Did you ever have a Google Plus account? Neither did we, but a few people did, and most of their information just got leaked in a bug that affected 500,000 people. As a result, the search giant has shut their social media experiment down. Gone doesn’t mean forgotten however, and it turns out that even though Google Plus has been deleted, Google itself has been facing scrutiny about what led to the bug that finally killed it.
We’ve been talking about the levels of panic in U.S. boardrooms over the big, scary GDPR, which is now here and has been ruling data privacy with an iron fist all summer.
After several years in the making and a tidal wave of press coverage, the long-awaited EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) finally came into force on May 25. And we’re all still here. But even if you still haven’t got your compliance house in order, it’s not too late.
Last week the biggest change to Europe’s privacy laws in almost a generation came into force. Depending on your organization it very well might require a major new approach to data protection — even if you’re located outside the EU.
At the time of this writing, the GDPR is about two weeks away. That’s a very short time when it comes to preparing for a new compliance regime, and we hope that most of you reading this have completed your preparations already. If not… well, there’s still time to prepare.
Unless something happens between now and May 2018, the largest fine assessed for negligent cyber-protection in the EU prior to the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have gone to a company called TalkTalk.
Over the past couple of weeks, we've talked a great deal about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will take hold in the European Union next May. We've spoken about:
In general, more regulation is a good thing. Regulation is what's given us life-improving innovations like the 8-hour workday, and the weekend. It's given us child labor laws, fair wages, cleaner air and water, and healthier food. There's no denying that regulation is, in general, a good thing—but will the GDPR specifically improve our lives, or could it stifle digital innovation?
The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming up in less than a year, and many of its requirements are not quite clear. A good example of this is the responsibility for companies to hire a Data Protection Officer. This may engender a few questions, such as: