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The State of the Art and the Future of GDPR Compliance Software

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU regulation that became effective on the 25th of May 2018. It imposes a number of obligations on individuals and entities collecting personal data of EU residents, including, but not limited to, (i) implementing appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the security of the collected personal data, (ii) processing the personal data in a lawful manner, (iii) demonstrating their compliance with the GDPR, (iv) concluding data processing agreements with data processors (if any), and (v)...
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Understanding Privacy Risks and Benefits of Skype Communication

Although Skype is considered by many to be a secure and privacy-oriented Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) messenger, privacy activists often warn about the threats to privacy posed by it. If you don't already know, Skype allows us to take part in verbal conversations over the Internet. In 2018, it had about 300 million monthly active users, so needless to say it's still widely used. What Are the Privacy Benefits of Using Skype? Skype initially relied on a peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol allowing users to exchange voice and...
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FinCEN BEC attacks report: Analysis

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is a U.S. government institution responsible for collecting and analyzing financial information with the aim of combating financial crimes. In 2016, FinCEN issued an advisory to financial institutions on business email compromise (BEC) fraud. On the 16th of July 2019, FinCEN updated the 2016 advisory. In this article, we’ll examine the five main points of the updated advisory, namely, (i) the changes in the operational definitions of email compromise fraud, (ii) the inclusion of references to other victims of BEC,...
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Can We Expect a U.S. Federal Consumer Privacy Law?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on the 25th of May 2018. Shortly afterwards, the EU data protection authorities received more than 95,000 complaints from citizens. EU consumers became more willing to transact with EU businesses because they have the legal means to enforce their privacy rights. Thus, the enhanced privacy protection provided by the GDPR benefits both consumers and businesses in the EU. If you would like to read the entire article, please click here....
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How to ensure Windows Server is GDPR-compliant

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an EU law regulating the processing of personal data, came into force on May 25th, 2018. Organizations who breach the GDPR may be subject to fines of up to 20 million euros or 4% of their annual global revenue turnover. Taking into account the importance of the GDPR and the severe sanctions, Microsoft has put forth new efforts to ensure compliance with the new law. According to Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president, Microsoft used the services of more than 1,600 of...
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