8 key trends from Verizon data report Governments have woken up to the potential that GDPR presents to move money out of private businesses and into the government Treasury pot – so much easier than trying to make the internet giants pay taxes. Facebook, which carelessly shared the data of up to 87 million Facebook users with Cambridge Analytica, has already been fined a fairly insignificant £500,000 by the UK government. Now the US regulators have approved a … [Read more...] about BA and Marriott smarting from data penalties
One year on from GDPR It’s the anniversary of the GDPR European data rules this week and as expected it is the right to access personal information – and have it deleted if they wish – that is causing the most problems. A year after the GDPR came into effect, a new study suggests many UK businesses are struggling to process requests from customers. Of 37 businesses evaluated, primarily large financial services organizations, utilities and telcos, around a third (12) were … [Read more...] about Access to personal information still causing problems
Big guys suffer major fines with warnings of more to come France fines Google €400m for GDPR breaches; Mastercard fined £504m by Europe for competition breach;It was a subject of much debate in certain circles as to which country in Europe would be the first to hit Google with a GDPR action. In the end it was France that was chosen to enter the history books because although Google's European headquarters is in Ireland, it was decided among the various … [Read more...] about Big guys suffer major fines with warnings of more to come
Positive predictions - hooray!Technology industry will be OKNo GDPR 4% fines expected in 2019Brexit will get sortedReality check: hacking will continue What a great way to start the new year. Semafone, a provider of data security and compliance solutions for contact centres, takes an optimistic view of the outlook for the technology industry in 2019 and we like his predictions so much we have published them in full. CEO Tim Critchley, global solutions director Ben Rafferty … [Read more...] about Positive predictions – hooray!
Every cloud has a silver lining: Taking a positive view on GDPRReport says people getting more confident about sharing data … [Read more...] about Every cloud has a silver lining: Taking a positive view on GDPR
GDPR phishing warningEmails pose as consent-seeking requests from major companies … [Read more...] about GDPR phishing warning
Google says it is GDPR readyFirm under fire for attempting to ’shield’ itself from new data rules … [Read more...] about Google says it is GDPR ready
Nearly half companies to miss GDPR deadlineEU and US firms fall behind compliance schedule … [Read more...] about Nearly half companies to miss GDPR deadline
Sainsbury’s says no need to reconsult with customers for GDPR permissionThe GDPR conundrum: To reconsult with customers or not? Wide range of opinion on requirements from loyalty programmes. Sainsbury’s says it will not reconsult. John Norrie of Tranxactor says it is essential. Full coverage of what we know about GDPR so far…... … [Read more...] about Sainsbury’s says no need to reconsult with customers for GDPR permission
GDPR – Burden or Benefit?Are companies putting GDPR in place so they can avoid huge potential fines, or will the new regulation help them to do more with personal data by building a personal sense of trust with their customers? Mandeep Sandhu, head of compliance at Carbon Black, outlines the GDPR challenges, why we need it, the transition journey, and when organisations will move from meeting its requirements to embracing the potential of GDPR. … [Read more...] about GDPR – Burden or Benefit?