Tag: GDPR

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Expert Sheds Light on the Google+ Data Breach

The initial reporting around the data breach that led to the shutdown of the drastically under-used social network Google+ also led to many comparisons to the many security issues Facebook has been dealing with. However, the narrative changed over the next few news cycles, leaving many to question what really happened, and what (if any) […]

Antibes, France - February 21, 2018: User deletes Facebook app from iPhone. The social media platform faces increased scrutiny around personal data privacy and its handing of fake news and extremist content.

GDPR Could Have First True Test With Facebook Breach

Since the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect at the end of May, it’s been a waiting game to see what actions might trigger a major response. Although there has been an overall spike in complaints since the regulation took effect, there hasn’t been a large enough event to catch headlines […]

Protecting Data from Departing Employees

Countless formal and informal studies show that most employees retain at least some company data when they leave a job. The reasons vary from the benign (like when an employee inadvertently keeps a work flash drive) to the more malicious (in the case of an employee’s deliberate theft of company trade secrets for use at […]

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GDPR Creates Challenges for Employers

One of the biggest stories from the first half of 2018 was the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For U.S.-based companies, there’s a strong temptation to throw your hands up and say, “So what?” But the main thrust of GDPR’s policy is personal as opposed to geographic. In other words, […]

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Top 10 Cybersecurity Challenges to Keep an Eye on in 2018

Ensuring cybersecurity of your business becomes a bigger challenge every year. Cybercriminals perform new attacks, exploit new vulnerabilities, and perform new attacks on a constant basis while regulatory institutions change and improve standards. Your task is to be fully prepared to face these challenges. So today, we gathered the top 10 cybersecurity hot topics you’d […]

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Survey Suggests That Most U.S. Businesses are Unprepared to Handle GDPR Compliance

While the lead up to the enforcement date of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was highly publicized, a recent survey suggests that most U.S. companies are unprepared to comply … if they’re aware at all. The May 2018 online survey was conducted by CompliancePoint, an information security and risk management firm. […]

A Bad Two Weeks for Location Tracking Companies

Companies built around harvesting and selling third-party data have been subject to growing scrutiny since the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica story broke earlier this year. This trend of increased monitoring is likely to continue as more and more people choose to track what and how much of their personal information is collected, and what companies are doing […]

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GDPR Compliance and Why it Matters to HR

It’s critical to outline an all-encompassing security policy that can be used as a reference for all employees, especially ahead of new legislation – and with 25 percent of information breaches caused by employee error, it’s evident that the need to increase employee awareness around data security is critical. An information security handbook should not […]