Showing Posts In "Data Protection and Privacy" Category

Data Exposure by Vendor Leads to Two Million Dollar NERC Penalty for Utility

A public filing by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) on Feb. 28 reported that an unidentified electric utility agreed to pay a $2.7 million penalty to resolve violations of the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) reliability standards related to the exposure of the sensitive data. The violations of the case stemmed from improper data […]

Pulling Fraud Out of the Shadows: Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey 2018

The PwCs 2018 Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey has found that only 49% of global organisations said they had been a victim of fraud and economic crime. In reality, though, too few companies are fully aware of the fraud risks they face. Companies who focus on removing siloes in functions like compliance, ethics, risk […]

An AI That Reads Privacy Policies So That You Dont Have To

A group of academics has proposed a way to make reading and understanding privacy policies a bit easier. An artificial intelligence (AI) called Polisis (privacy policy analysis) has been released by researchers at Switzerlands Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne (EPFL), the University of Wisconsin and the University of Michigan. The new website and browser […]

Joint Press Statement from Secretary Ross and Commissioner Jourova on the Privacy Shield Review

Officials from across the United States government, the European Commission and the European Union (EU) data protection authorities recently met to conduct the first annual review of the EU-U.S Privacy Shield framework. The review examined commercial and national security-related matters, as well as broader U.S. legal developments. Since its establishment in 2016, more than 2,400 […]

As Privacy Shield Interest Increases, Organizations Await Review Results

The first annual review of the Privacy Shield framework was held this month. A marked increase in organizations saying they are already using or intend to use the Privacy Shield framework has been noted. The review revealed a 10% increase, up from just 34%, saying they will transfer personal data from the European Union (EU) […]

GDPR Awareness: 1 in 5 Businesses Claim a Fine Wouldn’t Bother Them

Trend Micro has revealed through a recent survey that C-suite executives are not as serious about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as they should be. The GDPR will take effect in May 2018 and the study has found that about 67 percent of businesses are unaware of the extent of GDPR fines, such as […]

The Intersection of US Litigation and EU Data Privacy Laws

Companies with operations in the European Union (EU) have been finding that the scope of discovery in litigation in the United States is in conflict with their obligations under laws implementing the EU Data Privacy Directive. In fact, most U.S. courts have found that the country’s interest in ensuring the disclosure of all relevant information […]

Beware of Fake Puerto Rican Birth Certificates

State employees in Massachusetts recently were busted for selling drivers’ licenses and state identification cards to illegal immigrants who bought Puerto Rican documents on the black market. The operation perpetuated voter fraud because some of the false identities and addresses were used to vote in Boston. While the number of false identities and addresses is […]

Opening Clause and GDPR: It Might Not Be as Easy as We Thought

The complexity surrounding the upcoming implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is based upon “opening clauses,” which permit a Member State to modify the provisions of the Article in which the clause resides. In other words, the Member State may introduce a more restrictive application of the GDPR obligation via local legislation. This […]


The Argentinian Data Protection Authority has approved Data Protection Standards for Ibero-American States.  The Standards  seek  to  address  the  lack  of harmonization  in  Ibero-American  states  regarding  data  protection  by  issuing  a  series  of  principles  and common rights to serve as a framework for the adoption and development of legislation in the region. The  Standards  provide  […]

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