Emphasis on Privacy and Data Protection at DataWorks Summit

Last week’s DataWorks Summit in Berlin, attended by Protegrity, had a strong emphasis on data privacy and data protection, with GDPR core to many of the sessions. A poll in the morning keynote of day two highlighted that 15 percent of the attendees would not be ready for the May 25th deadline, with just over The post Emphasis on Privacy and Data Protection at DataWorks Summit appeared first on Protegrity.
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Critical Actions to Finalize Your GDPR Compliance Program

Starting May 25, 2018, enforcement begins for the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its heightened principles and requirements regarding data privacy, data processing, and data security. The newly revised regulation applies to organizations doing business in the European Union or processing personal data originating in the EU – including data originating from
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Who is a data protection officer under the GDPR?

From 25 May the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to all organisations that process EU residents’ personal data. As part of your compliance project, it’s important to understand the role of the data protection officer (DPO). The DPO’s role A DPO can help you address the GDPR’s compliance demands. Their appointment is mandatory for: Public authorities; Organisations that require “regular and systematic monitoring of data subjects on a large scale”; Organisations that process special categories of personal data on a large scale. However, even where the GDPR does not specifically require the appointment of a DPO, it is...
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Blockchain and GDPR: Between a Block and a Hard Place

Blockchain and other emerging distributed ledger technologies offer the promise of increased security, transparency and resilience based on the use of distributed, immutable records. At the same time, the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect May 25, 2018, governs the use and protection of personal data collected from or about any … Read More The post Blockchain and GDPR: Between a Block and a Hard Place appeared first on The State of Security.
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A Look at the 2018 Verizon DBIR: Key Takeaways and Industry Highlights

Now in its 11th installment, Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is a must-read for cybersecurity professionals across the globe. The 2018 edition dives deep into more than 53,000 real incidents and 2,216 confirmed data breaches with the ultimate goal of informing defenders on the threats they face and how to protect against them. The … Read More The post A Look at the 2018 Verizon DBIR: Key Takeaways and Industry Highlights appeared first on The State of Security.
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Everything Must Go: Effective Data Removal When a Business Closes

Ineffective data removal from corporate desktop computers, laptops, external drives, servers and other IT equipment containing highly sensitive data can pose a serious security risk down the road.  In March, Toys ‘R’ Us broke the hearts of millions when the company announced the closing of all its 735 U.S. stores. When a business decides to..
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