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GDPR vs. CCPA: Understand the differences

Thanks to the growing cases of data breaches around the globe, data privacy laws have become a hot topic in any data security conversation. Whether in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or in the soon to be implemented California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), protection of consumer data has become a key area of […]

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Are privacy regulations truly effective in improving corporate privacy practices?

More privacy regulations are coming—that much is clear. In the U.S., we hear from the states that they do not want to sit idly by while the federal government procrastinates on passing a comprehensive regulation. Meanwhile, large companies are lobbying Congress for an omnibus regulation that will preempt the patchwork of state regulations. The recent […]

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Monthly Breach Report: April 2019 Edition

With the growing popularity of newer technologies like the Internet of things (IoT) and big data, an upsurge has been witnessed in data breaches across geographies and industry verticals. This is one of the reasons why businesses are feeling the heat constantly to ensure data security and minimize the exposure to data related threats as […]

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CCPA compliance: A rocky road ahead?

Last week while discussing the GDPR compliance implications with a retail entrepreneur from the Bay area, I was told that businesses treated it as a “marathon. I was not shocked to hear that business owners were fatigued considering that complying with a new set of regulations is an uphill trek and requires significant flexing of […]

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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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