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    How can your organisation recover after a personal data breach?

    Apr 30, 2020 1:00:00 PM / by PrivacyPerfect posted in EU, Data Breach, DPO, Data Protection Officer, Data Controlling, Reputation, gdpr, gdpr2020

    Since the enforcement of the GDPR approximately two years ago, over 160,000 breaches have been reported from across the EU. In the Netherlands alone, almost 27,000 data breaches were reported in 2019 - a 29% increase compared to the year before. Personal data breaches happen both due to external threats and internal security incidents, and both are on the rise. Given these figures and the large amount of personal data collected by organisations, even if the necessary safeguards are in place, the odds of a data breach happening within your organisation is quite high. So, what if a personal data breach does happen, how can you make sure that your organisation recovers from it quickly and well?

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    GDPR Easy Read: How crucial is it to gain a complete overview of company data for cutting down unnecessary costs?

    Apr 24, 2020 9:59:14 AM / by PrivacyPerfect posted in GDPR Easy Read

    Organisations worldwide are collecting an abundance of personal data. With the various opportunities and benefits of making sure that data is optimised, more businesses are moving to data-driven practices. However, as more data is being collected, businesses are also facing unnecessary additional costs and risks.

    Research has revealed that businesses in numerous sectors are collecting large amounts of redundant data and spending large amounts just to manage it. By the end of 2020, this total cost is predicted to reach an immense amount. Not only is the growing amounts of data costing companies, but it's also putting them at risks for potential data breaches. 

    So why is "de-cluttering" and gaining a complete overview of your company data so crucial? 

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    Debunking 5 common GDPR myths

    Apr 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by PrivacyPerfect posted in Data Breach, Personal Data, Data Consent, Consent, gdpr, gdpr2020

    Even two years after the enforcement of the GDPR, a lot of misconception and speculation surrounds the EU privacy regulation still. While most of us know one thing or the other about the GDPR, only a few have extensive knowledge on it, and what it means exactly in practice. In this blog post, we take a look at five common myths of the GDPR and set the record straight.

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    GDPR Easy Read: Is data privacy a key selling point for brands?

    Apr 17, 2020 9:53:14 AM / by PrivacyPerfect posted in GDPR Easy Read

    As more and more organisations like yours move to gain the benefits of a data-driven way of doing business, consumers have further grown to be more critical over their personal data. Ever since the enforcement of the GDPR, consumers are especially more interested in just how their personal data is being used.

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    An Easter story: GDPR compliance

    Apr 16, 2020 9:51:25 AM / by PrivacyPerfect

    It was Easter Friday, all sunny and bright. Jamie was inside working on projects, making sure everything was right. He’d crossed all the boxes and ticked all the spaces, but to his surprise he found some Easter eggs under his desk, of all places. He opened it up and found his favourite chocolates from hazelnut, vanilla, and to crunchy. What he also noticed was a list of the things to consider for his company’s next plans, in regards to data privacy.

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    Guidance on the GDPR for higher educational institutes

    Apr 15, 2020 3:31:00 PM / by PrivacyPerfect

    Educational institutions collect vast amounts of personal data from students and staff. Generally, this data falls in the category of regular personal data, such as names, email addresses, and physical addresses. On the other hand, sensitive personal data, such as health information, financial information, legal guardianship contact details, disciplinary records, are also often required. Given the huge quantity and high sensitivity of personal data collected, compliance with the GDPR will have to be a very conscious investment for higher educational institutions, both in terms of time, resources, and tooling. Below is everything you need to know about how the GDPR affects higher education institutions specifically, and how these organisations can start off towards compliance.

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    Why internal data breaches happen and how to reduce the risk of one

    Apr 9, 2020 9:46:32 AM / by PrivacyPerfect posted in EU, Data Protection, Data Breach, Data Security, Personal Data, gdpr2020

    While the news media today is often reporting on security incidents and data breaches that happen due to external threats such as cyberattacks, internal data breaches can pose just as big of a risk for organisations. As it’s common practice that several internal stakeholders hold access to various personal data handled by their organisation, the risk of a potential internal incident is quite high. So, how can you reduce the risks? 

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    How to gain C-level support for your compliance efforts

    Apr 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by PrivacyPerfect posted in DPO, Data Protection Officer, GDPR Controller, Reputation under GDPR, GDPR Reputation, gdpr2020, data minimisation

    The role of the Data Protection Officer (DPO), is one that’s often met with mounting pressure and increasing challenges due to the complexity of regulations, a huge amount of workload, and dependency of support of other departments. The GDPR also emphasises on the importance of the role the DPO has in major business decisions, since these need to be aligned with the regulation and  organisation’s data protection strategy, in order to maintain compliance. With so much going on, getting the right tools, resources, and support from top-levels is absolutely essential for this role. At the same time, DPOs are often faced with reluctance, and are sometimes struggling to gain additional support from C-level management. In this blog post, we provide tangible advice on getting this support.

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    GDPR Easy Read: Are CISOs facing even more challenges?

    Mar 31, 2020 3:13:51 PM / by PrivacyPerfect posted in EU, GDPR Compliance, Data Privacy, Data Protection, ciso, GDPR Easy Read

    As a Chief Information Security Officer, you hold a vital role in protecting your organisation's most valuable data as well as their reputation. With experts suggesting the numbers of cyberattacks and data breaches to increase in the upcoming years, your role as a CISO could prove even more decisive. Recent reports have suggested that in the ever-growing pressure CISOs are met with, many are bridging cybersecurity and data privacy together.

    This includes keeping up with the EU's GDPR and the numerous obligations it provides. As you continue to establish your organisation's visions, strategies and programs to ensure information assets are properly protected, how are you bridging data privacy compliance with cybersecurity? 

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    Are you a Non-EU company? Eight things to know about the obligation to appoint an EU (GDPR) representative

    Mar 26, 2020 4:21:34 PM / by Privacy Minders

    A significant part of non-EU Companies (controllers and processors) established outside the EU to which EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) extends its applicability, may still be unaware that in addition to their obligation to comply with the GDPR, they must also appoint an EU Representative. It is of the outmost importance that the obligation to appoint an EU Representative receives the required attention, as failing to do so is itself a straightforward violation of GDPR. The concept of the Representative was introduced with the aim of facilitating the liaison with and ensuring effective enforcement of the GDPR against non-EU companies that need to comply with GDPR.

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