EasyJet Hack

Breaking Down the EasyJet Hack

Earlier this month, European budget airline EasyJet was hacked. In a “highly sophisticated attack,” 9 million customers had personal information, including email addresses and travel itineraries, compromised. And 2,208 customers had their credit card information stolen. The attack has left many customers “in limbo”, with many questioning how a company that claimed to comply with…
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Data Encryption

Current Industry Regulations for Data Encryption: Are You Up to Date?

Though data is an incredibly valuable resource, more data generally means more responsibility. A larger amount of data presents a larger attack surface for hackers to target through cyberattacks. Encryption, the act of translating data into a new form that is undecipherable without a special key, is an impactful method of avoiding these issues and…
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Standardized Business Terms

How to Establish Standardized Business Terms, A First Step in Data Privacy Compliance

Technology and distributed work environments are making businesses and startups operate on a global scale. With the advent of new channels of communication comes a complex set of challenges, one of which is conflicting business terminology and naming conventions. This problem is especially evident in compliance departments as they struggle to make sense of proliferating…
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How To Respond To A Data Subject Access Request Under GDPR

How to Respond to a Data Subject Access Request Under GDPR

Under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), consumers have the right to request a copy of their personal data from companies who hold it. This type of request is known as a Data Subject Access Requests (DSAR). Responding to a DSAR is not difficult with the proper amount of advance preparation. An updated…
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GDPR And Pirvacy Shield

Schrems 2.0: What it Means for EU-US Data Transfers and the Future of the Privacy Shield

Schrems 2.0 is a court case with a complex history. It all began when an Austrian privacy activist, Max Schrems, filed a formal complaint against Facebook back in 2013. This original filing, – Schrems 1.0 – was brought to the Irish Data Protection Commissioner and alleged that Facebook violated the rights of EU citizens by…
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