logo
June 18, 2020 | Mike Tierney

Does GDPR Apply to US Companies?

In May of 2018, the European Union enacted one of the world’s strictest set of rules for personal data protection. The formal name of this legislation is the General Data Protection Regulation, but it is more commonly known as the GDPR. The GDPR regulates all personal data, which is defined as...
June 18, 2020 | Jeff Melnick

Guide to the GDPR for Small Business

Is your organization compliant with the GDPR? Does it need to be? Too many small businesses in the United States don’t know the answer to those questions. It’s understandable, especially considering that the GDPR is a European law. Plenty of US businesses assume that they don’t need to...
July 3, 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...
June 18, 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...
July 3, 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...
June 22, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

Data Security in Healthcare: Key HIPAA Requirements and Threats to Know About

Every organization, regardless of market sector or business size, must secure its data to minimize data leakage and other security incidents.  The importance of data security in healthcare is compounded by the need to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)....
June 18, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

GDPR Fines Issued So Far: Key Takeaways

The GDPR at a glance It has been a year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect, following years of discussion about data security fit for the digital age. One of the most stringent regulations to date, the GDPR applies to every business or public body that collects,...
September 30, 2019 | Brian Johnson

Top 3 Audit Challenges and How to Overcome Them

No matter what role you play in the audit process, the experience can be painful. If you’re an external consultant, you have to work with clients who have limited budgets and high expectations. And if you’re an internal IT/security auditor, you might have to wade through a sea of internal...
June 18, 2020 | Ilia Sotnikov

CCPA vs GDPR: What GDPR-Ready Companies Need to Know about the CCPA

As a response to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal and the overall upsurge in personal data breaches, California passed a new data protection and data privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Although the CCPA does not become...
June 18, 2020 | Matt Middleton-Leal

Compliance Rush: Five Mistakes that Can Screw Your Company

In April 2018, shortly before the GDPR came into force, IDC reported that only 29% of small businesses and 41% of midsize businesses in Europe had taken steps to prepare for the regulation. Now the GDPR has been around for some months, but many organizations are still struggling to meet their...
Show more articles
...