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Privacy By Design Is Important For Every Area Of Your Business

Publication: Forbes Technology Council
Written by Heidi Maher

As implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) approaches, organizations may be tempted to regard privacy as a regulatory burden and focus solely on mechanisms of compliance. Protecting private information has vital and obvious implications for everyday life, and the only way companies can successfully do this is to create a culture of privacy.

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6 GDPR Myths That Must Be Busted

Publication: Information Management
Written by Heidi Maher

If you’re one of these companies scrambling to meet the May 25th deadline, it is essential you not fall into the trap of believing any of the myths that have risen about the regulation – which can lead to overconfidence, poor risk assessments, wasted effort and ultimately noncompliance.

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Are You Ready for GDPR? Guidance for getting up to speed

Publication: Innovation Enterprise
Written by Red Curry

Heightened security threats lead to heightened regulation, however, organizations are not always quick to comply. Though the world was forewarned two years ago that the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was on its way, a recent survey found ...

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Press Release: CGOC’s GDPR Resource Guide Provides Essential Guidance on Compliance Journey

Publication: PRWeb

The CGOC (Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council) today announced the availability of the GDPR Resource Guide, a compendium of unique resources developed by and for members of the CGOC to help organizations understand and chart their GDPR compliance journey.

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Making a successful case for a unified governance program

Publication: Information Management
Written by Heidi Maher

Modern big data and digital transformation initiatives depend on three underlying conditions. Data must be accurate and current. Data must be secure. And data must comply with evolving and increasingly complex regulations. This is especially true in the area of data privacy, given the impending implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Stop Dragging Your Feet: GDPR Compliance Can Make You More Competitive

Publication: Corporate Compliance Insights
Written by Heidi Maher

The May 2018 deadline for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) should have organizations scrambling to roll out GDPR-readiness programs. After all, the regulation applies to most organizations doing business in the EU, non-compliance can result in severe fines, and getting ready for compliance will likely take significant time and effort.

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If GDPR Compliance Doesn’t Start With Information Governance, You’ll Probably Fail

Publication: Forbes Technology Council
Written by Heidi Maher

Most discussions regarding the EU’s impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) -- scheduled for implementation in May 2018 -- focus squarely on consent management (i.e., making sure organizations have permission to use the data they are collecting and processing).

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Most companies ill-prepared for EU data protection requirements

Publication: Information Management

Known as the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR, the EU describes the new requirements as “the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years.” Intended to replace the current European Data Protection Directive and standardize the laws governing data privacy across the EU’s member countries, it is meant to reshape the way organizations across the region deal with data privacy.

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Really? Only 6 Percent Of Companies Ready For GDPR

Publication: Clinical Leader

A survey of top corporate data protection challenges has found only 6 percent of companies are prepared to be compliant with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on May 25, 2018. The Compliance, Governance, and Oversight Council (CGOC) released the results of the survey, which gathered the results from 132 compliance officers from organizations around the world. Those organizations were across multiple industries. GDPR is a growing concern for companies in the life sciences industry. A session at DIA’s annual meeting in Chicago in June 2017 brought the issue to the attention of many pharma executives in the audience. Violations of the regulation can result in a penalty of €20 million or 4 percent of worldwide revenue.

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Press Release: CGOC Survey of Top Corporate Data Protection Challenges Reveals Only 6 Percent of Companies Feel Ready for GDPR Compliance

Publication: GlobeNewswire

The CGOC (Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council) today released the results of a survey and accompanying infographic that reveals most enterprises are not ready to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on May 25, 2018. According to Top Corporate Data Protection Challenges, a survey of 132 compliance officers from organizations around the world and across multiple industries, only 6 percent of respondents feel their organizations are currently compliant with the upcoming regulation. The results also indicate most organizations are concerned about their poor data disposal practices and ability to demonstrate compliance, key elements of GDPR readiness. Organization size had no significant impact on readiness levels. Read more for the complete Top Data Protection Challenges Survey results and to download the infographic.

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