"GDPR makes it harder for recruiters to have arm’s length relationships with candidates and a lot more effort will need to be put into developing robust recruitment processes that meet the guidelines".

Austen Clark talks to GDPR Report about how GDPR impacts data-handling businesses, particularly recruitment firms, outlining what the efforts that need to be made.

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GDPR is a route towards positive business transformation – not unnecessary bureaucracy or a hindrance to business, Austen Clark tells SME News.

Austen shares a five-point plan to help SMEs visualise the road towards continual compliance – you may be beyond the first stages already, but stay on the road, keep moving forward and you will get to your destination. Use this as a road map to provide a focus for the journey ahead.

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On May 25, data protection rules across Europe underwent the biggest change in a generation. Its impact is wide reaching, but here Austen Clark and other industry professionals look at how GDPR is likely to affect the creative sector.

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What are the top cybersecurity concerns being predicted for the year ahead by those in the know?

Industry experts give their thoughts on cybersecurity priorities, including Clark IT managing director Austen Clark, whose views touch on the importance of showing your organisation is equipped to do business in the digital economy through formal accreditation.

But how do you go about this?

And as the cybersecurity landscape continues to change, how can organisations be best placed to face the challenges ahead?

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North-east IT specialist Clark Integrated Technologies is continuing to champion cyber security for businesses by becoming the first in the region to become a qualified certification body offering the highest level a Government-endorsed scheme to beat the risks of internet-borne threats.

At a time when research shows that 43% of businesses experienced a cyber security breach or attack in the last 12 months, Clark IT has become the only firm north of Edinburgh – and one of only a handful of Scottish companies - to be a certifying body in both Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus.

The Plus scheme is an advanced approach to cyber security, identifying fundamental security controls that organisations should have in place to secure themselves against common cyber threats. The MoD requires its suppliers to have the Plus certificate and will be become a standard across the public sector in the future.

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