The bottom line, I think, is that (regardless of GDPR and its jurisdiction) a mutable company can’t afford to have a breakdown of trust with its customers and other stakeholders – as Facebook is discovering. GDPR may simply be a catalyst for bringing data-related trust issues to the surface.
May 2018 sees the enforcement of GDPR. How you ensure that you’re compliant is potentially messy depending on your role and intent. Data that you think is not subject to GDPR may in fact be so.
Hacking is in the news nearly every day and people constantly reach out to ask me if their information is safe. Are they at risk? What can they do to be more protected? Should they get a VPN or use Tor?
The best thing to do is to start simply. Begin with your passwords. Do you have good passwords on your accounts?
Over the past 6 months, social media and the Internet have been inundated with GDPR-related material. Law firms, consultancies – large and small – and even tech firms have all jumped on what they perceive to be a lucrative band wagon. And indeed, the regulation has the potential to be a catalyst to drive real action around security and privacy. But at the same time, it is key to put things in perspective and look beyond a few very simplistic clichés.
“You have a memory like an elephant,” is truly a compliment. Researchers document all kinds of remarkable examples of the recall power of elephants, and this is credited with their...