Why Europe's data privacy regulations matter for United States business owners

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Personal data can only be transferred internationally if the country has been designated by the EU as providing an adequate level of data protection or by complying with an approved certification mechanism such as the EU-US Privacy Shield.

In the light of the expected high volume of requests, and with just a few weeks to go before GDPR implementation, the insurance industry will need to get its ducks in a row.

How does GDPR affect businesses? Use of mobile device management tools is one measure companies can take to remotely wipe or kill a compromised or lost device in order to prevent a data breach, according to Osterman's 2018 report What You Should Know About the GDPR.

Based in NY and Tel Aviv, BigID uses advanced machine learning and identity intelligence to help enterprises better protect their customer and employee data at petabyte scale.

Bensch said the European Union data protection legislation has always required that customers must give specific and informed consent to organisations that gather their data.

New regulations and policies that are likely to come. If you're in any doubt about the interpretation of the data your business holds, it's advisable to get specialist legal help sooner rather than later.

· Do your processes live up the GDPR's expectation of "privacy from start to finish" i.e. from first contact with your company to the end of the relationship? In the wake of and under the fig-leaf cover of the Cambridge Analytica breach of 87 million profiles, Facebook has pulled up the drawbridge, shut down its APIs, and proclaimed themselves just-about-GDPR-compliant - not just in the European Union, but throughout the world.

A user giving explicit consent to receive email blasts or even simple communications is a core pillar of GDPR and one local firms should take note of. But in complying with the GDPR, Facebook made such information easier to see and download with the recent policy update and asked users to provide input on changes they wanted to see. Under the GDPR, silence, pre-ticked boxes and inactivity will no longer suffice as consent.

In the build up to GDPR going live later this month we've seen a number of big names in the tech space updating their privacy policies. Although the rules have been public for two years, "understanding how to meet those requirements remains a barrier for many organizations", says Jim Reavis, CEO of the not-for-profit Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), which conducted a global survey of GDPR preparedness. In most cases, USA companies already complying with existing data security guidelines are in good shape, but not necessarily out of the woods.

As a practicing attorney that has been dealing with domestic and worldwide data privacy for over 20 years, I can confidently state that the GDPR is comprehensive, but complicated.

For this reason Australian businesses should determine whether they need to comply with the GDPR and if so, take the required steps to ensure their personal data handling practices comply with the GDPR. A similar provision is present in the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) act locally. This particular announcement is probably somewhat more natural, as there is seemingly no way to make harvesting and selling data to third parties GDPR compliant.

He revealed that many law firms and IT consulting groups in Africa have also been studying the GDPR.

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