Data Protection & Regulation

The amount of corporate data produced, stored and exchanged increases every day. And regulations and guidelines are expanding to enforce how organizations manage and protect this information. Read the blogs to find out about all the latest regulations and tips for how your organization can stay compliant and reduce data security issues.

How to Comply with EU Ecodesign Directive, Lot 9 Data Deletion Requirements

The European Union’s Ecodesign Directive sets mandatory ecological requirements for energy-using and otherwise energy-related products sold throughout all EU member states. Among the items affected are data servers and data storage products—including specifications for data deletion. If your business is in the EU or sells data storage equipment there, you will be affected by these new requirements. Here’s an overview of the law and a solution that will enable you … Read More

California’s New Data Law is a Step Forward for Data Protection in the U.S.

By now, we’ve certainly all heard about the GDPR, and many businesses around the world have felt its effects. The GDPR isn’t the only forward leap for data privacy making waves in 2018, though. California just passed the toughest and most comprehensive data privacy law that the States has ever seen—marking a huge leap forward for the nation. The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) outlines legislation that will … Read More

Philippines Data Privacy Act: Time’s Up for Noncompliance

Data privacy policies are becoming more comprehensive across the globe, and individuals are beginning to demand they have the rights to their private information. A Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey on data privacy and Internet usage, conducted in June 2017, showed 85% of Filipino respondents agree that the rights of data subjects are important.There’s good news for these respondents. In April 2016, the Data Privacy Act of 2012, which first … Read More

European Parliament Committee Makes Moves to Mandate Encryption, Ban Back Doors and Require Erasure of Electronic Content

Data protection regulations continue to heat up in Europe, where new guidelines seem to pop up every week to better protect the rights of individuals and their personal data. In early June 2017, several new data protection proposals were put forward by the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs in its Draft European Parliament Legislative Resolution. You can find an English version of the text here. … Read More

Is Three Years Enough Time to Prepare for New EU Medical Device Regulations?

Nowhere is the Internet of Things so worrisome as in the world of medical devices. From pace makers vulnerable to wireless hacking, to insulin pumps and beyond, medical devices are deployed with little thought to threat vectors or defenses. Regulators in the EU recognize the importance of controlling medical device proliferation and have recently enacted a broad set of EU medical device regulations for tracking medical device development and deployment. … Read More

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