GDPR and consent: what you need to know

GDPR and consent: what you need to know

Written by Richard Adams on Friday, 11 May 2018. Posted in General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

You may have noticed recently that your inbox has been overflowing with eMails from companies asking you to opt-in to receive marketing communications.

These campaigns are an attempt to obtain consent ahead of the impending enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which becomes UK law on 25th May.

Amid the flurry of privacy notices, we’re going to take a closer look at the subject of consent and lawful processing under the GDPR. Previously, we’ve blogged about GDPR, its impact and how you can prepare. You can read those blogs here. Firstly, a quick recap…

What is the GDPR?

The GDPR replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and is designed to enhance data privacy for all EU citizens.

The requirement to have a lawful basis in order to process personal data is not new. However, the GDPR places more emphasis on being accountable for, and transparent about, your lawful basis for processing.

With two weeks to go, a survey by the Institute of Directors (IoD) found just six in ten company directors feel their organisation is fully compliant GDPR regulations.

Join ePC on the OpenText Innovation Tour in London

Join ePC on the OpenText Innovation Tour in London

Written by Richard Adams on Thursday, 08 March 2018. Posted in Company news, TeleForm, LiquidOffice

Meet us at the InterContinental London - The O2 on 12 April for a first look at our new products and a demo of complimentary OpenText solutions.

Many organisations today are undergoing a complete digital transformation and are looking for efficient ways to collect and process information from their end-users and customers.

Join ePC on the OpenText Innovation Tour in London on 12 April to explore how our intelligent forms automation and workflow solutions can digitise your business processes.

OpenText TeleForm 16.3.1 – release notes

OpenText TeleForm 16.3.1 – release notes

Written by Richard Adams on Wednesday, 31 January 2018. Posted in TeleForm, OpenText

OpenText have released the latest updates to their intelligent forms automation solution TeleForm. The new version is OpenText TeleForm 16.3.1 The previous release from OpenText was version 16.3.

This section lists the new features in the latest version.

Recognition engine updates

The TeleForm ICR engine has been updated to provide enhanced stability and recognition of Vietnamese handprint.

Support for HPE Content Manager 9.2

TeleForm now supports HPE Content Manager 9.2 to export data and files using auto export.

Reduced Installer Size

With the update and removal of outdated third-party components, the size of the TeleForm installer has been greatly reduced.

Updated documentation

The documentation has been updated to include additional requirements for installation with IIS and .NET in the installation instructions.

A number of other minor enhancements have been added to TeleForm. Please refer to the release notes here.

For customers with a current support and maintenance contact, please contact us to find out if you are eligible for an upgrade. We can also help if you are no longer supported and wish to upgrade.

For further details, including an overview of resolved issues, please read the release notes here.

PC Pro letter of the month

PC Pro letter of the month

Written by Richard Adams on Tuesday, 09 January 2018. Posted in Press coverage, PC Pro

This letter was written by Alan Ingram (Technical Director) and published by PC Pro magazine in their March 2018 edition (issue 281).

Having read your excellent articles in last month’s edition (issue 280) it’s clear to me there is a common thread that links almost all of the world’s problems.

Tim attempts to justify a £1,000 phone that costs that much only because people like him will pay it (p7), Barry laments the subscription model but the fuels it with his own cash (p27) and Nicole is scared by the power of social media but convinces herself it makes no difference whether she opts out or not and instead ask for government meddling to save us from, very literally, ourselves (p28).

These are all genuine problems that have only one solution: vote with your feet!

In a capitalist world the only way of guiding the market is by the individuals, each and every one of us, making a stand. Let’s be honest, even if we don’t buy the latest smartphone, succumb to the easy subscription or engage with the fake façade of social media, there are many alternatives, whether that’s the OnePlus 5T, Serif or simply talking to people.

Other than the last of these, they will still all garnish our lives far more plushily than would have been possible even a few years ago. Let’s take the good from technology but also sacrifice a little and reject the things we know deep down are wrong. Just because everyone else seems to do it, we shouldn’t think it’s okay for us to follow like sheep.

Read the full PC Pro letter.

Merry Christmas 2017

Written by Richard Adams on Wednesday, 13 December 2017. Posted in Company news

Merry Christmas to our valued clients who have today received a cracker filled with chocolate, party hats and (bad) workflow jokes.

Thank you for your continued support throughout 2017.

Season's greetings to you and your family from everyone at ePC.

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