Archive for the ‘privacy and compliance’ Category

How Do I Know If My Email Has Been Leaked in a Data Breach?

Many people use their email addresses and a small set of passwords (or even just one password) to log in to their online accounts. Unfortunately, this means that any hacker with your email address already has half your login details. Add in numerous password breaches from big-name digital service providers and you have a recipe for disaster.

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Put Customer Data Security FIRST to Avoid Breaches Like Marriott’s

Whatever the cause of the breach, the fact that it flew under the radar for so long tells me that securing customer accounts was not the number one priority for Marriott’s board and CEO. Now they’re also facing down a security mess caused by their own negligence. So what must companies do to avoid data breaches like Marriott’s?

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Top 3 Things for an Effective Company Privacy Structure

There is a growing emphasis on privacy concerns and regulations as more customer interactions move online. As a result, the way that companies handle and protect consumer data privacy has become less of a constraint and more of a competitive differentiator.

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GDPR Compliance: The Clock is Ticking

With the GDPR deadline rapidly approaching (May 25th to be exact), a new Compliance Report shows that only 40% of organizations have met compliance requirements or are on their way to becoming so by the deadline. This means that there is still a huge number of businesses that need to wake up to their new obligations, or they will be at risk of fines that could be as high as 4% of revenues.

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The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica Meltdown: Why GDPR is the Solution

Did you hear about the Facebook Data Breach? Actually it wasn’t a data breach. According to the reports, the personal information of over 50 million Facebook users was freely provided and then handed over to a third party without permission  – is that scarier? In a nutshell, what happened is that a social engineering company (Cambridge Analytics)

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New GDPR-Like Privacy Law Could Be Coming to California in 2018

Privacy initiatives are on the rise. First with the GDPR, and now with a proposed California Consumer Privacy Act. The potential ballot initiative will apply to all businesses that use customer data for commercial purposes. The initiative was first proposed in September 2017, and could potentially become an enormous issue for businesses that use or re-sell customer data.

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The Digital Security Meltdown

By now you’ve all heard about the latest cybersecurity threats, “Spectre” and “Meltdown”. If you haven’t I don’t blame you. Most people see this as yet another event in an ongoing cascade of cybersecurity threats that seem to come with increasing regularity.

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