GDPR News Center News for 10-19-2018

10 steps to GDPR compliance: How prepared are you? – IT Governance Blog

The EU General Data Protection Regulation takes effect in less than eight months, so now is a good time to review the steps you’ve taken to achieve compliance and what you still need to do. You can base that review on the Data Protection Commissioner’s compliance checklist, which is summarised here and outlines what organisations need to do before the 25 May 2018 deadline. Everyone else in the organisation responsible for regulatory compliance and data processing will also need to understand their obligations. Data subjects have a number of rights pertaining to the way organisations collect and hold their data. You’re not the only one who needs to know about data subjects’ rights. 

Organisations need to prove that they have a legal ground to process data. Organisations should learn when these grounds can be sought and adjust their data collection policies appropriately. The GDPR states that a data protection officer should oversee an organisation’s data protection strategies and compliance programme. One of the biggest challenges that the GDPR presents to organisations is its data breach notification requirements. Organisations must report data breaches to their supervisory authority within 72 hours of discovery, and provide them with as much detail as possible. 

Organisations should adopt a privacy-by-design approach to data protection. Each presentation covers a different aspect of the Regulation, such as data flow mapping, risk assessments and data protection by design. 

Keywords: [“Data”,”organisation”,”GDPR”]

Canva Help Center

The GDPR is a standardized user data protection framework which operates across Europe and imposes obligations on organizations, like Canva, that handle the personal data of people in the European Economic Area. This page briefly explains what Canva is doing to work towards GDPR compliance. To identify the information that we collect about our users, how we use that information and keep it safe. If you continue to use Canva after we introduce these updates, it means you agree to this new policy. Second, we recognize that it’s important for you to control your information so we are investing in features that will help you to easily manage and access some of your information within Canva. 

We will provide more information on these features as they become available. Third, since we use some third-party suppliers to make Canva available, we are reviewing and negotiating these contracts with a view to ensuring that they comply with applicable laws, including GDPR. Where amendments to these agreements are required we are entering into Data Processing Agreements with our suppliers. Fourth, we recognize that protection of your data involves us so we are improving our internal controls around employee access to data and data security incidents. None of these steps are likely to impact the way you use Canva day to day – you and all our many users will remain free to design anything and publish anywhere! 

Keywords: [“Canva”,”data”,”information”]

Canva Help Center

The GDPR is a standardized user data protection framework which operates across Europe and imposes obligations on organizations, like Canva, that handle the personal data of people in the European Economic Area. This page briefly explains what Canva is doing to work towards GDPR compliance. To identify the information that we collect about our users, how we use that information and keep it safe. If you continue to use Canva after we introduce these updates, it means you agree to this new policy. Second, we recognize that it’s important for you to control your information so we are investing in features that will help you to easily manage and access some of your information within Canva. 

We will provide more information on these features as they become available. Third, since we use some third-party suppliers to make Canva available, we are reviewing and negotiating these contracts with a view to ensuring that they comply with applicable laws, including GDPR. Where amendments to these agreements are required we are entering into Data Processing Agreements with our suppliers. Fourth, we recognize that protection of your data involves us so we are improving our internal controls around employee access to data and data security incidents. None of these steps are likely to impact the way you use Canva day to day – you and all our many users will remain free to design anything and publish anywhere! 

Keywords: [“Canva”,”data”,”information”]

GDPR Compliance Solutions & Services

The primary objectives of the GDPR are to give people more control over their personal data, to help protect personal data from the risk of loss, and to unify regulatory privacy and data requirements within the EU. It is vital that any organization who conducts business in the EU understands the overall design of the GDPR and why preparing their technology and processes now for this new legislation is so critical. Today’s technology is much different than it was 20 years ago. No one could have predicted how the Internet, smartphones and the widespread use of social media applications such as Facebook and Twitter could have global implications. As a Regulation, the GDPR enacts a uniform data security law across the EU. 

Each EU country will no longer need to pass their own legislation for data security; the GDPR will be the guiding law. EU countries can still regulate certain types of data such as health data. If you are currently doing business in the EU, you may already have privacy processes and procedures in place. To ensure that your business is GDPR compliant, it is essential that you review your consent policies and procedures to verify that these meet the new higher standards. PossibleNOW and our sister company, CompliancePoint, can help you determine your preparedness and then recommend appropriate solutions and services. 

Keywords: [“Data”,”GDPR”,”Regulation”]

GDPR News Center News for 08-28-2018


Your personalized guide to readiness is just moments away. With your personalized guide, you will be able to see what critical areas you may still need to address, based on the answers you provide. The report will also save your progress as you complete various steps along the way and serve as a checklist and guide throughout your GDPR journey. Once you access your report, feel free to bookmark the page and return at your convenience to track your progress. About GDPR. 

GDPR aims to harmonize data protection across all 28 EU member states and businesses within the regions. If your organization is active across the EU, understanding and activating initiatives related to GDPR is necessary in order to continue conducting business. 

Keywords: [“GDPR”,”guide”,”across”]

Konica-Minolta – Konica-Minolta

THE BIGGER PICTURE ON GDPR. For us, GDPR isn’t just about being compliant – it’s also about what opportunities it can create for businesses in the future. We understand every business is different, and each one has different needs. That’s why we provide solutions that are tailored for each individual business. It all starts with our free GDPR readiness assessment. 

Request a call back from one of our accredited GDPR Consultants and take the first step towards generating your free GDPR readiness assessment report. Request free readiness assessment YOUR FREE GDPR READINESS ASSESSMENT AWAITS. All you need to do is fill out some information below and one of our accredited GDPR Consultants will call you back within 48hrs. 

Keywords: [“GDPR”,”assessment”,”readiness”]

How will it affect your recruitment? Hireserve

A data mapping exercise is the process of identifying, processing and mapping out the data flows of your organisation. This is a complex process, particularly for organisations with multiple systems and technology platforms in place. Think about the journey your candidates’ data will take, from the moment it enters your organisation. You should also document what information you collect about candidates at each stage of your recruitment process, and document how your organisation(s) use that data. As part of your work towards GDPR compliant processes, you will need to define your organisation’s legal bases for processing candidates’ information. 

You should define and document these legal bases during your data mapping exercise. 

Keywords: [“process”,”data”,”organisation”]

Unprepared for GDPR?

A 2016 independent survey of CIOs at large companies across the globe found that two-thirds of enterprises risk failure to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The EU General Data Protection Regulation was adopted in April 2016 to unify previously fragmented mandates across EU jurisdictions regarding how enterprises use, manage and delete customers’ Personally Identifiable Information. All enterprises in the EU, the US and elsewhere that capture PII relating to EU citizens must comply with its provisions by May 2018. Any failure to comply with GDPR exposes enterprises to fines of as much as €20 million or 4% of global turnover- whichever is higher. Learn the challenges and implications of non-compliance. 

Keywords: [“enterprises”,”comply”,”Regulation”]

Home GDPR Superheroes

This hands-on workshop will help you understand the implications of GDPR for your organization, bust some myths, provide you with an implementation plan, and give you some practical steps toward GDPR compliance in 3 areas: 1. Process – which processes are affected and how to quickly implement them in your organization 2. Data – building a sustainable data inventory and categorizing Personal Data fields 3. Org – how to set up and manage your customer consents and allowable communications for the Salesforce platform with the new Data Privacy Manager app Join Stephan Garcia from GDPR Superheroes and Richard Parker, Elements. Cloud founder for this invaluable 90 minutes that will kickstart your Salesforce GDPR compliance. 

Keywords: [“Data”,”GDPR”,”Salesforce”]


The main focus of GDPR will be to protect the personal data of all individuals residing within the EU, irrespective of where the company holding the data is based, and includes rules around holding, processing, profiling, maintaining and deleting that data to name a few. In 1998 the Data Protection Act was introduced by UK Parliament as the main piece of legislation to govern the processing of data on identifiable living people. Technology has evolved so much since the act was enforced, that this law is now significantly out of date and does not protect the individual as originally intended. The General Data Protection Regulation under EU law, which was adopted on 27th April 2016 and will apply from 25th May 2018. 

Keywords: [“data”,”law”,”Act”]

The UK’s Leading GDPR Event

The GDPR Summit aims to provide an actionable, practical roadmap for organisations to continue their drive to achieve ongoing GDPR compliance and gain a strategic advantage over competitors. Part of the UK’s leading GDPR event series, supported by Henley Business School’sGDPR Transition Programme, the Summit brings together an unrivalled selection of the UK’s leading data protection experts and practitioners. Described as high impact, content rich and jargon-free; over 40 expert speakers will be on-hand throughout the conference to enrich your GDPR journey: – discuss best practice approaches. Understand the latest guidance on global data transfers. Identify the latest software to manage data for GDPR.. 

Keywords: [“GDPR”,”data”,”latest”]

Working toward GDPR compliance

Compliance doesn’t have to be a scary word – even when facing the multifaceted challenges of meeting the European Union’s May 2018 deadline for its General Data Protection Regulation. SAS conducted a global GDPR survey among 340 business executives from multiple industries. Based on the results of that survey, this e-book delves into the biggest opportunities and challenges organizations face on the road to GDPR compliance. How to get started on the best path to compliance, based on advice from industry experts. How to turn this compliance challenge into a competitive advantage. 

How your peers are preparing across a variety of industries. An end-to-end approach that can help guide your journey to GDPR compliance. 

Keywords: [“Compliance”,”How”,”industry”]

GDPR News Center News for 08-21-2018

WordPress GDPR Compliance plugin

May 7th, 2018: v1.3 is out! Enabling your visitors to request access to their data and deleting it if they wish to do so. GDPR is a European privacy regulation allowing visitors more direct control over their personal data. Signing up for a newsletter for example or leaving a comment on a site means your email address and possibly your IP are both stored for future reference. Under GDPR visitors can at any time request access to their stored personal data. 

Ask for an export of all that data or for it all to be deleted. To start off with all functionality needed we integrated with several external plugins, as of v1.3: Contact Form 7, Gravity Forms, WooCommerce and WordPress Comments. Making it easy to add a consent checkbox and to keep a consent log. Adding checkboxes to supported plugins for explicit visitor consent. ‘Right to access’ through encrypted audit logs. ‘Right to be forgotten’ by anonymising user data. We’ll continue to give you increasingly more tools to comply with privacy regulations. 

Check out our development roadmap to find out when we’ll support your favourite plugin. 

Keywords: [“data”,”visitor”,”GDPR”]

Data Protection/EU GDPR Compliance

The EU General Data Protection Regulation will supersede all EU member states’ current national data protection laws based on the 1995 Data Protection Directive on 25 May 2018. Non-compliant organisations face considerably greater penalties under the Regulation than under current data protection laws – up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20 million. Data subjects will have the right to seek judicial remedies against data controllers and processors, as well as the right to obtain compensation for damages occurring as a result of GDPR breaches. If you’re undertaking a GDPR compliance project, IT Governance can provide everything you need. An ISO 27001-compliant ISMS should be the starting point for all organisations seeking to demonstrate that they have implemented these measures. 

We’ve been helping organisations implement ISO 27001 for over a decade, and have led more than 400 certifications to date. What’s more, we offer a 100% guarantee of successful certification. Here are a few ways we can help meet your GDPR compliance needs. 

Keywords: [“Data”,”Protection”,”GDPR”]

Marketing Data and GDPR Compliance cartoon

I just returned from a two week book tour with marketers in the UK and Norway. If there was one topic that overshadowed most marketing conversations, it was GDPR. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation is the sweeping new EU regulation on marketing data that will impact any company that offers goods or services to EU residents or tracks them for analytics or advertising purposes. The regulation goes into affect in May 2018 and penalties are severe. While the awareness is lower outside of Europe, GDPR has massive implications worldwide. 

One study by Veritas Technologies said that 47% of global organizations have doubts they’ll meet the compliance deadline and 20% fear that GDPR could put them out of business. Another study reported that GDPR will make 75% of UK marketing data obsolete. Order Now GDPR fundamentally transforms how companies have to handle personal data. As GDPR awareness leads to panic and eventually to action, it will be interesting to see the impact on marketing and working with personal data in 2018. 

Keywords: [“Data”,”marketers”,”GDPR”]

GDPR Assessment Programme

The General Data Protection Regulation becomes enforceable on the 25th May 2018 and will have a profound impact on the way your organisation handles its customer and other personal data. Fines for data breaches will be increased massively up to 4% of global turnover. Organisations must not delay with many needing to change business processes and technical systems to be able to meet and demonstrate compliance. Ensure you are ready before your competitors and benefit from increased trust with your customers and new commercial opportunities. The GDPR RADAR from DQM GRC is a unique assessment of your organisation that will score your current readiness against the new regulations, help you understand where you need to improve and develop a bespoke programme to get your organisation to where you need to be. 

Not only will GDPR RADAR be the fastest and most efficient way to get compliant but leading business insurance firm QBE will offer up to a 25% reduction on their Cyber Insurance policy to our GDPR RADAR customers. 

Keywords: [“organisation”,”RADAR”,”GDPR”]

gdpr-compliance – Make WordPress Core

These tools will help site owners comply with the GDPR and other privacy laws and requirements. The site owners are able to select an existing page or create a new one. Core will also contain text that the site owners can use to create their policies. II. Create guidelines for plugins on how to get GDPR compliant. 

III. Add tools to core to facilitate compliance, and privacy in general. There are several plugins that are implementing similar tools. It would be great if the plugin authors participate/contribute to core to include the base tools, so we don’t double the efforts. These tools will require a confirmation of the email of the person that requests an action, see #43443. 

To export all personal data stored on the site, see #43438, #43440, #43547, #43547. Couple of tasks can be performed in core without additional tools. Having a specialized tools will enable plugins to hook into the performed actions and do their share. IV. Add documentation/help for site owners on how to use these tools. 

Keywords: [“site”,”tools”,”owner”]

GDPR News Center News for 08-20-2018

GDPR documents list

Mark Lee FCA is a strategic adviser to sole practitioner accountants who want more success but don’t like the pushy and salesy advice they get elsewhere. He does not claim to be an expert on GDPR but he has produced a list of the key documents we will all need to prepare to evidence that we are taking the law seriously – even if we are simply sole practitioners with no staff and no marketing email lists. The list is taken from a practical guide that Mark was commissioned to produce for ICPA. That guide is also now available free of charge to Mark’s contacts too. If you want a copy of the list and the practical guide simply complete the form below. 

This will also opt you into allowing Mark to email you occasionally and to receiving Mark’s weekly email containing tips, tricks and advice for accountants in practice. You can opt out of these by un-ticking the boxes below. NB: This approach is currently permissible but will be outlawed by GDPR as of 25 May 2018. After that date you will need to specifically opt-in to receive such further emails. This is just one of the many changes being introduced by GDPR.. 

Keywords: [“Mark”,”email”,”list”]

GDPR For Governors

The Essential Guide to GDPR for School Governors is here for you. If you attended the training event at Walsall College on 15th February 2018, then you will have been given an overview of the GDPR regulations and the next steps. As promised, I enclose below the information and documents referred to in the session. As the process develops we will keep you informed of changes and additional things which emerge between now and the end of May 2018. This should be given to all Governors, so that they understand the concept and the broad issues. 

A More detailed overview of GDPR. For those who love the detail and for your GDPR Governor link. Make sure that you go through this with the member of staff designated to be the person responsible for GDPR. https://docs. This has been checked and approved by lawyers, and is passed to you on that basis. 

Be sure that its not just a cut and paste exercise and that you make sure that you embed and check the processes that are described here, so that they can be seen working. Remember that this is legislation that you need to comply with and not some paper exercise. 

Keywords: [“GDPR”,”sure”,”Governor”]

GDPR Resource Center

SolarWinds® MSP has made data security central to its business since its inception. Risk Intelligence can scan any network and help to assess the personally identifiable information located throughout the network. This can be particularly helpful for data-mapping exercises and prioritizing your security efforts. With the threat of ransomware and cyberattacks, businesses can’t afford to lose individuals’ data. SolarWinds® Backup is designed to provide fast backup, rapid recovery, and secure storage, all via a hybrid cloud architecture. 

Mail Assure™ provides strong email security and encryption to help you manage this channel. It includes an email archive, so you always have access to customers’ emails in the event you need to answer a request. SolarWinds RMM gives you the tools you need to run your IT operation in a single web-based dashboard. It includes integrated risk intelligence, like antivirus, web protection and content filtering, mail protection, user permission controls, logs, and hybrid cloud backup and recovery. We have remote monitoring and management available both via SaaS or on-premises delivery. 

