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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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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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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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What benefits and opportunities does data minimisation hold for businesses?

Feb 19, 2020 12:54:25 PM / by PrivacyPerfect posted in EU, GDPR Compliance, Data Privacy, Data Breach, GDPR For Tech Companies, gdpr, gdpr2020, data minimisation

Back when the GDPR was still within the adaptation phase, data-driven organisations and public bodies that process personal data on a large scale found the new obligation of data minimisation to be a rather vague obstacle. The GDPR states that personal data shall be adequate, relevant, and not excessive in relation to the purpose or purposes for which they are processed, but this concept still often poses challenges for some firms. At the same time, data driven organisations continue to process and gather personal data on a large scale, where data minimisation could prove that ‘bigger’ might not necessarily always mean ‘better’: after over a year since the EU privacy regulation’s enforcement, we have now learned that data minimisation actually holds several benefits for organisations that decide to embed it into their practices. Before we start looking into what data minimisation can look like in practice, let’s take a look into what this concept entails exactly according to the GDPR. 

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Data Breaches: The Business Risk of the Decade

Jan 23, 2020 4:00:00 PM / by The Trust Bridge posted in EU, Data Privacy, Data Protection, GDPR Fines, Data Breach, gdpr, gdpr2020

Working across the information space in both the private, not for profit and the public sector, The Trust Bridge Senior Consultant, Carol Tullo, has seen the ecosystem of data policy expand and collide with the world of information rights. Carol states that “So many of us operating in this field have balanced the advantages of the open flow of data with the tensions in the safety and compliance safeguards that we expect, be it as individuals, family units or businesses” The access, storage and tracking of personal data has changed our worlds. Protecting our data and our individual profiles is what data protection is all about. This is not new.  

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A Christmas Story: GDPR Compliance

Dec 18, 2019 1:26:30 PM / by PrivacyPerfect posted in EU, GDPR Compliance, Compliance, GDPR Software, Data Breach, Data Security, Data Assessment, gdpr 2019

This is the story of one cold December for Jamie, and his data conscious filled adventure. He started the month with his Christmas shopping, all the discounts and all the best offers about - he grabbed them all, without a hint of any doubt. From the latest headphones, to pants, a new pair of white sneakers, and even some living room plants. He realised one important thing, after all that almost effortless buying, he’d not just been spending money here and there, he’d been giving his data - with almost nothing to spare.

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Could Personal Data be the New Cost for Health Progression?

Sep 13, 2019 12:16:39 PM / by PrivacyPerfect posted in USA, EU, GDPR Compliance, US, Data Privacy, Data Protection, Processing, Data Processing, Data Breach, Data Security, Personal Data, Data Controlling, Data Consent, GDPR Predictions, hubspot, gdpr 2019, Europe, Britain

The age old question we ask ourselves on what we receive, is to what we have to give up in order to have it. Will data become the new aspect we give up in order for tech in the health field progress? With new ways to help improve the lives of millions of people who potentially can be at their most vulnerable, personal data continues to be of major importance in health progression. At the same time, it begs the question: what will happen if business and ethics clash as a result of bettering healthcare?   

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Back in the urban jungle - Latest data privacy happenings (3/3)

Sep 6, 2019 10:51:17 AM / by PrivacyPerfect posted in EU, GDPR Compliance, US, Data Privacy, Data Protection, Data Breach, Personal Data, GDPR For Tech Companies, Data Consent, Cookie, Cookies, Facial Recognition, gdpr, gdpr 2019, Europe, Twitter, Netherlands, Britain, Germany, Facebook, Windows, Microsoft

Consent banners are still flawed, dating apps discovered to expose your exact and real time location to anybody, and the UK’s ICO gives adtech an ultimatum. While you were catching up on your missed calls and emails, the privacy world was in constant movement. In this blog, we will have a look at the last two weeks of August.

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Flying back home - Catch up on data privacy happenings on your flight back home (2/3)

Aug 29, 2019 2:06:59 PM / by PrivacyPerfect posted in USA, EU, Data Privacy, Data Protection, Compliance, Data Breach, Data Security, Personal Data, Data Controlling, Data Consent, Consent, Cookies, gdpr, Europe, DPA, Brexit, Twitter, Instagram, FaceApp, Hyp3r, Netherlands, Britain, Germany, Facebook, Libra, Cryptocurrency, FashionID, Boris Johnson, DUO, Windows, Microsoft

New cookie guidance, joint controllership status due to social media plugins, and tech companies spying on you through their digital assistants - they might be listening when you ask Google or Siri for the route back home from France. The weeks from the 20th of July to the 10th of August were hectic. Instead of going through piles of news around data privacy from the summer months, get quickly caught up by looking at a summary of the most important happenings in this short blog post, the second of a three piece series, focusing on the last two summer months. 

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Say goodbye to mojitos on the beach, welcome back to work: Catch up on data privacy happenings (1/3)

Aug 16, 2019 11:33:29 AM / by PrivacyPerfect posted in Data Protection, Data Breach, GDPR Summary, gdpr 2019

From mega-fines, a hearing in the case that might rock international data transfers, to thousands of apps and browser extensions spying on consumers - whether you were relaxing on a beach or kicking it in the Alps, you missed a lot. Instead of going through piles of news around data privacy from the summer months, get quickly caught up by looking at a summary of the most important happenings in this short blog post, the first of a three piece series, focusing on the last two summer months. 

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