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10 Common Data Management Mistakes

As big data applications are expanding at a much faster pace, more and more businesses are choosing the path of digital transformation to maintain relevancy and stay abreast with the current trends. It has been seen that organizations have recognized the importance of big data and are treating data as an asset (probably one of […]

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The transparency-induced pain of the GDPR and CCPA

Reading the news about data protection and privacy in the first two months of the year suggests that companies are responding in a very human way to the pressures of new privacy regulations. Whenever we (humans) are faced with a new threat or painful experience, we become suspicious of the possible causes of those threats […]

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Monthly Breach Report: March 2019 Edition

If it seems like words and phrases ‘data breach’, ‘compromised data’ and ‘data leak’ are constantly in the news, it’s not just you. There’s no denying that the frequency of data breaches is rising at an alarming rate. Talking about figures, according to a report by 4IQ, an identity intelligence company, 2018 had witnessed a […]

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Data Privacy & Protection Recap: February 2019 Edition

It is 2019 and its time that IT departments drive innovation for their organizations rather than holding them back. Here are some of the latest trending data privacy and security stories, which help support this need. 1. Ron Mehring and Axel Wirth discussed Health Data Security Several technologies playing increasingly critical roles in mitigating the […]

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GDPR Technical Series #5: Personal Data Breach Detection and Notification

In the previous post of this GDPR series, we discussed personal data and some of the challenges in accurately finding such data. Now we turn our attention to another important requirement in GDPR: personal data breach notification. First, some clarifications in terminology are in order. Here we clarify the differences between the following terms: Security […]

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Monthly Breach Report: February 2019 Edition

The first month of 2019 witnessed some massive breaches and pointed out to the flaws in the data security of the states. Here is a glimpse of these top breaches of January 2019. 1. Google January 21, 2019 -Google has been fined approximately $57 million by French regulators for violating Europe’s tough new data-privacy rules, […]

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Data Privacy & Protection Roundup: January 2019 Edition

2018 was the year of data scandals, GDPR, data vulnerabilities and companies coming out to announce their data breaches. From a look into EU organizations complying with GDPR to tactics for preventing data breaches, here is a roundup of recently trending data privacy and protection articles. 1. Popular Tactics to Avoid a Data Breach It […]

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Monthly Breach Report: January 2019 Edition

From cities to schools, we have compiled a list of data breaches that occurred in the last month of 2018. 1. Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada December 28, 2018 – Saint John, a Canadian city, is the latest victim of a data breach. As per the official statement, a third-party software product, Click2Gov, which allows […]

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Trending Data Privacy Articles: December 2018 Edition

Cyber-attacks are now a global phenomenon and are expected to not only increase in frequency a but also severity if organizations don’t take stringent steps. Cyber risk is no longer only the concern of online retailers but of every company that connects to the Internet; they all are exposed to rising cyber threats. Hence, to […]

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Monthly Breach Report: December 2018 Edition

Another social media platform falls victim to software vulnerabilities, while a major Chinese airline is investigated by the GDPR – these are just some of the latest data breach news hitting headlines this last month. 1. Marriot November 30, 2018 – Marriott International disclosed that there had been a breach in Starwood reservation system and […]

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