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Do you send newsletters to the email addresses of people you meet at events or when networking?
Yes, they are businesses so I put them on my list
I ask for permission when I talk to them
I send them an email individually and provide a link to sign up if they want to
I put them on the list but my newsletter has an unsubscribe link anyway
What do you mean cookie – isn’t that a kind of biscuit?
I don’t use any cookies on my site so I don’t need to
My website designer looks after that stuff – I don’t know
Yes, I ask permission with an explanation of what they are and what they are used for
Do you update your computer with the latest fixes regularly?
Yes, I have set it to do this automatically
No, sometimes fixes can cause the computer to break
I do this regularly but it isn’t automatically done.
I update my computer when I have a problem with something not working
When you print things e.g. a sales call list, what do you do when you’ve finished with it?
I throw it in the bin by my desk
I shred it
I rip it up and throw it in the bin
I leave these things to pile up and throw them in the bin when the pile gets too big.
When you switch on your work computer – desktop or laptop – do you need to enter a password?
Yes, I need to log on to windows / MAC OS
No, my desktop comes up when it finishes booting up
Yes, my computer won’t even boot up without a password
I enter a password to make it boot up and again to log on
Do you have up to date virus protection on all your computers?
Yes, I have it on the main system but not the others
Yes, I have it on every computer
No, I’m very careful what I click on and what websites I visit
I’m not sure – our IT people would know
I’m not sure what that is
Not yet, but I know I need them
No, I don’t need one as I don’t use personal data
Yes, I have policies in place
How long do you keep records about customers or clients for?
I keep an archive in case I ever need the information again
I delete all the information as soon as I have delivered the product or service and the customer no longer needs anything else.
It depends on what the client or customer has purchased from me.
I never delete anything – I may have new stuff they’ll be interested in in future
If you had a hacker steal data from your customer database would you tell all your contacts on the database?
No, it might harm my business
Yes, straight away, it is better to be honest
Only if it is obvious or maybe one of my contacts finds out then I’ll tell everyone
I’ll only admit it to individual contacts if they ask
Do you train your staff to deal with phishing emails and other data security risks?
What has fishing got to do with this?
We do regular training sessions to keep everyone up to date
We go through some stuff when they first join the company
It’s common sense – people don’t need training for this
Does your company have any ISO standards?
No, they aren’t worth doing or I don’t need them
Yes, we are an ISO certified company with one of the following: ISO9000/9001, ISO27001, ISO22301
We are working towards getting ISO certifications.
I don’t have time do get this done
What would you do if someone wrote and asked for a copy of any of their data that you might hold?
I would send them our access request form and follow the process
Tell them to get lost and stop wasting my time
Ask what they need to know and why they want it
I’d send them everything I’ve got on them
When you collect personal information, what information do you give the person providing the details?
I don’t tell them anything in particular
It is explained what we do with the information nice and simply right where they give their details.
I don’t collect anything personal from people
July 13th, 2017