Category: DPO

What You Should Know About DPA vs. GDPR

Anyone with even a minor internet presence is bound to have come across the term privacy laws or GDPR or both. Long story short, GDPR is the European Union’s strict policies aimed at protecting the privacy of an EU citizen. The EU has a strong track record of protecting an individual’s rights, especially privacy.  Implemented…
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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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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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Role of Data controller and data processor

Role of Data Controller and Data Processor

Last year, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force and included rules for the automatic processing of data by the controllers and processors. This blog clearly explains the role of the data controller and data processor within an organization. How GDPR Defines Personal Data? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been the…
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Google’s Project Nightingale Sparks Privacy Concerns

First Fitbit, now Project Nightingale Two weeks ago, Google had announced the plan to buy Fitbit for $2.1 billion. Citing privacy concerns, many users have already started to look out for alternatives as a safer option than their Fitbit. Now in a recent development, a whistle-blower has brought Google’s Project Nightingale into the limelight. What…
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IT Tech terms for DPOs

IT Terminology That DPOs Must Know

Cybersecurity and compliance jobs are in high demand in the IT industry, and that number is only going to grow as the skills gap is still a reality for employers. One of those increasingly sought-after jobs is the role of a Data Protection Officer (DPO). What is a DPO? When the EU voted for the…
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Want to Know About the Skills That Will Get You a Top DPO Job?

Top 5 Skills Companies Look for in a DPO These are the list of top 5 skills companies look-in when they want to hire a DPO for their organization: KNOWLEDGE ABOUT REGULATIONS: Deep understanding of all current and proposed data protection regulations of GDPR law and CCPA CERTIFICATIONS: Hold at least one data protection and/or…
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