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CFIUS Turns an Eye Toward Data Privacy

CFIUS Expands Its Reach Foreign investors in US businesses have a new set of data privacy regulations to comply with if they wish to avoid post-closing investigations or divestment. On February 13, the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA) took effect. This act increases the authority of the Committee on Foreign Investment…
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RACI Matrix

How to Build a RACI Matrix

Every member of an institution–from board member to secretary–is responsible for playing a part in data privacy and cybersecurity. The caveat to this rule is that no two roles should have the same level of responsibility, and institutions which fail to properly assign duties risk inefficiencies at best, and compliance-related fines at worst. There are…
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Privacy Cage

Privacy Cages: The End of Data Privacy Laws? 

Evervault, a Dublin-based data privacy company has raised $16 million in its Series A funding round led by Index Ventures. This takes the total raised by the company to $19 million, giving it crucial resources to “build the API (application programming interface) for data privacy.” The company, founded by Shane Curran, has a simple manifesto:…
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Federated Learning

What is Federated Learning? And How Can Differential Privacy Make it Better?

Machine learning is a constantly growing technology. But some recent developments are particularly noteworthy for business leaders because they are paving the way for fairer, safer, more private, and more affordable machine learning algorithms.  In 2017, Google announced that machine learning models trained with user interaction from mobile devices would adopt federated learning while, in…
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Data Deletion Requests And CCPA

CCPA Deletion Requests Are Piling Up

It’s impossible to predict all of the long-term effects of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), but businesses can already look to the number of data deletion requests to plot a path forward. The US privacy management firm DataGrail compiled a report on the early trends of CCPA compliance in Q1 2020. Here’s everything you…
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Data Privacy

Complying with Data Privacy Law Lends a Competitive Advantage

Data governance and data privacy compliance almost always complement each other. When organizations are compliant with data privacy and security guidelines, it is likely because an effective data governance strategy is already in place. And the opposite is oftentimes also true. At the risk of oversimplifying these broad concepts, data privacy is about identifying and…
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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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