Keywords: [“SolarWinds”,”security”,”email”]

General Data Protection Regulation

The changes that GDPR will bring will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 as the primary piece of legislation on data protection, and the UK government has confirmed that the decision to leave the EU will not affect the commencement of these changes. The UK Data Protection Bill will update and modernise data protection law in the UK in line with the GDPR. With stronger emphasis on accountability, transparency and with the issue of fines and charities’ reputations on the line, it is essential that GDPR is on the agenda and that senior managers as well are aware of their responsibilities as data controllers. Data protection covers everyone about whom you keep personal data. The law requires organisations to comply with eight principles for data protection. 

Every organisation should have a written policy and procedure that is specific to their own context about how they handle personal data and enact the privacy principles. Online Learning offer: NICVA has partnered with Legal-Island to offer its member organisations cost-effective online training on the General Data Protection Regulation. 

Keywords: [“Data”,”Protection”,”organisation”]

Willows Consulting Ireland

The data controller is ultimately responsible for the protection of personal data they store. GDPR covers all and only personal data held in your organisation and with your 3rd party data processors. There are instances where Data Controllers can be held personally responsible for data breaches. Personal information being passed or coming into the possession of an unauthorised data processor or subprocessor. Passing of personal data to into a non GDPR compliant country. 

Passing of personal data to a third party without the knowledge of the data subject. Do not create more personal data while performing the request. Withdrawal of permission to process personal data after an ecommerce transaction. Flag the data in your databases as not to be used in marketing reports or data mining. Notify the Subject that you have received their request and flagged their data to be excluded from further data processing. 

Request for personal data in a portable transferable format. Depending on the scale and type of breach the Data Commissioners office may stop you from processing data until they investigate the breach further. 

Keywords: [“data”,”personal”,”information”]

GDPR News Center News for 08-19-2018

Become completely GDPR compliant

Providing Best PracticesWe will share our expertise in protecting your data, adopting privacy principles, and complying with many complex international regulations. We will also communicate to you all information we gather from any respective Data Protection Authority or other organization. It’s important to note that GDPR compliance is ultimately a shared responsibility. In order to appropriately adopt the legislative requirements, you must understand the obligations your business faces. For more details, see Using Act-On to Manage Consent for the GDPR. 

Contractual CommitmentsAct-On requires all vendors we do business with to be contractually compliant with the GDPR. We also provide our customers with standard data protection clauses if requested. Account Provisioning All European based clients are provisioned in our European data centers ensuring your account remains within the EU. Privacy ShieldAct-On Software complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. 

We are committed to subjecting all personal data received from European Union member countries to the Framework’s applicable Principles. 

Keywords: [“data”,”European”,”GDPR”]

Eversheds International

We can’t find the page you were looking for. You might have been taken to this page for a number of reasons. If you followed a link from another website, or used a bookmark, the page may have been moved to a new location. Die von Ihnen aufgerufene Seite kann leider nicht gefunden werden. Dies kann verschiedene Gründe haben:Wenn Sie die Webadresse selbst eingegeben haben, überprüfen Sie bitte die richtige Schreibweise. 

Wenn Sie über einen Link einer anderen Website auf diese Seite gelangt sind oder ein Lesezeichen verwendet haben, kann es sein, dass die Seite auf eine neue Adresse umgezogen ist. Hemos rediseñado nuestra página web hace poco. Si ha seguido un enlace desde otra página web o utilizado un marcador, es posible que la página haya cambiado de sitio. Désolés, mais la page demandée n’a pu être trouvée. Vous avez pu être redirigé vers cette page pour plusieurs raisons. 

Si vous avez saisi l’adresse du site internet, veuillez vérifier qu’elle a été correctement orthographiée. Si vous avez suivi un lien partir d’un autre site internet, ou si vous avez eu recours un signet, il est possible que la page ait été déplacée. 

Keywords: [“page”,”página”,”Die”]

IEEE Policy on GDPR

IEEE understands that, in an increasingly data-driven world, keeping personal data private is becoming more difficult. Most importantly, we care about you and respect and value your time. IEEE wants to ensure that we provide to you the tools necessary to perform your IEEE responsibilities in a compliant and efficient way. A new regulation called the General Data Protection Regulation takes effect on 25 May 2018 and is expected to have far-reaching impact on how business will be conducted worldwide. For IEEE volunteers, the current process of collecting personal data and emailing on behalf of IEEE will change and impact your day-to-day IEEE volunteer activities. 

A new process for collecting and using personal data will be communicated. For IEEE members, IEEE respects your privacy and wants to honor the way that you wish to receive communications. Our goal is to continue to provide our members with valuable IEEE updates, information on new products and services, and opportunities in a way that best fits each member. You will be asked to provide consent for us to continue to share the communications you value and may already receive. 

Keywords: [“IEEE”,”data”,”member”]

Getting ready for the GDPR

Recognising that existing data protection laws were insufficient to manage how data is being governed in today’s digital world – the EU drafted a comprehensive new set of regulations, the General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into effect on 25th May 2018. The GDPR includes several new and increased obligations that all organisations holding EU citizen data will need to adhere to. It focuses heavily on protecting individuals and their data through greater transparency and trust. At Experian, we believe the GDPR presents a positive opportunity to improve the way you organise and process your data; increasing the value you get from it and reinforcing customer-centric business practices that are essential in our data-driven age. Despite the publicity surrounding GDPR, many surveys – including our own – show that a significant proportion of businesses do not know what to do to get ready for the GDPR, or haven’t started yet. 

To help you prepare for the GDPR we have designed four packages, that can be taken separately or collectively, to help you manage elements required by the GDPR to thrive in our data-driven economy. 

Keywords: [“GDPR”,”data”,”help”]


Orrick’s GDPR Team is pleased to provide your organisation with our GDPR Readiness Assessment Tool to help you evaluate your organisation’s current state of compliance with the GDPR. Click on the button below to begin the questionnaire. You may need input from different stakeholders within your organisation to help answer some questions. You can also click on the Answer Summary button at any time which allows you to view all of the responses you have provided. Your responses will automatically be saved when you click the Finish button in the questionnaire. 

