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…

Data Protection Officers (DPO) pivital for European Union’s GDPR

On 14th of April 2016, the EU adopted the General Data Protection Regulation GDPR, replacing the1995 Data Protection Directive. The new regulation came into force on the 25th of May 2018, giving companies a two-year grace period to fully comply. Among the numerous critical requirements, the need for appointing a Data Protection Officer (DPO) has been one of the key factors.