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Trump, Oliver, and Objection

Let me begin by saying that the following text is intentionally ridiculous. I want to illustrate a point recently made about the upcoming E-Privacy Regulation, specifically related to direct marketing.

Imagine one day, President Trump is in France for a summit to discuss some topic of relevance to the international community. He grabs a diet coke and heads over to his monitor to watch a stream of his favorite informative news on Fox & Friends. Little does he know that lying in wait for him is a piece of targeted marketing specifically aimed towards him.

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Posted on February 12, 2018 by Ben Siegel - No Comments

 


Delivering Security and Privacy Designed for Today’s Threats

by Keri LeBlanc, Marketing Director, CyberDenfenses, Inc.

Founded in 2001 by military cybersecurity veterans, CyberDefenses works closely with enterprise clients to provide battle-tested managed security services. If there is anything we’ve learned over the years, it’s that effectively protecting your organization’s critical data from increasingly capable and determined adversaries requires a combination of trained people, well-designed processes, and modern tools. That’s why CyberDefenses’ approach encompasses a full suite of services, training and advisory guidance.

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Do I need cyber insurance?

If you are going to store, access, process and/or transmit any critical or sensitive information on behalf of your organization or a third party then cyber insurance may be recommended. Continue reading this post…

Posted on February 9, 2018 by Jen Spencer - No Comments

 


GDPR, the right to erasure, and backups

As we work with clients to prepare them for GDPR we deeply dive into data subjects’ rights. When we cover the right to erasure, the same question comes up, “what about backups?”

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Posted on February 3, 2018 by Bob Siegel - No Comments

 


PSR 2017 in Review

After a long trip from the northeast to San Diego, I finally made it to another exciting Privacy, Security, and Risk Conference from the IAPP. With GDPR on the horizon, the air was thick with discussion of this regulation in effect in May of next year. Even more so, a lot of questions received at the Privacy Ref booth were focused on this law, or preparing a privacy program through assessments data mapping. Overall, a great show with a few major themes. Continue reading this post…

Posted on October 30, 2017 by Ben Siegel - No Comments

 


The key to effective privacy training

I spend a lot of time facilitating privacy training. Whether it is directly for our clients or on behalf of the IAPP or their training partners, there are common elements to a successful educational event. Continue reading this post…

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Burying your head in the sand won’t make Data Protection requirements go away

Recently, I had dinner with  a colleague that I had not seen in several years. Their company, a multinational with global operations, had undergone several changes in that time. When the dust settled, this friend had been tapped as “privacy manager”. Along with corporate counsel (part time for privacy), they decided that, even under GDPR, they did not need a Privacy / Data Protection Officer . Huh? Continue reading this post…

Posted on September 18, 2017 by Bob Siegel - No Comments
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Privacy Ref and CyberDefenses Bring Privacy and Security Together

There is a saying that you can have security without privacy, but you cannot have privacy without security. While privacy and security are both concerned with the protection of information held by an organization, security provides the means to meet the business requirements identified to meet privacy demands from regulators, customers, employees, and other stakeholders.

Privacy Ref works with our clients to improve their business and operational practices for protecting personal information. Increasingly our clients’ have been looking for services to supplement their security practices, tools, and expertise. CyberDefenses fills this role. Continue reading this post…

Posted on August 14, 2017 by Bob Siegel - No Comments
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Can Consent Fall Short in GDPR?

Over the past several months, I have been taking a deeper dive into GDPR. I have found Article 6 on the legal basis for processing data particularly interesting. There is some discussion to be had for each company and how they will process data in a particular case, but I often hear that consent will be used. I have even heard arguments for consent as a catch-all for processing. This ignores the pitfalls that could come with the use of that certain legal basis. Continue reading this post…

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How Privacy Ref is getting GDPR Ready

The General Data Privacy Regulations, GDPR, are less than a year away.  Businesses around the world actively participating in the markets of the European Union are scrambling to comply with the new law.  We at Privacy Ref have been looking at how to best assess an organization’s readiness for compliance with the different articles of GDPR and have found an easy to understand way to meet this challenge. Continue reading this post…

Posted on June 14, 2017 by Ben Siegel - No Comments

 


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Trump, Oliver, and Objection
Let me begin by saying that the following text is intentionally ridiculous. I want to illustrate a point recently made about the upcoming E-Privacy Regulation, specifically related to direct marketing. Imagine one day, President Trump is in France for a summit to discuss some topic of relevance to the international community. He grabs a diet coke and heads over to his monitor to watch a stream of his favorite informative news on Fox & Friends. Little does he know that lying in wait for him is a piece of targeted marketing specifically aimed towards him. Continue reading this post...

Delivering Security and Privacy Designed for Today’s Threats
by Keri LeBlanc, Marketing Director, CyberDenfenses, Inc. Founded in 2001 by military cybersecurity veterans, CyberDefenses works closely with enterprise clients to provide battle-tested managed security services. If there is anything we’ve learned over the years, it’s that effectively protecting your organization’s critical data from increasingly capable and determined adversaries requires a combination of trained people, well-designed processes, and modern tools. That’s why CyberDefenses’ approach encompasses a full suite of services, training and advisory guidance. Continue reading this post...

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