You can submit your responses for review or you can download your responses to finish filling out the questionnaire at a later date. After submitting your responses you can download a report setting out your organisation’s readiness for the GDPR along with a copy of your responses. To learn more about Orrick’s data protection practice, please visit our Web site. You can also read Orrick’s latest thought leadership on data protection, regulatory compliance and cybersecurity matters on our blog Trust Anchor. Upload answers from a previous unsubmitted questionnaire. 

Keywords: [“responses”,”questionnaire”,”organisation”]

GDPR News Center News for 08-16-2018


This regulation broadens the privacy rights that EU individuals have over how their personal data is collected, processed and maintained. MaxCDN is committed to support our customers in meeting their obligations under the GDPR, through our role as a vendor and GDPR compliant data processor. As our customers maintain their compliance with applicable GDPR regulations, they can do so with the knowledge that for vendor compliance, MaxCDN will be a supportive business partner. Data Processing AddendumOne of your requirements may be to have a Data Processing Addendum for each of your vendors. We have taken the mystique out of that and post it here for our customers. 

We have an easy to use data processing agreement for existing customers. If you have determined that you are a controller under the terms of the GDPR and need a written personal data processing agreement with us, follow this link. You can sign electronically, and a confirmation copy will be provided to you. Privacy Settings and RequestsMaxCDN provides information about our data privacy policies, including how we use cookies, in the Privacy section of this website. We also provide tools on this website that allow users to control privacy preferences for certain aspects of using this site or interacting with MaxCDN, such as for cookies and marketing. 

Keywords: [“data”,”processed”,”privacy”]

Helping the UK’s SME businesses work towards GDPR compliance

GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation and will replace the current Data Protection Act. It was introduced by the EU in May 2016 with a two-year transition period and comes into force on May 25 2018 and even though we are leaving the EU, the GDPR will remain. The aim of the GDPR is to unify data protection law within the European Union and to update outdated national data protection law. The UK’s DPA was last updated in 1998 and was not designed to cope with all the new data that has been generated by our current technology. Any entity that handles personal data, whether it belongs to customers OR staff, will be subject to the GDPR. 

Realistically, anyone currently subject to the DPA will also be subject to the GDPR. Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation. The GDPR is about the rights individuals have over their personal data rather than a set of rules for businesses to follow. It gives individuals more control over the personal data a company holds about them and what these companies can do with it. With the key principle of transparency running through the GDPR, companies need to demonstrate how and why they have personal information, what they will do with it, how long they will keep it, and provide individuals with a number of other rights. 

Keywords: [“Data”,”GDPR”,”Protection”]

ARMA International

This is a shift from the regulations that have been in place for the past 20 years, which put the responsibility on individual countries. Now, as a collective group, the EU is implementing changes that will have a broader impact. The EU countries have been preparing for years for these new regulations, and if your company operates in an EU country, stores data in an EU location, sell goods to EU residents, or even has customers who have access to your data when traveling through an EU country, you will be impacted by this change. While some companies are taking a wait-and-see approach, many are actively preparing for these changes. At ARMA Live! 2017, IBM’s Richard Hogg, CITP, and a strategic solutions provider for ARMA, spoke to conference attendees about preparing their organizations. 

Assess: Determine the data that will be impacted by GDPR regulations. Design: Plan the path you will take to meet there updated regulations. Transform: Develop a privacy compliance program and hire or appoint a data protection officer. Operate: Implement an ongoing inspection of your data and security. Conform: Follow the regulations and prepare for audits. 

If a data breach is to occur, be prepared to inform regulators. To learn more about GDPR and what you need to do to be prepared, visit IBM’s GDPR website. 

Keywords: [“data”,”regulations”,”prepare”]

GDPR Summit »

The GDPR Summit is being held on 30th May 2018 in the RDS, Dublin is a deep dive one-day event that will focus on the likely impact GDPR will have for anyone who handles data. This event will provide business with a a framework to keep your Organization GDPR Compliant. GDPR poses numerous challenges for businesses and will require a complete review of policies and procedures, contracts, processing activities and IT to assess compliance. Compliance with GDPR can also be a business opportunity for organisations who get it right to present themselves as trusted, responsible and ethical. Businesss and consumers understand that they need to share some of their data with third party organisations but they rightly expect that information to be kept safe and for organisations to be transparent about its use. 

The GDPR will apply in Ireland from 25th May 2018, when the Regulation comes into effect across the EU. This practical day looks at the key changes to data protection law that will apply under the GDPR, and provides guidance on what organisations should do now in order to prepare. Attend this invaluable day to discover how the new rules will affect your organisation and what steps you need to take now. To book your FREE place at the event Organisers Sponsors Media Partners. 

Keywords: [“GDPR”,”organisation”,”data”]

GDPR News Center News for 08-03-2018

A guide for the perplexed

For a data engineer, the first four chapters are of most relevance. If you decide what the purpose of the data and the means by which it is processed then you are probably the controller. The regulation makes specific provision for special categories of data. A Data Subject could ask your organisation to present their data to your competitor and you would be legally obliged to do this. General obligations Article 24 & 25 say that whatever safeguards, technical or organisational, to protect personal data must be put in a way that is by design & default. 

Article 35 says that when processing is likely to result in high risk we have to carry out a data impact assessment that takes into account the scope, context and purpose of activity. Article 30 makes it plain that a catalogue of processes must be maintained, who is responsible for them and the categories of personal data processed. In certain circumstances an organisation may have to appoint a data protection officer. The core function of the organisation is bulk processing of special categories of data such as forensic information. The regulation makes clear that the Data Protection Officer cannot be instructed or coerced by the Data Controller or Data Processor in the execution of their duties. 

