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ID Verification: Lessons from the Pandemic

ID Verification: Lessons from the Pandemic

Crime thrives in a time of crisis; one of the few things Al Capone would have testified to. The coronavirus pandemic gripping the world is in many ways a perfect opportunity for fraudsters and online thieves to make new inroads and bigger profits. This current crisis comes on top of the prevailing, long term fraud problems which blight online business…

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The Importance of Data Protection – Part 2

The Importance of Data Protection – Part 2

As well as the right to withdraw consent at any time regarding how our data is held and what is done with it, the Data Protection Act 2018 gives us quite considerable power over internet companies and other organisations which use the web as a portal. Subject access requests It has been possible to request exactly what data an organisation…

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The End of Username + Password?

The End of Username + Password?

For many decades now, accessing a private online environment has meant entering a recognised user name, corroborated by a valid password. The combination of these two items of knowledge keeps at least the opportunist snoop or fraudster out of a website or user account. Unfortunately, repeated breaches of this security continue to expose the weakness of the username + password…

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Customer Due Diligence

Customer Due Diligence

Customer due diligence (CDD) is not something which should be the responsibility of the customer, even though it sounds that way. In fact, the diligence is on the part of a bank or other financial institution (FI); it’s up to them to be diligent about who they are taking on as a new account holder. This may seem like common…

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Age Verification

Age Verification

Any parent knows that more children are accessing the internet, more regularly and in more ways, and younger than ever before; this is a trend which is only likely to continue. As education and youth health providers turn to the web to offer services seen by society as positive, those which pedal less wholesome fayre are waiting to reap the…

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The FinTech Revolution Will Likely be Missed Out by Those With Debt Problems

The FinTech Revolution Will Likely be Missed Out by Those With Debt Problems

UK, 13th February 2020: Analysis of StepChange Debt Charity’s clientele has disclosed new insights regarding the financial behaviour of people making steps towards debt recovery. A study conducted by Experian revealed that 88% are very engaged with the online world, however a significant 40%, are unlikely to be managing their finances digitally. StepChange Debt Charity has recognised the potential of…

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Become Data Driven by Overcoming Obstacles

Become Data Driven by Overcoming Obstacles

To quote the well-known rhyme, “water, water all everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” I feel can also be true of data. Where organisations have a lot more data than ever before, only a few are able to take advantage of this resource and truly leverage it for insight. There are no doubts regarding the value of data. It’s viewed…

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6 Ways to Protect Your Data

6 Ways to Protect Your Data

As a small business owner, it is always important to consider data security. When looking at data you may store virtually, from customer’s private information, to financial records, it’s not difficult to see that a breach would quite possibly result in serious damage to your business. One of the board members at the National Cyber Security Alliance, along with the…

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5 Key Background Checks Employers Need to Make

5 Key Background Checks Employers Need to Make

For a great number of employers, screening the backgrounds of their potential employees is a must. Screening can be complex and challenging, especially when HR, as well as hiring managers are unsure how to stay absolutely compliant. Currently, 60% of organisations in the UK conduct background screenings, according to the statistics provided by Sterling Talent Solutions. This percentage is said…

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