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What Are Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC)? How Has Schrems II Impacted Them?

One of the most complex problems in the current data landscape is sharing data between organizations and government bodies and exporting data to foreign countries. The GDPR imposes restrictions on sharing personal data with countries outside of the European Economic Area, which are unlikely to enforce globally accepted norms and best data privacy and security…
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India’s Personal Data Protection Bill (PDP) vs. GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has become a benchmark of personal data regulation and protection. GDPR addresses a comprehensive list of existing and potential issues regarding data; hence it is widely assumed as the working standard for data regulation. In fact, it has been used as a template for other countries striving to create…
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Privacy Wishlist  – Changes From the New Biden Administration

When it comes to data privacy, the US lags many years behind the EU. Protecting privacy requires a full-hearted push from the top. The progress depends mainly on the new US administration by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Will they bring the necessary changes to protect personal data? If they do, here is a wish…
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Want to Operationalize Privacy? A Short Evaluation

The traditional process-based approach will not scale and handle today’s volume and complexity. To handle privacy at scale, an organization must operationalize privacy. Operationalizing privacy is not an easy effort. DPOs (Data Protection Officers) and CDOs (Chief Data Officers) have to work in partnership to operationalize privacy. Before you start, how do you know your…
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Is Your Data Governance Ready for Privacy? A Quick Assessment

This short self-driven assessment (~3 min) evaluates foundational blocks needed for data protection. The assessment classifies your organization’s data governance into the following categories. Not ready for privacy. Hard to identify privacy vulnerabilities and triaging incidents. Good start. Reactive to privacy issues and incidents. Privacy ready. Processes can help achieve privacy compliance but requires manual efforts in executing…
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What Attributes to Capture in GDPR / CCPA Data Mapping? Ten Essential Attributes

Data protection requirements vary based on the nature of the data hence organizations must have a comprehensive and accurate data map of what data they collect, store, and process. Here is a quick list of attributes that companies should collect as part of their data discovery process. A data mapping process is typically long and…
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Understanding Data Protection Landscape – Key Roles In Data Privacy

As the world focuses more stringently on data privacy and security and with the advent of GDPR and other similar regulations, data governance has become one of the most important concerns for many businesses. This crucial concern has not only guided businesses to implement new operational and technical measures but has also inspired a sea…
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Big Data Safety Challenges

Big Data, no longer just a buzzword or a promise of exciting things to come, is something that many businesses leverage daily in this modern age.  With the advent of the digital age, high volumes of data are generated daily from the internet, social networks, healthcare applications, sensors, and various other sources. Big Data refers…
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What is Data Minimization? Why Is It Important?

For the first decade of the 21st century, businesses and governments could believe that data was the new oil – that those companies and organizations with access to the most data and the best ways of making sense of it would inevitably rise to the top and succeed.  In reality, it hasn’t worked out that way. As many organizations…
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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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