Did California Just Lead the Charge Toward GDPR in the U.S.?

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In a conversation with a lawyer a few months ago, the comment was made that the US has already implemented GDPR. This is not necessarily true. The US has created some privacy regulations, but just small bits of it in each state; collectively similar to GDPR, but no one jurisdiction is anything like GDPR. However, a new regulation out of California could have just started the snowball rolling down the hill…

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[GDPR Infographic] Consumer Data Wars: A Balance Between Data Accessibility and Control

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Not so long ago…in a galaxy not too far away, Digital Transformation and IoT emerged. This resulted in consumer’s data becoming much more accessible, increasing business growth. However data accessibility must be balanced with control to protect consumer’s privacy, and build brand value.

GDPR has now arrived to help enable both business growth and protect consumer data. With a looming May 2018 deadline and steep fines that represent 4% of total revenue, this is a battle you must win. Take a look at the “Consumer Data Wars” infographic below to learn how to build a framework and operating approach which addresses various stakeholder needs and meets the requirements of the auditor.  

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Think GDPR Doesn’t Apply to You?  Think Again.

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The following article was published on Forbes.com on November 29, 2017.

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GDPR: 6 Critical Success Factors for Achieving Audit Resilience

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Compliance activities for organizations are often driven from the legal or risk groups. The initial focus is on management’s position and actions required to be compliant; generally this starts with the creation of policies. This makes sense as policies are a reflection of management’s intent and provide guidance on how to put strategic thinking into action. The legal teams provide legal interpretation and direction with respect to risk. This is also incorporated into the policies.So, what happens next as your organization addresses challenges around ensuring effective implementation and subsequent operational oversight of policies required for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance?

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How to Open Your Own GDPR Kitchen

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Over the last year, I have had the pleasure of participating in hundreds of conversations on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  From these conversations, I’ve gotten an understanding of the struggles organizations are trying to solve when it comes to the 99 new GDPR regulations. The big challenge is that the EU has remained relatively silent on what processes, applications, methodologies and procedures should be applied in order for an auditor to walk away satisfied.   As a result, there’s a debate over what organizations need to do in order to be compliant and capable.  The EU regulators seem to prefer to see what the market will produce and will go from there.  In other words, they do not really know what to expect and they’re leaving it in our hands to cultivate an appropriate solution.

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Forrester Report: 4 Consumer Privacy Mandates You Need to Focus on Before the GDPR Deadline

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As you may know, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) puts a spotlight on the already sensitive issues of consumer data and privacy.  While many of us have been focused on data security and privacy to earn consumer’s trust, the GDPR now adds new privacy mandates and related penalties (fines) for noncompliance.

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Can GDPR Monetize your Organization?

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In order to monetize your organization’s data, start with a financial plan that considers the cost of inaction.  For an example of what inaction might look like, let’s use General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as an example.

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10 Things to Know to Plan for and Survive a GDPR Audit

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Imagine, for a moment, you arrive home from your vacation and find your house has been broken into and that thieves have absconded with your personal property (including that irreplaceable plastic elephant lamp you got in India with the golden tusks that turn the light on and off).

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4 Tips for Getting Started with Evolving Your Privacy Regulation Compliance Posture

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In a recent discussion with a large corporation on the topic of how to tackle privacy regulation compliance, the compliance officer made the comment, “This is a lot of work!”  Clearly the officer was feeling a bit overwhelmed by the task at hand. You see, compliance officers are not typically in the business of enterprise data management.  However, they are asked to oversee the governance associated with data and activities that exists across the organization, as well as outside the organization.

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Will the Privacy Shield Protect You?

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Managing Personal Data in a Fluid Regulatory Environment

Privacy and personal data have been a hot topic recently with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) just over one year away and impacting essentially all of our customers in one form or another. On top of that the course being established by the new administration has created a level of uncertainty as to how regulations will be enforced – or not. The recent move to halt the implementation of the Federal Communications Commission’s rule: "Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunication Services," 81 Fed. Reg. 87274; is sure to unsettle regulators in other countries. They have to be asking, can the information belonging to their citizens be safe if it handled by a US company?

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