#Privacy: German GDPR watchdog fines ISP & hosting company €9.55m

Germany’s Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI) has fined 1&1 Telecommunications for GDPR infringement.  On Monday, 1&1 was fined €9.55 million ($10.6m) for failing to implement “adequate technical and organisational measures (TOMs)” to protect customer data from any unauthorised access.  Due to the insufficient TOMs, callers were able to obtain information […]

#Privacy: Realising the threat of phishing and the impact it has under GDPR

By Lecio De Paula, data privacy director at KnowBe4 The GDPR has been in effect since May 25, 2018, which has sparked international organisations into a compliance frenzy. Data protection authorities have reported that the amount of reported data breaches has increased significantly. In regard to data protection law, not all data breaches need to […]

#Privacy: New compliance API will help CCPA and GDPR compliance

Intelligence solutions company, ZoomInfo has announced the release of its Compliance API, created to help ZoomInfo customers understand the personal data they possess and more accurately respond to consumer requests under GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the forthcoming CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act), as well as electronic communication laws. With integration available across all of the industry’s leading sales and […]

#Privacy: Negotiating the shifting landscapes of data protection in the GDPR era

With the advent of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and scandals like Cambridge Analytica, data privacy has entered the mainstream conversation, resulting in new laws and regulations that have major business implications for digital publishers. Post-GDPR publishers have seen issues around data collection and processing grow as a result. This new regulatory reality […]

#Privacy: Financial group automates privacy and GDPR compliance with OneTrust

OneTrust, the largest and most widely used privacy, security and third-party risk software, today announced Provident Financial Group, a leading supplier of personal credit products, selected OneTrust to streamline and automate their data management operations to more efficiently manage privacy operations across the UK. Currently, Provident uses OneTrust’s Data Mapping, Assessment Automation (PIA/DPIA), Vendor Risk Management and Subject […]

#Privacy: Data intelligence firm’s drive to boost GDPR and CCPA compliance

 ZoomInfo, a leader in go-to-market (GTM) intelligence solutions, has announced the release of its Compliance API, created to help ZoomInfo customers understand the personal data they possess and more accurately respond to consumer requests under GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the forthcoming CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act), as well as electronic communication laws. The API further demonstrates commitment […]

#Privacy: Should the US adopt its own version of the GDPR?

Andy Barratt, UK managing director at cybersecurity consultancy Coalfire, critques the United States’ current approach to data protection and asks if it should be following in Europe’s footsteps with a single, nationwide regulation.    By all accounts, 2018 was a landmark year for data control and privacy. More than one billion people were affected by data breaches and the beginning of […]