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. The UK telecom firm had received warnings that two of its web applications were vulnerable to cyberattack, ignored those warnings, and then 157,000 of its customers had their data stolen.
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:
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming, and every commentator says that it represents a huge upheaval in the world of information privacy. They say that, but there have been other occasions where the European Union's Information Commissioner Office has put out some regulations that made barely a ripple. Worse, some proposals have been outright ludicrous, and had they been enacted the foundations of the Internet may have crumpled.