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The benefits of outsourced Data Protection Officer as a Service

As the world becomes increasingly digital and cloud based, the importance of data protection and privacy has become paramount for all organizations. One key aspect of ensuring compliance with data protection laws and regulations is the appointment of a Data Protection Officer (DPO). However, appointing a DPO internally can present several challenges, including conflicts of interest and a lack of specialized skills. That is where Data Protection Officer as a Service (DPOaaS) comes in.


Data Protection Day 2023: Misaligned Policy Priorities Complicate Data Protection Compliance

January 28 is recognized as Data Protection Day in Europe, the United States and dozens of other countries including Canada and Israel. It provides a moment to reflect on where data protection regulations stand today and where they are going. At present, seemingly incongruent trends in cybersecurity policy threaten to confuse data protection efforts.

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Data Protection Day - Staying Aware

In light of Data Protection Day on January 28th, it’s important to be extra aware of how we protect our personal data. Whether we’re using social media, shopping online, or even just browsing the internet, we’re constantly sharing information about ourselves. While some of this data is innocuous, other pieces can be quite sensitive – like our addresses, credit card numbers, and health information. So what can we do to keep our data safe?


Protecting Data and Promoting Collaboration During Times of Change

When it comes to the way we work, change is now the status quo — and it often happens so quickly that security teams have a tough time keeping up. Organizations that try to keep using their perimeter-based security solutions are hindering their workers’ ability to collaborate while also losing a handle on their data.


Data Protection is Finally a Barbecue Conversation for Ordinary Australians.

Cyber incidents are becoming increasingly common and disruptive–whether it’s ransomware, data breaches, or leaks. The number of compelling events in the last few months in Australia have shown us the implications for businesses, and their customers, when a breach occurs.


10 Data Protection Tips for 2023

2022 has been a busy year in cybersecurity with some high-profile breaches taking over the headlines late in the year. From simple negligence to unpatched systems, phishing emails, hackers, and malicious insiders our systems and data remain vulnerable. It’s clear that despite our best investments in security training and technology there is still room for improvement in 2023.


European Regulator Fines Facebook Parent Meta $276 Million for Data-Scraping Breach

A leading European regulator fined Meta Platforms Inc., the company that owns Facebook, 265 million euros, or around $276 million, for failing to better protect the phone numbers and other personal information of more than half a billion users from so-called data scrapers.

Impact of Cloud-based Platforms on School Security

Managing a learning environment is no longer limited to lessons in reading or arithmetic, physical education, or art and music. Today's education administrators are challenged with security risks, emergency responses, and dealing with incidents. Together with fostering a positive learning environment, they must also ensure the optimization of security protocols and the safety of staff and students.

Data Protection in Healthcare - 8 Tips for Securing Your Data

Healthcare organizations collect and accumulate data rapidly. This makes data protection in healthcare so difficult. The more data you have, the more privacy and security risks there are. Data breaches can affect your organization’s reputation. They can also incur major costs. For instance, HIPPA violations can be as much as $1.5 million yearly. And they will hold you – the healthcare provider – responsible for data breaches.


How to Protect Your Personal Data: Three Privacy Tips To Stay Ahead

Technology has advanced our world in countless ways. Every day we bank, shop, conduct business, and exchange photos and messages with family and friends online. While digital devices and services offer great convenience, they also pose risks to our data and privacy as our offline and online lives converge. In 2021, data breaches reached an all-time high of 1,862, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), a 68% increase over 2020.