Chapter 5 deals with transfer of data to countries and organisations outside of the EU. Chapter 6 describes the posers and responsibiltiies of official/supervisory authorities. If an organisation has to gain explicit permission to use someones data then t.hose organisations that treat their customers with respect and demonstrate their trustworthiness are likely to be the winners from GDPR.. 

Keywords: [“data”,”organisation”,”Chapter”]

Will GDPR Make Machine Learning Illegal?

Some of the articles of GDPR can interpreted as requiring explanation of the decision made by a machine learning algorithm, when it is applied to a human subject. Global explanation: how a Machine Learning algorithm works and Local explanation: what factors contributed to a particular decision impacting a specific person. There are already some algorithms like LIME: Local Interpretable Model-Agnostic Explanations, which can explain the predictions of any machine learning classifier. On the other hand, enough such explanations could allow a decision boundary to be reverse-engineered and allow potential evil doers to game the system. Also her opinion was that Article 15 implies a more general form of oversight, rather than a right to an explanation of a particular decision. 

So a right to explanation in GDPR is not legally binding, but can be offered voluntary. It has been widely and repeatedly claimed that a ‘right to explanation’ of all decisions made by automated or artificially intelligent algorithmic systems will be legally mandated by the new regulation. Such a right would enable people to ask how a specific decision was reached. For more details, listen to a podcast with Sandra Wachter on Algorithms, Explanations, and the GDPR. However, Sandra’s opinion that there is no right to explanation in GDPR is not fully shared by other experts. 

Rew D. Selbst and Julia Powles write in Meaningful information and the right to explanation,. There is no single, neat statutory provision labelled the ‘right to explanation’ in Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation. This is a right to explanation, whether one uses the phrase or not. 

Keywords: [“explanation”,”Right”,”GDPR”]

EU GDPR – IT Governance Blog

The EU General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect next month, and states that organisations must adopt appropriate policies, procedures and processes to protect the personal data they hold. Noncompliance can result in fines of up to €20 million or 4% of an organisation’s global. A data flow map should be one of the first things your organisation produces as you prepare for the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Although the EU General Data Protection Regulation deadline is only three weeks away, many organisations are still struggling to fill the cyber security skills gap and ensure that they are compliant. General Data Protection Regulation compliance should be a priority and high on every organisation’s agenda with less than two months until the regulation comes into effect on 25 May 2018. 

You may have read scaremongering articles about the high fines associated with the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation. Fines of up to €20 million or 4% of annual global turnover for certain infractions against the new regulation has left. The EU General Data Protection Regulation will soon be in effect, but many organisations are still working towards compliance. One part of the Regulation tripping people up is Article 32: Security of processing. The new EU General Data Protection Regulation confirms that privacy must be designed by default into the processing of personal data. 

Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, aggrieved data subjects can sue firms for failing to secure their personal data properly. New statistics from the Information Commissioner’s Office showed that there was a 173% increase in data security. 

Keywords: [“Data”,”Regulation”,”General”]

PSD2 and GDPR Forum

At first glance, these seem like two different regulations, with some crossover, as both the regulations have similar features. According to legal experts these two regulations are set on a collision course as they are also conflicting with each other and could create confusion among banks and other entities. On one hand PSD2 is focussed on driving competition between the payment providers by opening up their APIs allowing Third Party Providers on other hand GDPR aims to strengthen and consolidate data protection for all individuals by giving them more control of their personal data. While PSD2 is promoting data sharing, the GDPR is endorsing data privacy. PSD2 promotes competition as it favours non-bank financial service providers. 

There seems to be lack of clarity on what constitutes sensitive payment data which can create challenges for interpretation and implementation leading to increased risk of non-compliance. Since PSD2 does not name any penalties for non-compliance and GDPR non-compliance can lead to maximum penalty of 4% of annual global turnover. This can lead some banks to give GDPR compliance greater priority over PSD2. At Kinfos – we have recognised there is significent in understanding, expectations, what is actually allowed and how GDPR can impact the actual implementation of PSD2 therefore we are hosting Europe’s first ever combined forum on PSD2 and GDPR with an aim to clear such clouds and work towards finding an possible solutions to navigate through conflicting regulations. Join us at this unique initiative to get in-depth insights from some of the best speakers on PSD2 and GDPR. 

Warm welcome! 

Keywords: [“PSD2″,”GDPR”,”regulations”]

GDPR News Center News for 07-27-2018

GDPR Privacy Policy

The main focus of the General Data Protection Regulation is the protection of personal data and digital privacy. Unify the current data protection privacy laws throughout the EU, and. While the Data Protection Directive only applied to data controllers, the GDPR now applies to data processors as well. Data controllers must now conduct Data Privacy Impact Assessments and add more thorough methods of obtaining consent for collecting data. Data processors will have to start keeping written records, increasing security measures to protect data and notify data controllers of any breaches that occur with the data. 

In some instances you may be required to appoint a Data Protection Officer to oversee your data security strategy and GDPR compliance. Find more information here to help you determine if you need a DPO. The GDPR requires that users are provided with thorough information about how their personal data is processed. The data controller will likely be your business, unless your business operates as a data processor for other companies. A Privacy Notice is a short, concise yet informative notice that lets a user know why you’re collecting data. 

It’s easy to see how a short Privacy Notice at the point of data collection can help users be informed of your data collection practices in a concise, clear and easy-to-understand way. This section covers accessing data, correcting it, deleting it, objecting to it being collected, declining to provide it and other rights users have under the GDPR. Another important part of the GDPR is that businesses cannot retain data beyond a reasonable time. Add Privacy Notices in places where you’re asking for consent to collect data to help users understand what they’re consenting to. 

