GDPR: think, serious brand damage
GDPR is essentially about trust. Failing to get data protection right will ultimately damage your brand reputation and your client relationships. The impact of ICO enforcement action extends beyond the economic impact of the fine itself – think about serious brand and reputational damage, not to mention the potential personal impact on the individuals concerned.
eMarketing: implications of privacy law reform
With six months to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, many organisations would be forgiven for focusing solely on preparing for compliance. However, for those engaged in electronic marketing, GDPR is just one part of privacy law reform.
We’re all data subjects now
Whether you are a chief executive with a LinkedIn account, a charity worker with a Twitter presence, or a lawyer subscribed to newsletters and conference websites, you are an individual that has signed up and agreed to the terms and conditions of a service.
When the job doesn’t work out
It can be one of the most difficult challenges facing a firm’s management; letting go an employee who is not up to the role. But mishandling an issue of capability and performance can prove costly.
Legal directories guide, part three
Having poured many hundreds of hours into preparing submissions, martialling referees and meeting directory researchers, there may be an understandable tendency within law firms to sit back, relax and await publication. But precisely because directory rankings can mean so much to firms’ fortunes, maximising the impact of new positions is key.
We need to shout about our successes. Liz Fletcher on celebrating women in biotech
Throughout my career in biotechnology and life sciences, I have seen many women leading ground-breaking research studies in their fields of expertise. Yet, and I include myself in this, we…
Getting the best out of patient data is key to unlocking future health benefits in Scotland
It is important that clinicians’ voices are heard in the consultation around Scotland’s new health and care data strategy, which closes this week (12 August). Busy GPs like myself are the trusted…
How motherhood helped me be a better leader
Consider this an open letter to anyone I have worked with before I became a mother and before I fully understood how being a parent is actually a prized asset…
‘We cannot achieve our goals without entrepreneurs’ – Kate Forbes on vision for new ‘tech scaler’ network
From the very start of my ministerial career, I have had responsibility for the Scottish tech sector – and I can still say what I have said from the start,…
Finding a role in cyber was ‘tough’ for Cheryl Torano. Now she’s determined to help other women join an under-represented industry
When I decided to upskill to change careers at the age of 30 and dive into the digital world, I knew I would be starting out at the bottom of…
Why innovation and marketing are the perfect partners to make changes that matter￼
With the rapid evolution of traditional marketing and the appearance of digital marketing, technology and innovation has become part of any marketer’s life without the need of working for a…
Transitioning to a four-day week – CEO’s vow to strike a healthier balance in the workplace
I came to Scotland nearly 20 years ago from Ireland, with no contacts but a lot of determination. While Ireland will always be my home, Scotland has given me amazing…
Women Lead: The female-led company championing intuitive working
Over the last two years, the pandemic forced a shift to more remote and flexible working practices. Whilst we might be seeing a “return to normal”, some companies are choosing…