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Basics, Computer Maintenance, Tools & Tips

4 Ways to Backup Your Files and Prevent Data Loss

Whether you're using your computer for business or just for personal stuff, the chances are there are files, photographs and other pieces of info (passwords, etc.) that you don't want to lose. If you want to be sure you have it all, should the worst happen, are you prepared? When did you last back up… Continue reading 4 Ways to Backup Your Files and Prevent Data Loss

Security, Tutorials, Websites

Install an SSL Certificate to change your website’s address from HTTP to HTTPS

Introduction Google announced last year that they were prioritising sites that had a verified SSL Certificate over those that didn't. This meant, in SEO terms, that those who made the move or who were already set up that way had a slight SEO advantage (all things being equal, which of course they never are.) They… Continue reading Install an SSL Certificate to change your website’s address from HTTP to HTTPS

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Security

Your Computer and GDPR: Secure File Storage and Encryption

If you're running a business you will definitely be storing and using personal data. That means you have obligations under the new GDPR rules. In my last post, Your Website and GDPR: Privacy Policy and Consent, I described what's needed to get the online side of your business compliant. But what about any files, documents, or… Continue reading Your Computer and GDPR: Secure File Storage and Encryption

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Tools & Tips

Your Website and GDPR: Privacy Policy and Consent

In my previous post, Are You GDPR Ready?, I suggested seven steps you should take to get ready for GDPR. In this post I'll address numbers two and three: How to Publish a Privacy Policy on your site to gain your user's consent and Implement an Opt-In policy. Publish Your Privacy Policy Step 1:  Write Your Privacy Policy… Continue reading Your Website and GDPR: Privacy Policy and Consent

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Security

Are You GDPR Ready?

What is the GDPR? From May 28th the new general data protection regulations (GDPR), Regulation (EU) 2016/679, come into effect. These will give individuals far greater control over their personal data, with the scope of what constitutes personal data greatly enhanced to include: "any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’);… Continue reading Are You GDPR Ready?

Tools & Tips

Spring Clean Your System: Part One

Clean Up Your Hard Drive Regularly cleaning your computer's hard drive, removing unwanted and outdated files, is an important computer maintenance task that can be easily overlooked but that is quick to do and has lots of benefits in terms of security and the smooth-running of your equipment. When we use our computers - writing… Continue reading Spring Clean Your System: Part One

Tools & Tips, Tutorials

Spring Clean Your System Series: Introduction

Spring is in the air - at last! With the increasing light, we naturally start to clear out all those dusty corners and give our homes and gardens a good tidy up, ready for the year ahead. But what about your technology? If, like me, you use your computer for work and also have a… Continue reading Spring Clean Your System Series: Introduction