Keywords: [“Data”,”information”,”GDPR”]

GDPR Regulations and Requirements

The General Data Protection Regulation is a legislation aimed at protecting the personal data of European Union citizens. The GDPR applies to any company doing business with EU data subjects. Simply put, if an organization offers goods or services, maintains offices, or operates a website in the EU, the GDPR likely applies. Depending on the severity of the infraction, non-compliance can result in formidable consequences, including fines up to €20m or four percent of your organization’s global annual revenue-whichever is greater. LogRhythm’s GDPR Compliance Module provides you with a consolidated framework to help ensure your organization is compliant. 

LogRhythm’s GDPR Compliance Module addresses 16 technology-focused GDPR Articles – making it easier for you to meet and exceed regulations. You’ll realize immediate benefits from pre-built content, including rules and alerts, investigations, and reports. LogRhythm’s Compliance Module is included free of charge for LogRhythm Threat Lifecycle Management platform customers. GeoIP Configurations: Enrich log data with geographic context to help identify when data may be entering your environment from an EU member country and facilitate the application of regulatory requirements. Machine Data Intelligence Fabric: Process and enrich diverse data sources and streams to achieve enterprise-wide visibility and enable effective analytics. 

Risk Based Prioritization: Every event is assigned a risk, threat, and confidence score, ensuring your security team can accurately identify and prioritize true threats. With the LogRhythm GDPR Compliance Module, you’ll be better able to protect your organization’s personal data-ultimately avoiding fines, a damaged reputation, and loss of customer confidence. 

Keywords: [“Data”,”GDPR”,”LogRhythm”]

Designed to strengthen data protection and privacy for individuals within the European Union, it will have an impact on all organisations that collect data. GDPR gives EU citizens the right to know the details of any personal data you hold about them and how that data is processed and used. If you hold data about anyone, they can now ask for that data to be passed to another organisation. Some organisations have kept serious data breaches secret for months in order to protect them from bad publicity and other unwanted consequences. Under GDPR, any data you hold about an individual must be accurate. 

If you hold data about political affiliations, whether that is their membership of a particular party or just a political opinion gathered on a survey, it needs protection under the GDPR. Greater security demands on business. From May, organisations will be required to implement reasonable data protection measures to protect EU citizens’ personal data and privacy by design. GDPR extends beyond the EU. GDPR is designed to protect the data and privacy of EU citizens. 

The UK’s Data Protection Act was passed in 1984, 11 years before the EU got around to issuing its Data Protection Directive in 1995. The size of the fines which can be given to organisations that do not comply with GDPR is an indication of how determined the EU is to tackle issues with data protection and data privacy. The issue of transferring data to countries or organisations with less adequate data protection should be a major concern for any company that has a website. Private data is secured using mod security rules and fool-proof physical, electronic and managerial procedures, and we backup shared servers to avoid data loss in case of disasters. 

Keywords: [“data”,”GDPR”,”organisation”]

GDPR News Center News for 07-24-2018


General Data Protection Regulation compliance comes into effect in a matter of days now and though many businesses are aware of the law and what it requires, only 10% of people polled in a recent survey conducted by Restore said they have the right measures in place for handling paper records. Of course, that doesn’t necessarily take into account all the digital data held on computers, laptops, servers, and mobile devices. Making sure we handle data professionally, securely and strictly in line with current and future protection regulations is the cornerstone of all our businesses, so we have a lot of experience and insights to give in ways to suit you. Speak to our team of knowledgeable, approachable business consultants and digital specialists who will help you understand the impact of the incoming GDPR legislation on your organisation through a GDPR readiness assessment. Get your organisation ready for GDPR changes with our GDPR Brochure. 

Covering paper and digital records, as well as the need for the compliant, secure destruction of both, our brochure will help you understand what’s needed, whether the changes apply to your organisation and highlights 13 key areas to look at in depth. We know that paper records represent a significant GDPR compliance risk. Data subjects have the right to report organisations who hold their data and they believe have infringed their rights to the supervisory authority, the ICO being the one in the U.K or take legal action through the courts to recover material OR non material damages. They do not have to prove any impact, such as reputational damage. The cost of non-compliance could be as high as £20 million or 4% of global turnover. 

Take the first step towards your GDPR readiness assessment by contacting us on 03300 376 323 or website. 

Keywords: [“GDPR”,”Data”,”organisation”]

How will the GDPR impact open source communities?

This new regulation by the European Union will impact how organizations need to protect personal data on a global scale. The General Data Protection Regulation was approved by the EU Parliament on April 14, 2016, and will be enforced beginning May 25, 2018. The aim of the GDPR is to protect the personal data of individuals in the EU in an increasingly data-driven world. The GDPR applies to all organizations processing the personal data of data subjects residing in the European Union, irrelevant to its location. The GDPR brings many changes, strengthening data protection and privacy of EU persons, compared to the previous Directive. 

EU persons get expanded rights by the GDPR. One of them is the right to ask an organization if, where and which personal data is processed. Upon request, they should also be provided with a copy of this data, free of charge, and in an electronic format if this data subject asks for it. It will need to have specific features such as obtaining and storing consent, extracting data and providing a copy in electronic format to a data subject, and finally the means to erase specific data about a data subject. Under the GDPR, a data breach occurs whenever personal data is taken or stolen without the authorization of the data subject. 

Once discovered, you should notify your affected community members within 72 hours unless the personal data breach is unlikely to result in a risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons. As an organization, you will become responsible for keeping a register which will include detailed descriptions of all procedures, purposes etc for which you process personal data. I have covered some of the parts of the regulation that could be of impact to an open source community, raising awareness about the GDPR and its impact. 

