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30 January, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

GDPR Data Subject Rights: How to Handle the Requests

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to respond to a growing concern about inappropriate use of personal data and add responsibilities for companies for their response to data breaches. In this article, we explore GDPR data subject rights, including what a data subject...
17 December, 2019 | Ryan Brooks

Data Subject Access Request (DSAR): The Essentials

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) grants individuals the right to find out what personal data an organization (called a data controller) holds about them by submitting a data subject access request (DSAR). This right is detailed in Article 15, “Right of access by the data...
12 December, 2019 | Ryan Brooks

The Right to be Forgotten: EU laws and U.S. Concerns

One of the fundamental data privacy rights protected under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the right to be forgotten. This GDPR provision can be quite a burden for organizations because each request to delete a data subject’s personal data needs to be evaluated individually and...
24 October, 2019 | Ilia Sotnikov

Why New Privacy Regulations Are a Business Enabler, Not an Enemy

Personal information (PI) is the future of business because it helps provide customers with a customized experience that leads them to buy more. However, companies can no longer collect personal data without restraint, given the growing wave of consumer rights advocacy and privacy regulations such...
18 June, 2019 | Ryan Brooks

GDPR Fines Issued So Far: Key Takeaways

The GDPR at a glance It has been a year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect, following years of discussion about data security fit for the digital age. One of the most stringent regulations to date, the GDPR applies to every business or public body that collects,...
11 June, 2019 | Ryan Brooks

Data Security Explained: Definition, Risks and Technologies

More than ever, digital data security is on the agenda in many organizations. The focus on protection of sensitive or critical data, such as intellectual property and personal data, is a result of growing cyber risks and increasingly stringent data security regulations. Today, protecting...
12 December, 2018 | Ilia Sotnikov

CCPA vs GDPR: What GDPR-Ready Companies Need to Know about the CCPA

As a response to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal and the overall upsurge in personal data breaches, California passed a new data protection and data privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Although the CCPA does not become...
11 October, 2018 | Steve Dickson

Why Isn’t Native Office 365 and Azure AD Auditing Good Enough?

The Netwrix 2018 Cloud Security Report shows that cloud technology has captured the attention of more and more companies. 42% of respondents are ready for broader cloud adoption, and half of them plan to store more customer, employee and financial information there in the near future. For many...
12 September, 2018 | Matt Middleton-Leal

Compliance Rush: Five Mistakes that Can Screw Your Company

In April 2018, shortly before the GDPR came into force, IDC reported that only 29% of small businesses and 41% of midsize businesses in Europe had taken steps to prepare for the regulation. Now the GDPR has been around for some months, but many organizations are still struggling to meet their...
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