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October Newsletter

Welcome to the first ever 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 the please contact us.

What’s in the news?
General Data Protection Regulation
It’s now been over four months since GDPR enforcement and we now know that the majority of emails that flooded our inboxes asking for consent were unnecessary and in some cases illegal. Many companies acted based on poor advice and a fear of fines. Many companies have chosen to believe everything they hear without understanding the full truth behind the new regulation.
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British Airways
Facing up to £500m worth of fines, BA have not only compromised customer information, but they have severely damaged what was a positive reputation within an industry that’s already in turmoil. This is most likely the biggest breach to take place since the GDPR became enforceable, making it interesting to see how hard the ICO will come down on the airline.

What’s new with ICEX?
From February this year ICEX Technology Repurposing became a Blancco Gold Partner, being one of only twenty-four gold partners in the ITAD industry. Blancco data erasure software has been tested, certified, approved and recommended by 18 governing bodies around the world and erases to U.S Department of Defense standards.

Charity Update
We have recently decided to take part in the Farleigh Hospice £50 challenge again. Farleigh Hospice is a registered charity providing hospice care to people affected by life-limiting illnesses across mid Essex.

Security Tip Of The Month
Cyber war is upon us. Every newsletter, ICEX will share a few security tips to help you keep your sensitive information secure.

It’s crucial that you always keep your spam filter switched on, this helps to prevent harmful emails being received. Secondly, be on alert if you do not know the sender, a trusted website or online payment processor will never ask you to confirm sensitive information like passwords or account details.