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TikTok and Privacy Shield: When Governments Fight Over Privacy, Companies Pay a Price

July 2020 saw privacy concerns played out on a global, geopolitical scale. With both the TikTok and the Privacy Shield cases, governments were taking decisive action to protect their residents from abuse by other governments. Pointing to the similarities between the two cases is important for detecting emerging trends if more cases of similar nature […]

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Conducting the Schrems II Assessment of Supplementary Measures

The recent decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union to invalidate the Privacy Shield’s adequacy is getting a lot of attention for its geopolitical ramifications. While the Court let the other legal mechanisms for legitimizing the cross-border transfer of personal data stand, its judgment, as well as FAQs published by the European […]

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Monthly Breach Report: July 2020 Edition

June 2020 came just about about seven months into the assault of a coronavirus generating the pandemic of COVID-19. By then, state, local, and in some cases, entire nations ordered a mishmash of inconsistent steps to manage the virus. Shelter-in-place orders, lockdowns, and ultimately curfews were imposed. The world was tuned in to favorite streaming […]

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What to Include in Your RFP and POC for Personal Information Discovery Technology

As companies are looking to minimize their risk profile and address privacy requirement, they look for tools that will allow them to meet the first step in building an effective privacy program – creating (and maintaining) an inventory of the personal information they process across their enterprise. There are many technology vendors in the market […]

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Monthly Breach Report: June 2020 Edition

Covid-19 has been spreading since Fall 2019 and has become a raging global pandemic. In that time, developers across the world have been working around the clock, building dozens of apps and systems for COVID-19 contact tracing. Each of the apps attempts to identify individuals who come in contact with a COVID-19 carrier in order […]

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Monthly Breach Report: May 2020 Edition

Until a few months ago, work-life for many individuals involved commuting to work and meeting colleagues and/or clients in person. But with the COVID-19 outbreak, ‘homes’ have become temporary offices. As a result, digital transformation has become foundational for many businesses to support the remote working model. Since the transition to remote working happened so […]

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Monthly Breach Report: April 2020 Edition

While the world is battling the deadly outbreak of COVID-19, cybercriminals are capitalizing on the crisis to carry out data breaches unabatedly. The last month of Q1 recorded some of the year’s biggest data breaches to date. With businesses on the brink of pandemic-induced economic recession, falling victim to a data breach can be devastating.  […]

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Guidance for a Cloud Migration PIA

There’s something exciting about migrating data to a new environment. It’s an opportunity to start fresh, like the decluttering and reorganizing we do before we move to a new house. It’s also the time to really think about what personal data we are migrating and how we intend to allow for its processing. Since companies […]

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