Topic: gdpr

Microsoft announces new steps to protect data

The new protections Defending Your Data include a contractual commitment to challenge government requests for data as well as a monetary commitment.  These protections come after a ruling earlier this year from the Court of Justice for the European   examining transfers of data from the EU as well as union and draft recommendations issued … continue reading

CPRA, or CCPA 2.0

When both the GDPR and CCPA came out, they were a major force in the industry for making companies rethink how they handled data privacy. They’ve already had significant impacts in the industry, as discussed above. Despite how powerful the CCPA was compared to existing data privacy laws in the United States, a new law … continue reading

GDPR, CCPA, and CPRA – Oh my!

Over the past few years, the world has seen the introduction of two major data protection regulations: the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The GDPR, which affects the European Union, has been in effect since May 2018, which is nearly two and a half years. The CCPA went into … continue reading

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Large legacy enterprises have a data problem. Decades of iterative infrastructure updates via relatively small investments have resulted in information silos scattered across different systems and in different formats. For example, a hospital may have patient records in one location and accounting data in another. All of this data is managed by different teams with … continue reading

Europe takes first steps in shaping its digital future

With the strict requirements and massive scope of the GDPR, it’s no surprise that the European Union (EU) cares highly about its citizens’ data privacy. Today, the EU has taken the next step in securing their digital future with the announcement of new strategies for data and artificial intelligence (AI). According to the European Commission, … continue reading

Data Privacy Day 2020: Data protection still falling short

With current data regulations in place like the CCPA and GDPR, it’s hard to imagine data privacy not being a top priority for companies. But unfortunately that’s still not the case, and companies still struggle to make it a priority. To remind companies to practice good data hygiene and privacy, Data Privacy Day is celebrated … continue reading

Industry watch: The little dirty data secret

Our industry has a dirty little secret. Come closer, I’ll whisper it to you. (Much of the data held in organizational databases, warehouses, lakes and stores is not very good.) There, I’ve said it. Data quality remains a persistent problem for enterprises, and there are many reasons as to why. It could be that fields … continue reading

Report: Maojrity of UK websites fail to conform with the EU’s GDPR

Majority of UK websites are still not following proper cookie content practices, despite the General Data Protection Regulation that went into effect in 2018. A new paper from researchers at MIT, UCL and Aarhus University also showed most UK websites don’t conform to the requirements of the GDPR. The purpose of the study was to … continue reading

2019: Lack of cybersecurity skills and best practices strain security

Security has hit a low point this year, as 2019 saw the 2nd, 3rd and 7th biggest breaches of all time measured by the number of people that were affected.  The largest breach of the year occurred in May when First American Financial Corporation leaked 885 million records of documents related to mortgage deals going … continue reading

CCPA set to take effect at the start of 2020

When the GDPR was launched almost a year and a half ago, it forced companies to take a look at their data practices. And though some might say enforcement has been pretty lax so far, it has changed the way companies deal with their data. And it has inspired a new major regulation in the … continue reading

Data auditing is the future of data privacy

It has been over a year since the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) went into full effect to ensure the protection and privacy of an individual’s personal data. Following several high-profile data breaches and large fines being imposed as a consequence of non-compliance, this has sent shock waves around the world regarding the need for … continue reading

Microsoft updates privacy provisions amid EU investigation

Microsoft announced it is updating the privacy provisions in the Microsoft Online Services Terms (OST) commercial cloud contracts amid ongoing investigations by the European Union (EU). The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) launched an investigation into Microsoft earlier this year to see whether the contractual agreements concluded between Microsoft and the EU institutions were fully … continue reading

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