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Secure Data Access and the GDPR

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.

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23 Aug 2017

How Secure Data Exchange Will Let Companies Comply with the GDPR

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:

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16 Aug 2017

Will the GDPR Stifle Digital Innovation?

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?

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02 Aug 2017

Do We Have to Hire a Data Protection Officer? Understanding the Role of the DPO

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:

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12 Jul 2017

3 Ways the General Data Protection Regulation Might Have Been a Whole Lot Worse

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.

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05 Jul 2017

The GDPR Compliance Deadline is Nearly Upon Us—What Does this Mean for Email?

If you aren’t already in the know, GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation . The EU has had a mixed bag in terms of its efforts to regulate Internet privacy—for example, there’s the time they tried to ban people under 16 years old from using social media—but fortunately, the GDPR doesn’t go quite as far as that. Here are its main tenants:
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19 Jun 2017

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