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Now that it’s here, what can we learn from the bumpy journey to GDPR compliance?

Think you’re done with hearing about GDPR? Not so fast. Data privacy legislation isn’t going anywhere and there’s a lot we can learn from the ups and downs of the EU experience.

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CRM and GDPR: 8 points you may have missed

Today is the first day of the rest of your life … or at least of the endless process of GDPR compliance. Your customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation systems are ground zero for GDPR issues, but that’s not all....

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China and the West are converging on consumer data protection policy

As the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on May 25, China is also wrestling with the complex consumer protection issues that bedevil all digital economies.

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Tech Talk: Prepping for GDPR

CSO's Michael Nadeau and Steve Ragan join Computerworld's Ken Mingis and IDG Communications' Mark Lewis to look at what the new EU privacy rules mean. They offer insights on how companies can prepare – and what happens if they don't.

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Consumer data protection is an advantage, not just a responsibility

A deeper dive into the tectonic shift from business models that sell data towards those that market data protection. The backdrop: GDPR is around the corner even though 59 percent of US employees haven’t even heard of the GDPR.

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What #GDPRjokes tell us about the coming regulations

A glimpse inside the humor of GDPR’s impact on storing and controlling data.

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The Facebook debacle shouldn’t swing the pendulum toward data overprotection

A deeper dive into controlling and protecting data in the wake of Facebook’s “Cambridge Analytica scandal” and the unintended consequences of lost access from higher standards. Enterprises should address the trade-offs up front as...

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What you must know about business travel in an age of surveillance and censorship

As the number of gaps in employee device hardware and software mushrooms, CIO looks at enterprise best practices that mitigate catastrophic risk or prevent harm altogether.

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Shed light on your dark data before GDPR comes into force

Somewhere, hidden in the depths of your business, lies a threat you may never have considered. Lurking in the shadows, it silently multiplies beyond your control. It threatens your business’ security and could cost you dearly under...

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The role of the Quantified Self in a corporate environment and what it means for IT

Tracking employee health data can yield benefits ... and create issues for IT.

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Comply today and realize value tomorrow: GDPR readiness day one and beyond

This blog is dedicated to detailing the capabilities your organization needs to comply with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and, eventually, to operationalize and enhance your privacy compliance and processes.

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GDPR is coming. Are you ready?

Regulators will begin enforcing the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation on May 25. Here are steps you can take to make sure your compliance program is ready.

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5 must-ask questions for complying with GDPR’s ‘Right to be Forgotten’

For all US-based companies that might have EU data, it’s time to segregate that data and initiate proper protocols to ensure fines don’t come your way after May.

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5 reasons you need to hire a chief privacy officer (CPO)

Businesses today run on data, but with great value comes great risk. Here are five good reasons to hire a chief privacy officer.

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To manage GDPR data risk, pay attention to your service level agreements

Your technology suppliers provide a pipe, platform or other web-based application to enable their clients to do business over the Internet. Unless the client has stipulated their security requirements, the supplier is likely to only...

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Digital exhaust royalty: will it solve some of Facebook and Google’s personal data usage travails?

Has the time come now for users to be paid royalty for use of their “digital exhaust” by corporations like Facebook and Google? Will a digital exhaust royalty framework be win-win for both: the corporations whose business model is...

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Tylenol moment

It will be very expensive for the Facebook CEO to respond as decisively to fix his ailing social media platform in the spirit of James Burke, who successfully navigated Johnson & Johnson through its crisis of trust 35 years ago. It...

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Tremors in the boardroom as GDPR moves the regulatory paradigm from compliance to exposure

Any business leader who wants to sleep at night after May 25th, 2018, will need to move from a defensive to an offensive posture on GDPR.

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