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May 26, 2016  1:19 PM

How security standards help companies prioritize data protection

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Authentication, Consumer data, Data security standards, GRC strategy, nist, Privacy and security, regulatory compliance, SANS, Threat intelligence

In part one of this blog post, John Pescatore, director at the nonprofit cybersecurity training provider SANS Institute, delved...

May 26, 2016  1:10 PM

Businesses must look beyond regulations for security and privacy guidance

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Consumer data, Data security standards, GRC strategy, personal data, Privacy and security, regulatory compliance, SANS

Last month, Sens. Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence unveiled a draft of the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016 that would require all technology companies -- from mobile device manufacturers to application makers -- to comply with court orders...


April 28, 2016  12:15 PM

At Google, company culture key is to assuring consumer privacy

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Compliance, Consumer data, Corporate culture, Data privacy, Data regulations, Google, online privacy, Privacy and security, regulatory compliance

The lack of comprehensive federal privacy legislation leaves not only consumers vulnerable, but also companies frustrated. Many consumers lack information about the many ways their personal data is used, what parties use it, and the ways it could be potentially misused; meanwhile, companies seeking...


April 15, 2016  10:15 AM

FCC’s consumer privacy proposal: Harmful to innovation?

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Compliance, Consumer data, Data privacy, FCC, FTC, Net Neutrality, SEC

The FCC's newly proposed privacy protection rules requires broadband and wireless providers to obtain consumer consent before collecting and sharing their data, but some are concerned this approach is detrimental to innovation. Also in recent GRC news: The U.S. Department of Justice announced a...


April 12, 2016  12:01 PM

Twine Health CEO: Frequent, real-time interaction boosts patient trust

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Compliance, Consumer confidence, Consumer data, consumer health IT, Data privacy, HIPAA, HIPAA Compliance, patient data privacy

Despite the prevalence of consumer data collection and analysis today, there remains a glaring lack of clear policies and legislation around the protection of that data, according to


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...


January 21, 2016  3:21 PM

FTC report: Big data analytics could prove harmful to consumers

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Big Data, Big Data Analysts, Consumer data, FTC, FTC Act, Information security, Predictive Analytics, regulatory compliance

Big data analytics have proven extremely beneficial to both companies and consumers across a wide range of industries, producing valuable insight in fields like healthcare, education and transportation....


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...


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