February Newsletter

Welcome to the fifth edition of the ICEX newsletter. We aim to keep you up to date with what’s going on in the ITAD industry as well as what’s going on within ICEX. If there’s anything you’d like to see in the newsletter or something you want advice with then please contact us.

What’s in the news?
January saw the biggest fine brandished since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation in May 2018. Google were found guilty by the French data regulator CNIL.

CNIL said it had levied the record fine for “lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding ads personalisation”.

The regulator said it judged that people were “not sufficiently informed” about how Google collected data to personalise advertising.

The £44m fine isn’t likely to harm Google financially, however it does put a dent in their reputation and sets an example of how data regulators are using GDPR seriously rather than just as a scare mongering tool.

What’s new with ICEX?
ICEX have various exciting projects lined up for 2019, meaning more resources have been employed to help cater to our clients and prospects requirements. The expansion of ICEX gives us the ability to offer a a managed service rather than just IT disposal.

Our aim is to ensure we continue contributing to a sustainable environment, increasing our reuse rate year on year. Contact us for more information on how we can offer you a more complete service, whether it be asset disposal, asset recovery, decommissioning a site or helping to relocate systems and other IT equipment.

Security Tip Of The Month
Cyber war is upon us. Every newsletter, ICEX will share some security tips to help you keep your sensitive information secure. We would love to hear from you, what security issues are concerning you?

Installing software updates for your operating system and programs is critical. Always install the latest security updates for your devices:

  • Turn on Automatic Updates for your operating system.
  • Use web browsers such as Chrome or Firefox that receive frequent, automatic security updates.
  • Make sure to keep browser plug-ins (Flash, Java, etc.) up to date.