How to overcome GDPR compliance challenges

Find out about the top challenges in GDPR compliance and their solutions. As GDPR fines and penalties increase, organizations must prioritize compliance to avoid financial and reputational damage. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) plays a crucial role. Specifically, it concerns security, privacy, and data protection for businesses and IT professionals in Europe. It also applies to other countries with trade conduction with the European Union and the economic zone. GDPR compliance activity – regardless of the location of an…

GDPR: An Issue on the legitimate use of Google Analytics in Austria

An issue has arisen recently on how legitimate Google Analytics is in the European Union, under the GDPR rules. The Austrian Federal Data Protection Authority (DSB) has ruled against Google Analytics, following a complaint from noyb. The complaint alleges that Google Analytics violated the GDPR data protection regulations. Who is noyb Noyb (none of your business) is a non-profit organization based in Vienna, co-founded by lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems. It aims to launch strategic court cases and media…

GDPR: The biggest fines of 2021

The financial penalties for violating the GDPR regulation for 2021 are large and sum to hundreds of millions of euros. The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is one of the toughest privacy and security laws in the world. From May 25, 2018, when it entered into force, the regulation imposes obligations on organizations anywhere in the world. Specifically, these obligations apply to those who target or collect data related to individuals in the EU. The complexity of the GDPR…

National Computer Security Day: How secure is your Organization against worldwide cyber threats?

Every year, on November 30, since 1988, National Computer Security Day is celebrated. Its cause is to raise awareness about information security and keep all critical infrastructures and data protected from any potential threat. Can your Organization celebrate on November 30 the National Computer Security Day? To reply to this question, you have to answer all of the following questions. Are you aware of the worldwide Cyber Threats that may harm your Organization? The most common cyber threats all over…

GDPR & Customer Data Protection: Going Beyond

GDPR & Customer Data Protection: GDPR’s biggest impact may ultimately be its effect on overarching laws to protect customer data. GDPR’s one-year-old story is interesting in and of itself. Therefore, it is perhaps most exciting in terms of what it portends for the future of data privacy. This is also including, companies’ and the U.S. government’s willingness and ability to protect customer data. GDPR is a regulation in the EU law for governing management and egress of personal data for EEA citizens.…

DPO Services

Better safe than sorry! Data protection officer (DPO) The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires a data protection officer (DPO), which is an enterprise security leadership role. Data Protection Officers are responsible for overseeing data protection strategy and implementation to ensure compliance with  GDPR requirements. When the GDPR became effective, the DPO became a mandatory role for all companies that work with EU citizens’ data. DPOs also serve as the point of contact between the company and any Supervisory Authorities…

GDPR Services

GDPR Services f society is currently working for several Organizations to create a GDPR compliance roadmap.  Moreover, f society enables organizations to understand the steps one needs to take in order to ensure GDPR compliance. f society can help its customers prepare for the GDPR. our GDPR services The following phases distinguish the project of preparing an organization, to comply with the GDPR requirements. Identification, Data Mapping & Data Flow Analysis As part of a European Union General Data Protection Regulation…

The reach of GDPR outside of the EU

The adoption of GDPR sparked a debate on whether non-EU companies that don’t process the personal data of EU residents should comply with the regulations or not, even though they are not obliged by law. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of voluntary compliance for non-EU companies. GDPR reach As stated in Art.3, all controllers and processors who manipulate data provided by EU citizens must be compliant. Therefore, some foreign companies must comply with the GDPR if they…

Marketing and GDPR: back to contextual marketing

The EU approved the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2016 and 2 years later in May 2018, it came into effect. Since then, the world of marketing has been facing some issues. In fact, each company needs to review their marketing strategy or they could be facing huge fines for noncompliance. However, how can they change their marketing practices to become compliant? This is where contextual marketing comes into play. Standard Μarketing practices pro GDPR Email marketing, is one…

Data breaches in the context of GDPR

Data breaches are not a new notion, they have been around ever since companies started keeping records. However, their nature changed and they gained public attention with the apparition of digital data. The evolution of Data Breaches Publicly-disclosed data breaches increased in frequency in the 1980s. In the 1990s and early 2000s, public awareness of the potential for data breaches began to rise. In the last years, the increase in the number of data breaches had a rising trend, as…