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Lawful basis (for processing)

Under Article 6 of the GDPR, processing (of personal data) is lawful only if and to the extent that at…

Under Article 6 of the GDPR, processing (of personal data) is lawful only if and to the extent that at least one of the following applies:

(a) the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes;

(b) processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract;

(c) processing is ne cessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject;

(d) processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person;

(e) processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;

(f) processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.

Point (f) of the first subparagraph shall not apply to processing carried out by public authorities in the performance of their tasks.

Macro

A small program that can automate tasks in applications (such as Microsoft Office) which attackers can use to gain access…

A small program that can automate tasks in applications (such as Microsoft Office) which attackers can use to gain access to (or harm) a system.

Malvertising

Using online advertising as a delivery method for malware.

Using online advertising as a delivery method for malware.

Malware

Malicious software - a term that includes viruses, trojans, worms or any code or content that could have an adverse…

Malicious software - a term that includes viruses, trojans, worms or any code or content that could have an adverse impact on organisations or individuals.

Mitigation

Steps that organisations and individuals can take to minimise and address risks.

Steps that organisations and individuals can take to minimise and address risks.

National Data Guardian- NDG

The National Data Guardian (NDG) for Health and Social Care advises and challenges the health and care system to help…

The National Data Guardian (NDG) for Health and Social Care advises and challenges the health and care system to help ensure that citizens’ confidential information is safeguarded securely and used properly.
The NDG was established in UK law by the Health and Social Care (National Data Guardian) Act 2018.

NCSC - National Cyber Security Centre

The NCSC acts as a bridge between industry and government, providing a unified source of advice, guidance and support on…

The NCSC acts as a bridge between industry and government, providing a unified source of advice, guidance and support on cyber security, including the management of cyber security incidents.

The NCSC is part of the Government Communications Headquarters - GCHQ

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NDG - See National Data Guardian

See 'National Data Guardian'.

See 'National Data Guardian'.

Network

Two or more computers linked in order to share resources.

Two or more computers linked in order to share resources.