Keywords: [“data”,”GDPR”,”community”]

The clock is ticking: Is your business ready for GDPR compliance?

Whether you are a small business that sells customized T-shirts online, operate a digitally powered startup service offering SEO and digital marketing consultancy, or are a giant in the cloud-based service industry – your world is about to change because of the need for GDPR compliance. GDPR is a consolidated set of rules and regulations around data privacy laws, and applicable to all members of European Union – and to any business or individual that exchanges data electronically with an EU citizen. The deadline for GDPR compliance is getting near: It’s May 25, 2018. If you haven’t come up with a GDPR compliance plan yet, you’d better get started. GDPR compliance: ‘The right to be forgotten’. 

Most organizations are mistaken when it comes to GDPR tenets related to the responsibility of data privacy and security. A key requirement of GDPR is that organizations need to implement strong practices to make sure that former employees are not able to access their systems. In the Veritas survey we talked about, a group of respondents claimed that their organizations were already in GDPR compliance. The survey revealed that only 2 percent of the surveyed organizations were actually in a state of GDPR compliance. All these are deep pitfalls that any enterprise will find difficult to navigate as it tries to reach the safe side of GDPR. 

To fare better, make sure you start engaging consultancy services that can objectively evaluate your business’ true GDPR readiness. Veritas’ research revealed that firms are forecasting investment of $1.4 million at an average to ramp up security practices for being GDPR ready. GDPR compliance is going to be a regulatory reality sooner than you think, so now’s the time to take stock and do whatever is necessary to hit the May 25 deadline. 

Keywords: [“GDPR”,”data”,”organization”]

GDPR News Center News for 07-23-2018

8 Ways EU GDPR Differs From the EU Data Protection Directive

On May 24th, 2018, the EU Data Protection Directive will be updated for the first time since 1995. Under the current directive, each of the 28 countries developed their own interpretation of what constituted personal data. The EU GDPR enforces a strict and broad definition of personal data, referring to any information that could be used, on its own or in conjunction with other data, to identify an individual. Organisations will have to disclose the intended use and duration of storage of the data acquired, and re-solicit permissions each time a new use of the data is proposed. EU citizens will have to explicitly opt in to the storage, use, and management of their personal data, and will have the right to access, amend, or request the deletion of, their personal data. 

The EU GDPR requires organisations to report data breaches to the individuals whose data was lost, and to a supervisory authority within 72 hours. The regulation defines data controllers as organisations who acquire EU citizens’ data, and data processors as organisations who may manage, modify, store, or analyse that data on behalf of or in conjunction with the controllers. This means If an organisation outsources data entry or analysis to a third party, or processes data on behalf of another organisation, both parties are liable. Under the EU GDPR, organisations are required to actively track how and where data are stored and used through the supply chain. Any organisation directly involved with the processing of data, or with more than 250 employees must also appoint a Data Protection Officer. 

Organisations based outside of the EU must comply if they handle, store, manage, or process EU citizens’ personal data. Any companies in the world who sell to European companies, or received data from EU citizens, for example will be affected. 

Keywords: [“Data”,”organisation”,”regulation”]

GDPR Compliance Checklist

Learn about GDPR. Most people will know something about the GDPR. The basics are that the GDPR replaces the Data Protective Directive. The GDPR also gives individuals greater control over how their data is used. Any company processing the data of people living in the EU must comply with the new regulation. 

This level of awareness and training is required as part of a company’s compliance with the GDPR. Carry out an audit of data held. Once a company knows what is required to comply with the GDPR, it needs to carry out an audit of the personal data it’s currently holding. The GDPR stipulates that data should only be used for the purpose for which it was originally acquired. Companies need to identify any high risk data or activities. 

Once GDPR is introduced, it will be mandatory for all data breaches to be reported within seventy two hours. When the GDPR becomes a reality, any company or organisation that monitors personal data on a large scale must engage the services of a DPO, either internally, or via an external provider. Every company needs to be able to prove that it’s compliant, should it be audited by the relevant DPA. Companies can only prove that they are compliant if everything they do, with regards to data management and protection, is documented, and if they can prove that a checking regime is in place. From then it’s a case of auditing current data and practices, and making sure that any data currently held complies with the GDPR. 

Companies also need to have processes and procedures in place to ensure that ongoing data collection and management complies with what the GDPR stipulates. Although companies should do everything possible to ensure the security of data, they should also be prepared to report data breaches within 72 hours. 

Keywords: [“Data”,”company”,”GDPR”]

What the GDPR Means to Social Media Marketers

That’s the penalty for failing to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, the EU’s new data privacy law. So if you are a business with customers in the EU, the GDPR will be applicable to you when you are handling personal data of your EU customers. Greater trust: Your customers will know what data of theirs is collected and how it will be used. Improved marketing experience: With stricter regulation on the use of personal data for marketing and advertising, consumers will likely have a better experience while surfing the internet. More privacy: Businesses are required to collect and process only personal data that are necessary for each specific purpose and implement measures to protect personal data. 

More security of their personal data: With stricter rules on collection and processing of personal data, there would likely be fewer data breaches such as the recent incidents. This is because most organic social media activities such as posting content and engaging fans do not collect personal data from people who view or engage with it. You would not want to export or scrape contact details from your social media followers or groups as that is personal data. Under the GDPR, if you want to use your customers’ data or track their behavior for advertising, you must obtain the legal basis to do so. You have to state what data will be collected and how it will be used. 

Several social media advertising features use customer data that you upload, collect personal data, or track behavior on your site. There have also been some changes to lead form ads on Facebook and LinkedIn to help you stay in compliant with the GDPR. As you would be collecting data through lead forms, you’ll need to state how the data will be processed and establish a legal basis for processing the data. 

Keywords: [“Data”,”personal”,”GDPR”]