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GDPR Technical Series – #3: Understanding Terminology for Finding Personal Data

In the previous posts of our GDPR series, we covered element-level protection techniques and how they map to anonymization and pseudonymization. In this post, we’ll focus on the difficult task of finding what to protect. In the context of GDPR, this means finding where a given organization stores its personal data. Before going into techniques […]

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Monthly Breach Report: October 2018 Edition

Hackers reportedly targeted software bugs in a globally recognized brand which could prompt against the brand the biggest GDPR fine to date, while another reportedly attacked global brand avoids the expensive fines of new data privacy laws despite paying millions in their own breach settlement – these are just some of the latest data breach […]

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Business Guidance for the California Consumer Privacy Act

EXPLANATION AND BRIEF HISTORY The California privacy law, called the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018, and also referred to as AB 375, was legislatively passed on June 28, 2018, to take effect from January 1, 2020. The bill which was signed into law by the Governor of California, Jerry Brown, is set to […]

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GDPR Technical Series – #2: Element-Level Protection for Anonymization & Pseudonymization

In the first blog post of the GDPR series, we discussed the differences between anonymization and pseudonymization. In this blog post, we see how anonymization and pseudonymization, which are overall protection approaches, can be achieved through various element-level protection techniques. Overall Protection vs. Element-level Techniques Most data security tools today offer some set of element-level […]

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GDPR Technical Series – #1: Anonymization and Pseudonymization

A fundamental tenet of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) —which went into effect on May 25, 2018— is the recommendation to pseudonymize personal data wherever possible. Articles 4, 6, 25, 32, 40 and 89 as well as Recitals 28, 29, 75, 78, 85 and 156 of the GDPR explicitly call out pseudonymization. […]

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It’s an EPIC day at Dataguise!

Dataguise + eBay: Winners of Teradata 2017 EPIC Award for Enterprise Intelligence We’re thrilled to announce that, last night during the Teradata PARTNERS Conference in Anaheim, CA, Dataguise and eBay won a Teradata EPIC award for “Enterprise Intelligence.” We managed to capture the moment on video. Check it out below: Now in its 10th year, […]

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GDPR Compliance: Data Protection by Design and by Default

Data privacy cannot be an afterthought. When it comes to complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), there is no end to the advice and proposals. Certainly, there are many steps that companies must adopt to avoid penalties. But as large an undertaking as GDPR compliance may be, it is all undergirded by the […]

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Data Minimization in the GDPR: A Primer

An important principle in the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is data minimization. Data processing should only use as much data as is required to successfully accomplish a given task. Additionally, data collected for one purpose cannot be repurposed without further consent. Data minimization is referenced in five separate sections in the GDPR. […]

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