Tag "GDPR"

Deprioritising GDPR – Is it a Risk Worth Taking?

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation Act comes into force in May 2018. Companies who store or process personal information on European individuals would have had two years to understand the requirements and formulate a strategy for compliance. My experience in working with regulatory affairs people in the pharmaceutical industry is telling me that there are... more

Top 3 Data Security KPIs for 2017

It’s that time of year, publications and social are flooded with numerous articles on 2017 security predictions, trends and priorities. Publications such as eWeek, SC Magazine and Dark Reading have predictions ranging from the obvious to the obscure. I find these articles interesting and entertaining; but I would love to see score cards year-to-year on... more

Data Privacy Implications Under GDPR

First of all, what is GDPR? GDPR is the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation Act, which supersedes the 1995 Data Privacy Protection guideline. It is the Nuclear Option for the citizenry when its data is being used by non-authorized entities against their explicit wishes. As a consequence; automatic, vague opt-ins checked based on hyperlinks... more

GDPR – 3 Months Down, 21 to Go

Since the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) was formally announced as being a regulation from 25th May 2018 onwards, 3 months have passed. So what’s happened in that time? Differing responses to GDPR So depending on which part of the business you’re in, the initial response seemed to have been somewhere between panic and apathy.... more

Public Sector and the Impact of GDPR

From May 2018, the new EU General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) will require all Public Sector organisations to more effectively understand how they manage data on their citizens, contractors and staff. What does GDPR mean for Public Sector agencies? GDPR will introduce a new set of requirements on agencies around managing the privacy of data... more

GDPR: Does Brexit change anything?

The recent UK referendum vote to leave the EU (Brexit) doesn’t change the need for Financial Services institutions to become GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliant by May 2018. Doesn’t ‘Brexit’ change all this for UK Financial Services institutions? In the short term the answer is NO! UK Financial Services institutions are still going to... more

What’s the Cost of a Data Breach in Telecoms?

Now that the European Union has passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) many Communications Service Providers (CSPs) are taking steps to ensure they are ready for the regulations and protected from the risk of a data breach. In general the telecoms industry has been focused on security for a long time but the focus... more

The Rise of the GDPR Data Lake

The new EU data privacy regulation, GDPR (General Data Privacy Regulation), is driving the need for a Data Lake to hold the volumes and types of customer data required to be covered by the regulation. What is GDPR? GDPR is the new EU data privacy regulation that comes into force in May 2018 and requires... more

GDPR – Where to start?

Financial Services institutions are assessing where to start on the road to GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliance. Here are some thoughts about the starting point. In a recent blog article, I set out my view on the journey to addressing GDPR compliance in Financial Services. In this blog, I’m going to examine my view... more