The EU Is Regulating Your AI. Five Ways To Prepare Now

The European Union (EU) is leading the world in regulating essential issues that impact anyone interacting with EU companies and citizens. The EU led the way on data privacy regulation with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). They are doing it again with AI regulation, and it will impact your business. Should AI be regulated?…
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Privacy

Senate Hearings Call for Creation of New Data Privacy Bureau

On Wednesday, September 29, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing on data privacy titled, “Protecting Consumer Privacy.” The issue of data privacy is of particular interest to Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the Committee Chair, who introduced the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA) in 2019. Much of the testimony revolved…
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Data Governance

The Ultimate Guide to Data Governance

The world of data management and analytics has come a long way since 1970, the year IBM mathematician Edgar F Codd introduced his “relational database” framework. A precursor to modern data lakes and other data management systems, it was the first to store information in a hierarchical format and make data easily accessible to anyone,…
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UK

UK Proposes Reforms to Data Protection Laws

On 10 September 2021, the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) published its long-awaited proposals for reform of the country’s data protection laws. The consultation paper includes a detailed and comprehensive set of suggested amendments to the UK GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018, and Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR), with…
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Cybersecurity

How Federal Agencies are Approaching Cybersecurity Training Programs

Due in part to priorities being set by the Biden administration, many government organizations are taking steps to emphasize the importance of cybersecurity. A big part of that means implementing training programs as ways to better handle cybersecurity threats, and a handful of proposed legislations aims to do just that. With cybersecurity becoming a national…
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How AI Can Help Compliance Departments Navigate Data and Cybersecurity Challenges

H5, an ediscovery technology company, recently convened a panel of experts to discuss the intersection of artificial intelligence technology, data privacy and governance. JD Supra reports that the panel featured Nia M. Jenkins, Senior Associate General Counsel, Data, Technology, Digital Health & Cybersecurity at Optum (UnitedHealth Group); Eric Pender, Engagement Manager at H5; Kimberly Pack,…
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2020 News in Review

Week Ending December 28  ICO Warns SolarWinds Victims to Report Breaches  The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a warning to organizations compromised by the SolarWinds breach. The breach, which was carried out by Russian hackers, affected more than 18000 organizations worldwide. ICO requires UK data controllers subject to NIS regulations to report…
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Why Data Trusts Are a Win-Win for Companies and Consumers

Data is imperative to many crucial business processes, like marketing, product development, fraud protection, and AI. But complying with proliferating and conflicting data privacy regulations is far from easy. And asking consumers to be responsible for making decisions about their own data privacy isn’t a solid solution.  One AI expert has proposed a solution: data…
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AI And Privacy

A Guide: How to Utilize Artificial Intelligence for Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Compliance

Technology is undeniably useful. It can make us more productive, and connect far-flung workforces. But every time a business or organization adopts a new piece of technology, its “attack surface” expands–and it exposes itself to more risk.  The pandemic hasn’t helped. As organizations transition to a remote environment, they’ve begun to operate via home networks…
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Data Anonymization

How to Anonymize Data

With the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) enforcement date right around the corner, lawsuits citing CCPA have already begun to emerge, and data deletion requests are piling up. Financial institutions–and other organizations–must now act immediately to comply with data privacy laws.  Of the many methods companies can use to safeguard the data in their possession,…
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