A Data Protection Officer’s Guide to the GDPR Galaxy

In April 2016, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was passed into law in the European Union. The goal of the law is to give individuals control over their own data. While GDPR became law in 2016, it won’t become enforceable until May 25, 2018. GDPR is composed of 99 articles and 173 recitals that are used […]

10 Ways To Improve Security Compliance With Data Privacy Regulations

Rapid technology advances have brought new challenges for the protection of personal data, and so every organisation needs a comprehensive approach to privacy management. They must also document how they collect, process and store personal data. But too many companies still fall down on the security fundamentals and new regulations such as the General Data […]

SEC’s new cybersecurity guidance falls short

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued new guidance in February, urging senior executives and board members to pay closer attention to cybersecurity.  However, while the recommendations are more stringent than previous ones, they don’t go far enough and lack teeth, critics say. In a set of recommendations about disclosures of cybersecurity risks back in 2011, the […]

Hacking Back & the Digital Wild West

The Internet is a modern day Wild West. Individuals, businesses, and governments face extraordinary challenges protecting themselves in the digital Wild West, and history has shown that law enforcement is under-resourced to tackle all but the most pressing criminal cases. What’s the answer? U.S. Congressional Representatives Tom Graves and Kyrsten Sinema are proposing legislation — the Active Cyber […]

GDPR: Two thirds of organisations aren’t prepared for the ‘right to be forgotten’

People across Europe are set to gain additional control over their personal information from new legislation, but with just under three months until it comes into force, two thirds of organisations aren’t prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ‘right to be forgotten‘. The European Union-led data protection reforms officially come into force from […]

Is GDPR-regulated data lurking in unexpected pockets of your organization?

A recent study showed that over 60 percent of corporate data is stored on employee endpoints. And yet, as companies work to ensure compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), they still may be overlooking a few key areas. The GDPR globally impacts the processing of all personal data on EU residents and takes effect […]

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements, deadlines and facts

Companies that collect data on citizens in European Union (EU) countries will need to comply with strict new rules around protecting customer data by May 25. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is expected to set a new standard for consumer rights regarding their data, but companies will be challenged as they put systems and processes in […]

The GDPR Clock Is Running Out. Now What?

On May 25, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. The transformative new law is expected to have a profound impact on how businesses the world over collect, manage, and defend their data. But while companies have had more than two years to prepare for the ground-breaking legislation – passed in […]

Consumers want more IoT regulation

A demand for more regulation may seem counterintuitive in today’s world and yet that’s exactly what consumers who understand IoT technologies want, according to a new study from Market Strategies International. The study identified two distinct groups: the IoT “Haves” and the IoT “Have Nots.” The Haves are defined as people who have worked with IoT technologies […]

GDPR And Tape: The Elephant In The Room Is Ransomware

With the GDPR deadline fast approaching, the end for tape is being predicted (again), according to the following catastrophic scenario. It’s Monday, and your manager asks you to delete someone’s personal data from your backup copies because the data protection officer received an email asking the company to follow the “right to be forgotten.” So, you […]