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Six in 10 US employees clueless about GDPR – survey

Jan 11 by Filip Truta

Just months before the EU General Data Protection Regulation takes effect globally, more than half of US-based employees in various industries have never heard of the upcoming regulation, according to a survey by adaptive training experts at MediaPro.

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Connected care industry seen growing to €6 billion by 2022; GDPR to bring challenges

Dec 19 by Luana Pascu

We’re on the verge of a complete transformation of healthcare, as traditional telecare is about to be dethroned by connected care, according to a research report from Berg Insight. As telecare applications and devices collect and store large amounts of data concerning patients’ health, physical location and daily movement, companies in this segment will have to deal with the challenges of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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California healthcare provider gets $2 million penalty for leaking 50,000 patient records

Nov 24 by Filip Truta

Not-for-profit Cottage Health System has agreed to pay the state of California $2 million for suffering multiple data breaches between 2013 and 2015. Taking a leaf from the EU’s playbook, the state of California is demanding that the healthcare institution appoint a Chief Privacy Officer – the equivalent of a Data Protection Officer stipulated by European law.

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New law to compel US businesses to inform users of data breaches

Oct 26 by Filip Truta

The United States Congress plans to introduce a bill that would push companies to report a breach within 30 days of its occurrence, or else. The law echoes similar efforts in the European Union, which aims to enforce similar regulations next year.

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Businesses using GDPR as catalyst to enhance cyber risk management

Oct 17 by Filip Truta

A survey of 1,300 senior executives at companies doing business in the EU reveals that the most-prepared firms are using the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as a catalyst to up their game in cyber risk management.

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US businesses invest more in GDPR readiness than UK counterparts; many haven’t even started implementation

Oct 03 by Filip Truta

Despite drafting new legislation to stay on par with the GDPR following Brexit, the United Kingdom is lagging behind the United States in investing to comply with the EU’s looming new data protection law. Both countries, though, are equally unprepared for GDPR, new data shows.

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Most global organizations don’t fully understand the consequences of not complying with GDPR

Sep 29 by Filip Truta

Eight months to go until the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation takes effect and only 26 percent of government organizations are aware of the impact of GDPR, the lowest of any sector, according to SAS. Privately held companies aren’t much better off.

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Companies to spend close to $100b on cyber security by 2018 – Gartner

Aug 16 by Filip Truta

Organizations worldwide are on track to spend a cumulative $86.4 billion on information security products this year, a 7 percent increase over 2016, Gartner reports. The research firm anticipates that figure will climb to $93 billion in 2018.

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UK drafts Data Protection Bill to stay on par with EU’s GDPR after Brexit

Aug 09 by Filip Truta

Taking a leaf from the EU’s book on data protection, the United Kingdom is preparing to introduce a new law that will see it aligned with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to be on par with the rest of Europe after it is no longer a member of the union.

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