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The future of the CCPA: What about a Federal law?

Sep 27, 2019 6:16:55 AM

This blog discusses the potential issues around implementing CCPA compliance if a superseding federal law is enacted. It covers:


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SAP data redaction for GDPR: it’s scary!

Aug 7, 2019 1:57:10 PM



Controlling the risk

As we all know now, GDPR (the General Data Privacy Regulation) has brought in the requirement that every company has to be able to remove data both proactively, against retention criteria, and reactively, in response to an individual’s request, where no legal reason to hold the data remains. Similar requirements are apparent in other global data privacy legislation. For the last two years, I have been running implementations throughout Europe of the EPI-USE Labs’ solution to this challenge.


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PIPEDA: A Practical Guide, Part 1

Jul 11, 2019 6:23:35 PM

Governments worldwide are prioritizing data privacy and personal information security, and have invested significant resources in creating data privacy laws and amending existing ones. The EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) was created to protect the individual citizens of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). However, its influence has extended beyond its intended borders, making it a more global law and leading to updated data security and privacy legislation in other countries.


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GDPR and POPIA: Data breach

Nov 28, 2018 7:23:42 AM

Missed the previous articles?  Read them here: Article 1 | Article 2 | Article 3 | Article 4 | Article 5 | Article 6 | Article 7 | Article 8

Breaches happen, and they will happen to you.  In the ninth and final article of this series, we look at how GDPR and POPIA treat data breaches. Read on:


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GDPR and POPIA: Data destruction

Nov 14, 2018 7:23:43 AM

Missed the previous articles?  Read them here: Article 1 | Article 2 | Article 3 | Article 4 | Article 5 | Article 6 | Article 7

Deleting data is never as simple as pressing a button. In this eighth article on GDPR and POPIA we look at the requirements and complexities of data deletion. Read on:


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GDPR and POPIA: Data archiving

Nov 5, 2018 10:22:00 AM

Missed the previous articles?  Read them here: Article 1 | Article 2 | Article 3 | Article 4 | Article 5 | Article 6

How long can you keep data? In the seventh article in our series on GDPR and POPIA we look at the rules and exceptions for archiving data on systems.  Read on:


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GDPR and POPIA: Data transfer

Oct 29, 2018 2:48:24 AM

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In a connected world, it is too easy for personal data to move across borders. In the sixth article in our series, we look at how GDPR and POPIA treat cross-border transfers. Here is what we'll discuss:


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GDPR and POPIA: Data use

Oct 19, 2018 10:52:36 AM

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In the fifth blog in our series, we look at the real reason for the existence of GDPR and POPIA: how we use data. This is where it gets really serious. Here is what we'll discuss:


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GDPR and POPIA: Data analysis

Oct 11, 2018 9:47:40 AM

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It is official: we can't leave it all to the robots.  The fourth article of our series on GDPR and POPIA is all about data analysis and automated decisions. Read on:


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GDPR and POPIA: Data maintenance

Oct 3, 2018 7:16:10 AM

Missed the previous articles?  Read them here: Article 1 | Article 2

In the third installment of our series on GDPR and POPIA, we will discover a difficult truth.  We may love them, but all of our data subjects are high maintenance. Here is what we’ll cover: