Operations | Monitoring | ITSM | DevOps | Cloud

Legislation

An Easy Guide To Understanding Electronic Payments Law

How can you tell if a company is legitimate? How do you know that the person on the other end of an email is who they say they are? What happens if your bank mistakenly blocks one of your payments, or charges you fees for no reason? Electronic Payments Law provides answers to these questions and more. The law overlaps with many others in this area-contracts law, criminal law, and tax law-but as it relates to electronic payment systems it has its own set of rules.

Platform.sh implements new EU Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs)

On June 4, 2021, the EU Commission released two new contract templates, both labeled Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs). The first template is for standard contractual clauses between controllers and processors under Article 28 of the GDPR, and its adoption is optional. The second template is for module-based standard contractual clauses for personal data transfers to non-adequate countries, and its adoption is required. With GDPR compliance as our top priority, Platform.sh has adopted both.

You've Achieved GDPR Compliance-Now What?

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Most of us remember the months and weeks leading up to the deadline. We did whatever needed to be done to achieve compliance. Now it seems like a distant memory. And the pressure is mostly off. But in other ways, it was just the beginning. As you continue creating your day-to-day compliance strategy, you might find that the tactics that got you to the finish line were more short-term solutions that won’t necessarily stand long-term.

Three countries, outside the European Community, that are reforming their privacy policies

Are you not a little curious? Even a little bit, right under your chin or your temple about how they deal with privacy policies in other countries? Aren’t you? Well, surprise! Today, in Pandora FMS blog, we are going to get it out of our system by discussing how they do it, how they deal with the protection of international data and privacy, in at least three countries outside the European Community.

Key takeaways from the U.S. executive order on cybersecurity

On May 12, 2021, President Biden signed an executive order calling on federal agencies to improve their cybersecurity practices. Following the recent SolarWinds and Colonial Pipeline attacks, it is clear that security incidents can severely impact the economy and civilians' day-to-day lives and that cybersecurity needs to be a high-priority issue. We encourage you to read the full executive order.

A quick guide to the New Zealand Privacy Act 2020 for DBAs

December 1 saw the introduction in New Zealand of the Privacy Act 2020 which not only brings increased protection for individuals but also has some new implications for businesses, including increased fines for non-compliance and the reporting of serious privacy breaches.