EU-US Privacy Shield and the Future of Data Protection

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The European Commission adopted the EU-US Privacy Shield on July 12, 2016 as a replacement for the Safe Harbor rules that were overturned by the European Court of Justice in October 2015.  This new framework protects the fundamental rights of anyone in the EU whose personal data is transferred to the United States as well as bringing legal clarity for …

Fix a Broken Chain of Custody with Confidential Data

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Companies share a lot of confidential data with third parties.  Who is responsible for keeping that data secure?  Is it the originating company or the third party?  Or both? This week American Express sent letters to card holders about a possible data breach.  According to reports “an unauthorized person or group accessed the system of a third-party service provider prompting …

5 Steps To Protect Your HR Data

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I recently wrote an article about the security of sensitive information in the HR department.  While everyone interacts with the people in human resources, most of us don’t think about all the sensitive information they have. Most of us think about benefits and our 401K when we think about dealings with HR, but there is a lot more sensitive data …

What Are Privileged Users Doing With Your Data?

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Data breaches caused by internal users resulted in 43 percent of the data loss in organizations, with half of those breaches intentional, according to a new study on data exfiltration from Intel Security.  Internal users include employees, contractors, and third-party suppliers.  Many of these people are privileged users who have legitimate access to sensitive information. Customer information, employee information and …