Data Destruction Project

Warning to SMEs as firm fined £60,000

Small and medium sized businesses are being warned to take note as a company which suffered a cyber attack is fined £60,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). An investigation by the ICO found Berkshire-based Boomerang…
Data Destruction Project

New Facility in Wright City USA

Recently our sister company in the US, EPC Inc, opened a brand new state-of-the-art recycling centre in Wright City, Missouri.  The new $5m, 104,000ft2 facility replaces the existing operation in Earth City, fitting current requirements…
Data Destruction Project

Data Protection Self Assessment

ICO have some very useful online tools to help you assess your company's data protection compliance. Why not give them a go? Data protection assurance Information security Data sharing and subject access Records management Here…
Data Destruction Project

Getting Ready for GDPR

Getting prepared for the GDPR to come into force can be daunting.  Here's a useful link from the ICO to help you self-assess where you may need to make changes... GDPR Self-assessment. CSI have a range of services to help you comply.…
Data Destruction Project

Gloucester City Council fined by ICO

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Gloucester City Council £100,000 after a cyber attacker accessed council employees’ sensitive personal information. The attacker took advantage of a weakness in the council’s…
Data Destruction Project

News and sports websites 'vulnerable to attack'

News and sports websites have some of the lowest levels of security adoption, a study has suggested. A team of cyber-security experts looked at the security protocols used by the top 500 sites in various industries and online sectors. They…
Data Destruction Project

WEEE Collections Dip in First Quarter of 2017

Collections of waste electrical and electronic equipment from civic amenity sites and other sources fell in the first quarter of 2017 in comparison to the same period last year and in 2015. This comes in the face of higher collection…
Data Destruction Project

Preparing for the GDPR - 12 Steps to Take Now

This checklist highlights 12 steps you can take now to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will apply from 25 May 2018. Many of the GDPR’s main concepts and principles are much the same as those in the current…
Data Destruction Project

Number of fines for UK data privacy issues doubles and totals £3.2m

The UK was one of the most active regions for regulatory enforcement action in Europe last year, along with Italy (€3.3m)  Enforcement notices rose by 155% Breaches of UK data protection laws during 2016 attracted…
Data Destruction Project

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Recent events have left businesses more aware than ever of the dangers of poor data security. This awareness, combined with increasing regulation, means that taking appropriate steps is essential. However, although nearly three quarters…