect and Share Respect.

We can each of us help to create a better safer internet.

How? By promoting respect for one another when we engage online.

Protect yourself against MELTDOWN & SPECTRE

joomla support coach trainer cheshire manchester merseyside ukIn my last blog post I relayed the BBC report that nearly all computers worldwide - and many other devices - have been exposed to security flaws which leave them vulnerable to attacks by hackers.

Here are some practical steps to help minimise the risk of your computer or mobile device being compromised.

This will in turn help protect your Joomla! website from being compromised as a result of your administrator login credentials being stolen.

The steps:

  1. Check your device is using the latest available version and release of its Operating System.
  2. Check you are using the latest available release of Web Browser.

Read on for more details.