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Calligo moves up the Top 100 Solution Providers rankings in Canada

CDN’s annual ranking of the Top 100 Solution Providers in Canada places Calligo four places higher than last year, and is still the only one to place such emphasis on data’s intelligent use and continuous safety. Calligo was this week once again listed in Channel Daily News’ (CDN) annual Top 100 Solution Providers, rising up the rankings to 67th. The ranking is based on managed service providers’ (MSPs) 2020 Canadian revenue figures and is verified by the organisers.

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Data Privacy Update: Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) in global context

And so it continues. Last month, Virginia passed its own privacy law, the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), adding fuel to the fire over a US federal privacy law, and introducing new complexities for businesses operating in or addressing the US market. It will take effect on January 1, 2023 (the same day as California’s CPRA which amends the current CCPA) and was passed in record-breaking time: less than two months, and by an overwhelming majority.

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What is a Data Protection Officer (DPO)?

A data protection officer (DPO) is an employee or contractor hired to oversee a company’s data protection strategy and ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The role was introduced in 2018 to promote compliance with the new laws governing how the personal data of EU citizens is handled. All public authorities are required to appoint a data protection officer to comply with GDPR.

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Calligo acquires US-based Decisive Data to accelerate Data Insights Services

Today, Calligo announces the acquisition of Decisive Data, a pioneer in data analytics, data science and visualization. This is a significant acquisition for Calligo as it not only increases the resources and capabilities of our Data Insights team, but it also creates the most capable, accessible and compliant data insights service for modern businesses.

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CRN names Calligo in its 2021 'Elite 150' MSPs

Today, CRN published its annual MSP 500 – a ranking of the leading North American IT managed services providers. Calligo was named as one of the Elite 150 – the top subcategory reserved for the largest service providers and those with their own managed cloud services capabilities and services. The MSP 500 aims to recognise innovative and forward-thinking approaches to managed IT services and those MSPs with a focus on delivering powerful business outcomes with their services.

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Could your IT managed service provider sign this? Have you even asked?

Our IT managed services team talks to dozens of new businesses every month, and they have noticed a new trend emerging. Over the last six months or so, more and more businesses are – without prompt – enquiring about our ability to keep their data safe. This is subtly and importantly different from our ability to provide managed security services. Or to protect their data from internal and external threats.

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Calligo wins twice at the Digital Jersey Tech Awards

2021 is off to a stellar start for Calligo. At the Digital Jersey Tech Awards 2020 virtual awards evening, Calligo was announced as the Digital Growth Business of the Year for its achievements throughout last year, while Julian Box was named the Digital Leader of the Year. Calligo was named Digital Growth Business of the Year because of its growth in five key areas: UK expansion A fourth acquisition was also completed in 2020, this time in the UK.

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UPDATE 6: The Data Privacy Periodic Table

Once again, to mark Data Privacy Day (or Data Protection Day in Europe), we have released a new update to the Data Privacy Periodic Table – our industry-renowned open project to create a regularly-updated digestible guide to the confusing world of data privacy. You can download the latest version of The Data Privacy Periodic Table, here. This is its sixth update, and roughly three and a half years after its launch in September 2018, what have we learned?

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The Data Privacy 'To Do List' for the new US administration

A new administration in the most influential economy in the world triggers news hopes and expectations in every industry. But if major change were to be on the agenda, what would be the most beneficial, transformative, impactful or prudent new data privacy initiatives that the new US administration ought to introduce? Here’s my top three: The obvious – and trickiest – first area for the new administration is a federal privacy law.