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Transfer of Certification

Who enjoys being audited twice a year or up to six months in advance? We cannot think of many, or in fact any clients, who look forward to being audited more than once per annum. Yet some certification bodies decide to audit their clients twice a year or up to six months earlier than necessary.

This is not an ISO or UKAS requirement for management system auditing and if you prefer to have an annual rather than a six-monthly assessment, please get in touch to find out more about our audit services.

Generally, we contact our clients about three months before the next audit is due to arrange appointments and we will audit you only once a year unless you wish to see us more often. We find this helps keeping the audit costs low and the disruption to clients' businesses to a minimum. However, we are always just an email or phone call away if you would like some help, information or fancy a chat. We also contact our clients with important updates such as ISO standards changing and being replaced by newer versions.

Getting ready for GDPR

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has released an online checklist to help businesses prepare for the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which come into force in May 2018.
Businesses that operate within the EU or sell goods and services to customers in the EU must comply with these regulations or risk serious fines.

To find out more information about how to become GDPR compliant, check the ICO's website:

HummingBad - A New Android Malware

A new sophisticated malware targeting android users has been found by researchers at Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
HummingBad operates alongside legitimate advertising business mainly through drive-by downloads, when users access certain websites. Once infected, the malware will attempt to root the device in order to gain full access.

How a possible Brexit will impact data protection regulation in UK

According to experts at the Global Privacy Summit in Washington earlier this month, UK businesses will face complex new regulations to ensure the protection of EU customer data.