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B.J. Mendelson discusses the Facebook antics, GDPR, and what people can do to protect their privacy now and moving into the future in his presentation at the campus of George Mason University in Virginia.
Why is there always some information security or privacy pros who insist on proclaiming that user awareness and training is a waste of time and money?
With high-profile scandals and the seemingly daily buzz of breaches, scams and exploits, it’s more and more obvious that the data points that make up your online profiles are a hot commodity. Time for the citizenry to take back their personal data and bring back responsibility into the ecosystem.
In the past few months the amount of talk, advice, debates, and claims about the EU GDPR which goes into effect May 25, has escalated to a fever pitch. And there is the rub. Most organizations do not know really know or understand what “personal data,” the GDPR term, is as it applies to their organization.
Corporations and governments have access to more of your personal information than ever. Just existing in the digital world leaves a footprint that can be used to track and market to you with, and more commonly, without your permission. But all is not lost in the fight for personal privacy.
7 notified Sears, Best Buy, Delta, and other clients using their platform, about a data breach six months after the breach occurred. What should service providers and organizations that contract these third parties be doing better to protect their customers' privacy and personal data?
Do we need to protect the privacy of the deceased? Let’s look at the two kingpins of privacy regulation mentioned earlier – HIPAA and GDPR. We then take a brief view at a few of the literally hundreds of other personal information protection laws with regard to if and how they relate to the protection of the deceased.
Every business that collects data will have the Insights, Prediction, Action dilemma it confronts. And for that we need a regulatory framework to set boundaries. Am I allowed to dream on? Let’s not wait for regulations. An industry sponsored consortium putting consumer rights and privacy front and center.
Individuals, business leaders, and all other types of organization leaders need to improve their ransomware protections to protect their personal data, preserve privacy, and maintain access to their other data. What are some of the simple steps to avoid being a ransomware victim?
Cybersecurity and AI has dominated the recently concluded WEF at Davos. Yet, there is still a lot more to be done in terms of close and constant cooperation between the pioneering private organizations and the forward thinking governments. Simple right? Easier said than done.