Post-Brexit: How has data protection compliance changed?

While much of The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) have been incorporated into UK law, it’s still important to consider what has changed in terms of how companies – particularly UK-based ones – ensure compliance to data protection regulations. It was argued in 2017 by Index Engines that GDPR puts personal data back in the hands of citizens. …

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How security & license compliance cultures can coexist for open-source software management

Much about contemporary culture plays up clashes between opposites. Examples ranging from the innocuous (coffee vs tea) to the contentions political and social debates, each has a role in how we perceive others. Going to extremes becomes all too easy. Meeting in the middle has its advantages. In the world of software, one such clash is around the cultures surrounding …

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Compliance and trust: The right perspective on data security and privacy

Data privacy no longer concerns only legal teams. It has become a cross-functional business imperative that everyone from legal, to marketing, to IT must understand and pay attention to. In the two plus years since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced, we’ve seen companies continue to suffer data breaches, and non-compliance in legislations leading to massive fines. Together, …

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Five tips for IT to strengthen global data privacy compliance

The Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on remote work has placed an unprecedented burden on already resource constrained IT teams. Rapid onboarding of vendors and new technology roll-outs have opened a Pandora’s box of providers and novel risk exposures to evaluate. At the same time, the burden of maintaining compliance with data privacy laws like Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and …

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