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March 31, 2016  2:44 PM

ACLU of Mass. director: Accountability required for data privacy law reform

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Consumer data, Continuous Data Protection, Data privacy, Data protection, Privacy rights

Drawing the line between protecting consumers' right to data privacy and giving the government access to that data to keep the public safe isn't as simple as looking at legal cases that have...

March 8, 2016  4:18 PM

RSA 2016: Adobe, Google and Microsoft prepare for EU GDPR

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Adobe, Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Privacy Officer, Data privacy, Data protection, European Data Protection legislation, Google, Microsoft, regulatory compliance, RSA, RSA Conference, Safe Harbor

When General Data Protection Regulation -- a new EU-wide data protection framework that will replace Safe Harbor -- was introduced by European Union on December 2015, global...


February 26, 2016  9:53 AM

Privacy Shield faces challenges as regulators, businesses adapt

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Chief Compliance Officer, Data privacy, Data protection, European Data Protecion legislation, FTC, Safe Harbor, Surveillance

Currently, there are very few concrete details available to the public regarding Privacy Shield, the newly proposed EU-U.S. agreement that will replace the now-void Safe Harbor. In

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February 24, 2016  12:07 PM

Privacy Shield details lacking, but so far varies little from Safe Harbor

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Chief Compliance Officer, Compliance, Data privacy, Data protection, European Data Protecion legislation, FTC, Safe Harbor

Two weeks ago, European Commissioner Věra Jourová tweeted that the text for Privacy Shield, a new framework for transatlantic data flows, will be finalized by the end of February. The agreement between the EU and the U.S....


February 5, 2016  12:20 PM

Barclays, Credit Suisse to pay $154M for ‘dark pool’ trading violations

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Compliance, Data governance, Data privacy, Data protection, EMV, PCI compliance, Safe Harbor, SEC

The U.S. Securities and Exchange commission announced last week that global banks Barclays and Credit Suisse would pay a record total of more than $154 million to settle allegations over "dark pool" trading. In other recent GRC news, retailers continue to face EMV chip hurdles months after new...


December 22, 2015  4:56 PM

GDPR: How will the EU data protection law impact U.S. industry?

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Compliance, cybersecurity, Cybersecurity legislation, Data privacy, Data protection, EU directive 95/46, European Data Protection legislation, Safe Harbor

Three years in the making, European Union officials finally agreed on a draft of the General Data Protection Regulation. The EU-wide legal framework sets standards for data...


June 25, 2015  4:04 PM

Hackers had access to U.S. government data for a year

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Data breach, Data protection, Government IT, Hackers, mobile app security, NSA, Password hack

The U.S. government data breach announced last week began a year ago, giving the perpetrators plenty of time to access federal employees' personal information, according to the NSA. Also in recent GRC news: A new bill would give Europeans the same data protection rights as American citizens, and a...


April 8, 2015  1:43 PM

New U.S. sanctions target foreign hackers; Facebook battles EU over privacy

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Banking industry, CIO, Compliance, Cyberattacks, Data privacy, Data protection, European Data Protecion legislation, Facebook, grc, risk

Following the recent streak of high-profile cyberattacks on U.S. companies, the Obama administration last week unveiled a program that would impose sanctions on individuals or groups overseas that are potential sources of cyberthreats. Also in the news: Facebook's privacy practices face growing...


March 11, 2015  5:51 PM

Will weak incentives for security investment force regulatory intervention?

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CIO, Compliance, Consumer data, cybersecurity, Data breach, Data privacy, Data protection, Forrester, FTC, Governance, grc, GRC strategy, Information security, personal data, Risk assessment, Risk management

Data breaches have been intensifying in recent years, but security expert Benjamin Dean argues that many companies still lack motivation to invest in more robust information security. Also in headlines from the past few weeks: The U.S. and European governments set their sights on data processing...


January 20, 2015  7:04 PM

Website offers hackers for hire; Obama pushes new data privacy laws

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Asset management, CIO, cybersecurity, Cybersecurity legislation, Data privacy, Data protection, grc, Hackers, Identity theft, IT Governance, Privacy rights

Hackers may have found a way to commercialize their services as individuals begin to seek "hackers for hire" to carry out low-profile cyberintrusions. In other recent governance, risk and compliance (GRC) news, President Barack Obama has introduced proposals to strengthen companies' customer data...


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