How the PCI DSS can help you meet the requirements of the GDPR

With just 3 months until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is enforced, organisations across Europe must consider how the far-reaching changes introduced by the Regulation will affect how they handle and protect personal data. While some will be worried about how to comply with the new law, those that are already compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) … [Read more...]

Johnson & Johnson data breach affects hundreds of Irish customers

Hundreds of Irish customers’ home addresses and emails – which may be linked to other online accounts – were leaked online by cosmetics and pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. To take advantage of a promotion for Aveeno moisturiser, Johnson & Johnson asked customers to fill in an online form. The form was checked against a text file of individuals who had already signed up, in order to … [Read more...]

The GDPR is more than just an IT issue

With less than 5 months to go until organisations need to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it’s more important than ever to look at what you need to do to prepare. With fines of up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20m (whichever is greater) for companies that fail to comply with the Regulation, this legislation cannot be ignored. In Ireland, there seems to be a … [Read more...]