GDPR One Year Anniversary: The Civil Society Organizations' View

GDPR is a landmark in privacy jurisdiction. Through its 99 articles, it sets a framework for both businesses and individuals on their rights and responsibilities when it comes to protecting privacy. The most important element in my opinion is that privacy functions a fundamental human right and needs to be protected.


Report Finds Over Half of UK Orgs Still Not GDPR Compliance

Despite GDPR having been enacted over 15 months ago, over half of UK organizations are still not compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The report released by Egress, GDPR Compliance: where are we now?, polled 250 GDPR decision-makers and found that 52% were not fully compliant with the new regulation. Even worse, 35% of respondents claimed compliance with the EU-wide data protection regulation had actually dropped down on the priority list over the past year.


7 tips for strengthening your security posture around GDPR

Security is an ongoing effort. It’s worth assessing your security situation from time to time, and as GDPR fines have started to land, it’s a good time to review your data movement and storage setup. Recently, the news broke that British Airways must pay an astounding £183 million fine because of last year’s data breach.


Dealing with three pathbreaking scenarios under the CCPA

“I’d like to pay with my credit card.” “Sure! Let me have your card. Could I also get your full name, phone number, and address?” “Yeah. It’s Logan Lovato, and I live at 1 Lemon Street, Anaheim. My number is 714.308.75xx.” This was a common occurence at retail stores across the US in the not too distant past. People shared their information and didn’t think much about it.


Most Security Pros Think Recent GDPR Fines Won't Significantly Affect Policies

In July 2019, UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced its intention to fine two companies for violating the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). ICO began by disclosing its intention to penalize British Airways in the amount of £183 million (approximately $224 million) on 8 July.


One Year After GDPR: Three Common Mistakes Businesses Still Make

May 25, 2019 marked the one-year anniversary of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into full effect. This milestone serves as a timely reminder for any business in the EU or doing business with EU residents on both the implications of failing to protect data and the procedures needed to prevent this from happening.


British Airways faces record 183 million GDPR fine after data breach

What’s happened? British Airways is facing a record fine of £183 million, after its systems were breached by hackers last year and the personal and payment card information of around 500,000 customers were stolen. 183 million quid!? That sounds huge! Yes, it’s the biggest fine ever handed out by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).


Countdown to CCPA: Steps to Start Getting Your Content in Compliance

The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), set to go into effect in January 2020, will have a big impact on companies that do business in California or collect the personal information of California citizens. Driven by growing public demand for privacy, CCPA is the latest in a line of regulations that gives individuals greater control over how their personal data can be collected, stored, purchased, or shared by private companies. Wondering what CCPA means for your business?


Report: Organizations not completely clear on what IT security incidents to report

Defining a data breach can be tough for a lot of organizations. However, since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018, organizations that operate in the EU need to follow regulatory guidelines that can have real business implications if ignored. But when a cyber incident hits your organization, do you know if it needs to be disclosed to the public? How prepared are you to let your customers and authorities know?