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GDPR – maintaining compliance and Brexit

In our final blog, GDPR – One Year On, Alice Turley examines the impact of the GDPR maintaining compliance with the Regulation, and the effect of Brexit on the Regulation.     Key messages from the DPC The Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland held a conference on 31 March 2019 focusing on data breach notifications and risk assessments. Among those speaking was Niall Cavanagh, … [Read more...]

What Are the Latest Amendments to the CCPA?

The California Consumer Privacy Act continues to evolve and is taking shape nicely with just five months to go until it becomes compulsory. The California State Senate recently voted on seven amendments to the Act, with most of them passing through without change. So, let’s go through what the Senate voted to include in the legislature. Assembly Bill 25 The amendment to this bill gives companies … [Read more...]

Navigating the maze of regulatory compliance

Compliance Matters Navigating the maze of regulatory compliance Once upon a time, being an IT professional was relatively simple – and not just in terms of the technology itself. Today it’s a maze of complexity on several levels. This new monthly blog post will delve into the compliance issues that are facing IT today and […] … [Read more...]

Facebook Too Big For Compliance: Are Record Fines Ineffective?

Do the latest fines against Facebook matter or is Facebook going to continue with business as usual? … [Read more...]

Enforcing HIPAA Might Just Be Getting Easier

A new bill recently passed by a Senate Committee incentivizes healthcare entities to adopt cybersecurity policies, and therefore making it easier for authorities to enforce the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The piece of legislation has been introduced to help lower the cost of healthcare, but it touches upon healthcare in that it asks providers to focus on … [Read more...]

The UK’s iCO is Handing Out GDPR Fines Like Candy

In the past week, British Airways and Marriott Hotels have been hit with a combined $350 million in fines. … [Read more...]

SB 220: Nevada’s New Privacy Law and How it Compares to the CCPA

There has been a lot of talk about the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) and how it will affect data security and privacy in California, and this talk has often overshadowed the attempts other States are making to protect consumer data. Nevada recently passed Senate Bill 220 (an Act relating to Internet privacy) which requires organizations in Nevada that store, process or maintain data to … [Read more...]

The Real Cost of a Data Breach: Compliance Penalties are Just the Tip of the Iceberg

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: We are living in the age of the data breach. Now more than ever, our lives are defined by the massive data sets built from our online presence, and now more than ever, they are routinely disrupted when those data sets fall into the wrong hands. … [Read more...]

How the GDPR Can Benefit Organizations in the USA

With the one-year anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) just passed, it’s interesting to see whether the climate of fear, uncertainly and doubt that pervaded the cybersecurity ecosystem was justified. Serious questions were being asked about whether companies could get themselves ready for the compliance mandate, and whether business-crippling fines would be handed out to … [Read more...]

GDPR One Year Anniversary – What Have We Learnt?

Today (May 25, 2019) marks the one-year anniversary of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation coming into effect. Now seems as good a time as any to take stock and assess what the GPDR has taught us. Have companies embraced stricter data protection laws? Do companies know exactly what is required of them to stay compliant? Have Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) been putting their … [Read more...]