GDPR: It’s an issue of transparency

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been on the lips of security professionals for a long time now – but in just over a month, it will become a reality. While it is easy to get stuck with reviewing the potential fines or setting up efficient security procedures to ensure compliance, many are still […]

Blockchain and GDPR: Between a Block and a Hard Place

Blockchain and other emerging distributed ledger technologies offer the promise of increased security, transparency and resilience based on the use of distributed, immutable records. At the same time, the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect May 25, 2018, governs the use and protection of personal data collected from or about any European Union […]

DNS is about to get into a world of trouble with GDPR

The European Union (EU)’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) protecting EU citizens’ privacy takes effect on May 25, 2018. So far, so good. Who doesn’t like privacy? But, many groups, including Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which manages the Domain Name System (DNS), are completely unprepared for the new laws. So, why does that matter to […]

GDPR Compliance: For many companies, it might be time to panic

The deadline for complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is rapidly approaching, and many companies still aren’t prepared, according to a newly released study by security research firm Crowd Research Partners. GDPR, a set of rules developed by the European Union (EU) to ensure data protection for individuals within the EU, officially takes effect on May 25, […]

Understand the GDPR guidelines for obtaining lawful consent to process data

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designated to become effective and enforceable on May 25, 2018, and just about every business, ready or not, will have to deal with the consequences of noncompliance after that date. The penalties for failing to meet the standards outlined by the GDPR can be severe and should not […]

One in 10 C-level execs say GDPR will cost them over $1 million

Companies are taking the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) much more seriously than HIPAA and PCI: 99 percent are actively involved in the process to become GDPR-compliant, despite the cost and internal reorganization involved, a new survey that polled 300 C-level security executives has shown. About half (49 percent) are 75 percent of the […]

Many businesses struggling to meet GDPR deadline

IT decision makers across the U.S., UK, France, and Germany are still missing an opportunity to transform their business through a holistic data management approach that reduces risk and improves business efficiency. For nearly two years, most organizations have lagged in addressing their GDPR compliance, and in some cases are ignoring the issue completely. In doing […]

As GDPR looms, 60% of global enterprises still don’t properly tag sensitive data

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, but many companies are still not in compliance with its rules, according to a new report from AvePoint and the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL). In a survey of 235 multinational organizations, 60% said they do not have any procedures in place to identify and […]

How Facebook’s data issue is a lesson for everyone

The headlines have been dominated by the recent news around Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and the misuse of customer data. The impact of these revelations has led to millions being wiped off Facebook’s share price and an ongoing investigation into the incident. With just two months left until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, this scandal […]

Are you letting GDPR’s privacy rules trump security?

When incident detection vendor SecBI found suspicious activity on company devices at one of its clients, they passed on the data with the expectation that the client, a large European enterprise, would investigate further. That didn’t happen. The client’s security team was not allowed to look at the data due to privacy concerns. A contract […]