The Journey to EU GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation was adopted in April 2016 and will, after two-years of transition, be applied starting May 2018.  As we head fast into 2017, it would be easy to start thinking that there is still over a year left before your company must be compliant, but how much have you done to get ready in the last eight months?  Probably in all reality, not as much as you would like.

The Dark Side of Encryption

I know it’s very tedious these days to use a Star Wars metaphor, but as everyone’s doing it so will I. Encryption techniques have been used for some time to secure communications and protect personal or intellectual property.

Data Sovereignty, Safe Harbor & Protection Regulation

First, an explanation on the concepts in the title of this piece. Data Sovereignty is the concept that digital data and information is subject to the laws of the country in which it is located and/or created. Safe Harbor is an agreement between the USA and EU that regulated and control import, export and processing of personal data and information. And the most recent, EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the regulation of “processing’, ownership, rights and storage of personal data and information within the 28 member EU states.

Think Safety, Stay Secure

Safety is one of the most important aspects today – for people, for organizations, for governments and for countries. There is a lot of talk around the safety of people in general and data, which is critical to businesses.