Yorkshire Tech Show - Cedar Court Hotel, Junction 39 off the M1 at Wakefield
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8th of November 2018 show starts at 8:30
Courtesy of BBC news - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-44371759#
Rochester Grammar School USB stick loss exposes pupil data
The data of more than 1,000 pupils at a Kent school was exposed when an unencrypted memory stick was lost.
The stick held information on every pupil at Rochester Grammar School.
It included the names, years, school house, date of birth, email address and special educational needs of the pupils as well as target and attainment grades, and whether they speak English.
The school has apologised and and referred itself to the Information Commissioner's Office.
A letter has been sent to parents since the loss explaining that the stick was handed in by a member of the public and the school has "no reason to believe the information has been shared".
A spokesperson for the Thinking Schools Academy Trust, which runs the school, said it places "the highest premium possible on data security" and it is "exceptionally disappointing" that strict policies and procedures were not followed.
The trust added: "We would like to apologise to every student, and their families, for this incident.
"We can provide parents with the data on their child that was lost and would like to reassure them that, although the loss is unacceptable, the information gives no access to student systems."
An Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) spokesperson confirmed it had received notice of a breach.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect on 25 May, gives Europeans more data protection rights and threatens giant fines for organisations that do not comply.
Under the new rules, businesses must report any data breaches to the Information Commissioner's Office within 72 hours if they have "potential negative consequences for individuals".
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Wakefield Business Awards 2017
Mint Support are very proud to have been awarded the Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year 2017.
We'd like to thank all of our workforce who have at times worked through the night to achieve success. With an eye always on customer service and trying wherever possible to go the extra mile, we've never marketed our goods or services but have grown rapidly and are now well into our 6th year of trading. With the future looking very bright and our horizons ever expanding, we're looking good for further expansion in 2018. We now employ 15 people across the district and are expanding into Kirklees. We passionately believe that high standards in IT security are what set us apart from the rest. Using Microsoft best practice and other industry leaders to ensure schools are safe and secure.
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