Happy New Year 2012

December 30, 2011

As the new year fast approaches, even faster if you live in Samoa, I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy New Year 2012.

It has been a tough year for businesses and no doubt 2012 will be just as tough. However there have been many positive stories and plenty of new opportunities for businesses. It is now the survival of the fittest, and to be honest, that is the way it should be.

Privacy, You and Your Business - EU Directives

December 16, 2011

In May 2011, a Europe wide directive was passed relating to data protection and processing of data. The directive (Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 for those who are interested!) set outs how information can and cannot be used by data controllers.

As with many EU directives, there is room for interpretation but I've outlined the basics of this particular directive below.