As we approach the date of its official enactment, on May 2018, the attention towards the new data privacy regulation grows manifestly. However, to a significant number of organizations, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is still perceived as an inconvenience which resonates in hard work, time consumption and resources for the sole purpose of limiting the risk of a fine.Read more
On 9 March 2017, the UK’s Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) announced it would issue one of its highest fines to Media Tactics, a UK-based provider of marketing data, for violating terms of using citizen’s personal information. The ICO is an independent authority established to uphold information rights in the public interest, and according to its press release, it fined Media Tactics 307.000EUR for not complying with the UK’s privacy regulations. This blog describes why Media Tactics was fined and how this case relates to the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).Read more
On 28 February, a data leak was announced at the Academic Medical Center (AMC), one of the Netherlands largest hospitals and foremost research institutions. Through a security breach at the hospital’s website contact form, the hacker successfully accessed personal patient data, such as names, contact information, social security and insurance numbers, and other medical details.
The countdown to the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has already started.
The regulation, which goes into effect 28 May 2018, will have a significant impact on organizations and their customers in all industry sectors across Europe and beyond. While the new regulation may bring compliance challenges, it will also enable some businesses to create a competitive advantage if they adapt quickly.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a new set of guidelines by which the European Parliament, European Council and European Commission, intend to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the European Union (EU). The regulation is currently in a two-year transition period and will officially be enacted 25 May 2018.Read more