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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Data Protection Officer

The Role of a Data Protection Officer

Privacy regulations such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and, more recently, Dubai’s Data Processing Law (DPL 2020) make it mandatory for organizations to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). Under GDPR, a DPO is required for any organization that consistently monitors EU-based data subjects on a large scale. This might exclude smaller…
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Hiring A Data Governance Team

Building a Governance Department: A Guide

Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a series geared toward small and medium-sized enterprises that are building dedicated governance teams to deal with emerging data privacy laws like GDPR and CCPA. For the many organizations that have begun to grapple with the reality of data privacy laws–the challenge of compliance can seem insurmountable.…
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Hiring A CISO

How to Hire Your First CISO

It’s no secret that CISOs improve business value. For one thing, your company’s security and data-protection strategy is largely in the hands of your Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).  Even presidential campaigns are accepting this reality–former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign just hired cybersecurity expert Chris DeRusha to protect against the hacks and leaks that…
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