Category: Governance

GDPR

What law is going to catch you with your pants down? (or why you NOW need to understand GDPR as an EU business)

If you’re not sure what the GDPR is or how it will affect your business, now’s the time to start paying attention. This is all about company’s legal liability to protect data they hold on staff, customers and in fact anyone where personal details are stored and the impact (fines £) that are going to ensure if you don’t!

So this encompasses cloud, on premise, IOT and mobile, no matter where you store data, if it meets the criteria of personally identifiable and relevant information then you need to comply. Ignorance will not be an excuse and in fact will put you in a far worse position. Better you can demonstrate your diligence of action and how you have tried to mitigate any risk as a defence. It is good practise to be able to demonstrate that you have attended training, acted on the process recommended from it and tried to do the right thing and you have a far better chance of being treated leniently and worked with rather than against it should the worst happen.

The UK’s answer for Identity Governance and Admin

Quocirca is always pleased to see innovation from the UK IT sector and, over the years, IT security has produced many successful companies, often eventually acquired by US giants. Quocirca’s...

Data

Why EU data protection will still apply to post-Brexit UK

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is expected to come in to force for EU member states in early 2018. It could be some time later that year that the UK finally severs its links with the EU. So for UK citizens will the GDPR be a short-lived regulation that can largely be ignored? The answer is no and the reasons fairly obvious; they are commercial, legal and moral.

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Data

Soft Skills are vital for Data Governance Success

One of the interesting things that I have noticed is that most people think data governance is a technical or analytical subject, but in reality the majority of Data Governance activities are undertaken by business users. I have discovered the most successful Data Governance schemes are run as change management initiatives, led and supported by individuals with well developed soft skills.

A positive impact of the EU Safe Harbor issue

It’s said that there’s no such thing as bad publicity, and with the recent EU-USA Safe Harbor saga, this is definitely the case. It has got a lot of media attention and has caused a lot or people to panic. However, now that it’s headline news, people are sitting-up and taking notice of where their data actually is.

How to Capture Customer Data Without Losing Trust

Organizations such as Spotify and the City of New York’s Transportation Department have recently found themselves defending their intentions behind collecting customer data. As firms seek to use customer insights...

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