Category: Data Privacy

What is Data Minimization? Why Is It Important?

Companies are always collecting and analyzing data about their customers. Previously, organizations would indefinitely save all the data collected. However, with the growth of the internet, data has become easy to obtain, and customers share more information about themselves than ever before.  Saving all this data means that these companies spend more money and time…
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ABC’s of Privacy This Week-May 27,2020

Applause EU invests 49M euros for privacy, cybersecurity upgrades  According to recent reports, the European Commission has announced a 49 million euro commitment to nine projects focused on privacy and cybersecurity solutions for the bloc. The reports suggest that while five projects will relate to privacy and cybersecurity solutions for EU citizens and small- and…
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Top Big Data Security tips

A massive amount of data is being collected every day. Every business that has ever existed online has collected customer data. This data streams from a range of smart devices interconnected as the IoT (Internet of Things). Computer capacities are growing worldwide, so the amount of data is also increasing exponentially; as the number of…
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Big Data Privacy And Security Challenges Post COVID

The IDC (International Data Corporation) has declared that a rise in global IT expenditure may go down by 3 to 4% in 2020. The horrible scenario created after the outbreak of COVID19 is the primary cause behind this minor drop.  The pandemic may end soon but will have its disastrous effect left for long in…
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ABC’s of Privacy This Week-May 6,2020

Applause . Contact tracing efforts must respect citizens’ privacy The National Post reports, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that all contact tracing efforts in Canada must respect citizens’ privacy. The Prime Minister said, “We have a number of proposals and companies working on different models that might be applicable to Canada, but as…
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ABC’s of Privacy This Week-April 29,2020

Applause • EDPB adopts COVID-19 guidance on health data processing and Geo-location According to recent reports, the European Data Protection Board has released guidelines on health data processing for research purposes and using Geo-location and other tracking mechanisms to combat COVID-19.The guidelines address the legal basis for processing, cross-border data transfers, safeguards for data subject…
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What Are The Challenges In Doing A Privacy Audit?

The concept of privacy confuses people. Most people share seemingly unrelated, personal details online like birthdays and holiday plans on Facebook and promotions on LinkedIn. People also share Pictures of favorite foods and people on Instagram and opinions on sensitive issues throughout social media platforms; unbeknownst to them, the privacy risk increases with every share.…
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Automate Privacy Compliance for Work-From-Home Workers

Automate Privacy Compliance for Work-From-Home Workers Coronavirus is on everyone’s mind. Many people are working from home. The work-from-home scenario presents some privacy implications related to: Communication, Devices, Policies and Procedures, Security, and Accountability and Auditing. Businesses will have to build new compliance muscle with work-from-home workers. The appropriate automation must be used to keep…
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Data Protection Checklist for Employers – Enable Working From Home

COVID-19 has impacted business operations across the globe forcing many companies to work remotely. Working remotely has huge data privacy and security implications. We have created a basic checklist that will help employers to protect their data as employees work from home. This global pandemic could remain a threat for a prolonged period of time.…
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Data Protection Checklist When Working From Home

These are extraordinary times as we deal with COVID-19. Teams across the globe, including oneDPO, have shifted to work-from-home as a precautionary measure. Working remotely has huge data privacy and security implications. We must take data protection even more seriously as we might work from home for a prolonged period. Here is a basic checklist…
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