May 29, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

GDPR Data Subject Rights: How to Handle the Requests

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to respond to a growing concern about inappropriate use of personal data and add responsibilities for companies for their response to data breaches. In this article, we explore GDPR data subject rights, including what a data subject...
May 29, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

Data Privacy Trends, Issues and Concerns

One defining feature of 2019 was an increasing focus on data privacy around the world, including a variety of new government regulations. Data privacy is a hot topic because cyber attacks are increasing in size, sophistication and cost. Accenture reports that the average cost of cybercrime has...
May 29, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

The Right to be Forgotten: EU laws and U.S. Concerns

One of the fundamental data privacy rights protected under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the right to be forgotten. This GDPR provision can be quite a burden for organizations because each request to delete a data subject’s personal data needs to be evaluated individually and...
May 29, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

Data Subject Access Request (DSAR): The Essentials

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) grants individuals the right to find out what personal data an organization (called a data controller) holds about them by submitting a data subject access request (DSAR). This right is detailed in Article 15, “Right of access by the data...
May 18, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

Data Privacy: What You Need to Know and How to Get Started

Data privacy is a huge public concern of the digital age, in part because data breaches continue exposing the personal data of millions of people. Even a single breach can have serious impacts: Individuals can suffer identity theft or blackmail, while companies risk financial costs along with...
April 24, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

U.S. Privacy Laws: State-Level Approaches to Privacy Protection

We are witnessing a global trend — data privacy protection is becoming a priority for individuals, organizations and governments alike. As governments work to take protection of data privacy rights under control, organizations are having to reconsider how they collect, store and process personal...
April 22, 2020 | Ilia Sotnikov

Why New Privacy Regulations Are a Business Enabler, Not an Enemy

Personal information (PI) is the future of business because it helps provide customers with a customized experience that leads them to buy more. However, companies can no longer collect personal data without restraint, given the growing wave of consumer rights advocacy and privacy regulations such...
March 27, 2020 | Earl Follis

Data Privacy vs. Data Security: What Is the Real Difference?

The importance of cybersecurity has been growing exponentially over the last decade. Today, between persistent threats from cyberattacks such as malware and intrusions, accidental or intentional data loss, and data security regulations that impose stiff penalties on companies who ignore their data...
March 11, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

The New York SHIELD Act: Key Provisions

The hottest IT concern today is undoubtedly data privacy. With personal data being exposed in massive breaches, resulting in issues like identity theft, state governments are adopting privacy protection laws, and a federal U.S. privacy bill is also in the works. In particular, the New York...
February 14, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

Student Data Privacy Protection Explained

This summer brought news about yet another student data breach. This time, online education platform K12.com failed to keep one of its databases properly updated, thereby leaving almost 7 million records for 19,000 of students available for anyone to steal from June 23 to July 1, 2019. The exposed...
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