Topic: gdpr

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

Brave: Google continues providing personal data to advertisers, violating the GDPR

Brave has revealed new evidence for a GDPR claim it filed against Google 12 months ago. Johnny Ryan, chief policy and industry relations officer at Brave, discovered that Google’s DoubleClock/Authorized Buyers was broadcasting his personal data, violating the GDPR. In doing so, Google is circumventing the safeguards it had put in place to comply with … continue reading

Melissa’s email flagging feature created to fulfill GDPR consent rules

As laws such as the European Union’s GDPR regulation and California’s similar upcoming CCPA Act pick up steam, countries around the world are making privacy a priority and forcing companies to rethink how they obtain consent from their contacts — even when it comes to sending emails.  To address the new stringent privacy laws and … continue reading

Privacy as a service

Many Americans seem resigned to not having control over their data profiles on the Internet. As larger and more sophisticated data breaches are reported in growing numbers, and companies such as Facebook and Google engage in mysterious data activities, technology users are left not knowing who’s got their data, or what they’re going to do … continue reading

GDPR one year later: Slow compliance, lax enforcement

It’s been one year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. The regulation completely changes how organizations need to handle the data of European Union citizens. The impact of the GDPR, though, has been minimal to this point. Compliance has been slow, enforcement has been lax, and organizations are finding that learning … continue reading

Microsoft wants the US to follow the EU and establish new data privacy laws

As the European Union’s General Protection Data Regulation celebrates its one year anniversary this weekend, Microsoft is calling out the US and other nations for not passing their own national legislations. According to Microsoft, no matter how many individual companies pass their own privacy laws on how people interact with and use technology every day, … continue reading

Data Privacy Day highlights the growing importance of data protection

The importance of data privacy is more evident than ever on today’s National Data Privacy Day, created to raise awareness of privacy and data protection best practices. “As we continually share more data on our connected devices, businesses are collecting and using this personal information more than ever before. Just think about everything we do … continue reading

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