Are you feeling constantly stressed out? To the point where you feel completely overwhelmed, exhausted and helpless? If so, you could be suffering from burnout. And you’re not alone – the problem is so prevalent in modern life that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has now recognised the condition in the latest version of its International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health problems, a handbook for recognized medical conditions.
Month: <span>May 2019</span>
Since GDPR came into force just over a year ago, complaints to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have almost doubled – up from 21,000 to 41,000. More than 14,000 data breaches have also been logged with the ICO.
Across all the EU countries which have implemented GDPR, there have been a total of 89,271 notifications of data breaches, and 144,376 complaints from the public.
The prevailing theory is that the number of data breach complaints are on the rise simply because GDPR has raised awareness around the importance of personal information.
Even so, no fines have yet been issued in the UK for a breach of the GDPR rules – so, has it really all been worth it?
Life can be tricky if you’ve business interests in Russia – not only is there the 17.1 million km² of land mass and nine time zones to contend with, there is still a great amount of unrest around the Russian and Ukranian border, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to within 10km of the border with the Ukrainian Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts.
The FCO advise against all but essential travel to within 10km of the border with the Ukrainian Kharkiv Oblast.
All of which means our international conference call facility could become one of your most valuable business tools.
With the European elections just one day away, researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute have been looking into whether there has been a spike in the proliferation of fake news across social media platforms.
Early indications suggest that the dissemination of fake news stories across Facebook and Twitter has been relatively low in comparison to stories from reliable news sources.
It’s not all good news though, as one of the more worrying findings revealed that individual fake news stories were more likely to be shared on Facebook than stories from mainstream news organisations.
The UK currently has over 4,000 registered companies active in Romania, and is currently the country’s tenth highest foreign investor with total investment worth around £4 billion.
Since Romania joined the EU – along with Bulgaria – as part of the 2007 enlargement of the European Union, bilateral trade has grown consistently and reached a record value of £2.6 billion in 2011, with £1.1 billion worth of exports to Romania and £1.5 billion worth of imports.
The UK exported around £16 billion worth of good to Romania in 2013, accounting for just over 2% of Romanian imports.
The UK’s top exports to Romania included:
- machinery and electrical parts
- textiles and clothing
- chemical products
- vehicles, aircraft and transport equipment
- base metals
So if you’re thinking of joining investing in a business opportunity in Romania – or you already have interests over there – you’ll want a simple and cost-effective way to keep in touch with colleagues or clients over there – and a conference call offers exactly that.
Here’s how to set one up needing nothing more than a mobile or landline telephone…