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European Commission Releases Study on GDPR Data Protection Certification Mechanisms

European Commission has published a final report “Data Protection Certification Mechanisms: Study on Articles 42 and 43 of the Regulation
(EU) 2016/679”.

The overall aim of the study is to support the establishment of data protection certification mechanisms and of data protection seals and marks pursuant to Articles 42 and 43 GDPR.

More specific the purpose of the assignment is to: i) accompany the establishment of data protection certification mechanisms and of data protection seals and marks pursuant to Art. 42 and 43 GDPR and ii) collect all relevant information for the Commission in view of the possible implementation of Art. 43(8) GDPR on the requirements for the data protection certification mechanisms and of Article 43(9) GDPR on the technical standards for certification mechanisms and data protection seals and marks, and for mechanisms to promote and recognise those certification mechanisms, seals and marks.

Read report: Data Protection Certification Mechanisms: Study on Articles 42 and 43 of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679

Even if you’re off social media, your friends could be ruining your privacy

Social networks could use friends to predict what a person would post, researchers find.

A new study from researchers at the University of Vermont and the University of Adelaide found that they could predict a person’s posts on social media with 95 percent accuracy — even if they never had an account to begin with.

Full article: Even if you’re off social media, your friends could be ruining your privacy – CNET

On Facebook and Twitter your privacy is at risk

Individual choice has long been considered a bedrock principle of online privacy. If you don’t want to be on Facebook, you can leave or not sign up in the first place. Then your behavior will be your own private business, right?

The new study presents powerful evidence that the answer to that question is no. It shows that privacy on social media is like second-hand smoke. It’s controlled by the people around you.

Full article: Study: On Facebook and Twitter your privacy is at risk—even if you don’t have an account

Private Blockchains Could Be Compatible with EU Privacy Rules

A joint study between Queen Mary University of London and the University of Cambridge concluded that, whilst challenging, it is theoretically possible for organizations to design blockchain applications that fully comply with recently implemented EU ‘General Data Protection Regulation’.

Due to innate aspects of blockchain technology, like the immutability and inability to retrospectively remove customer data recorded as such, the problems become obvious when it comes to creating a solution compatible with this European regulation.

Full article: Private Blockchains Could Be Compatible with EU Privacy Rules, Research Shows

US Firms Have Begun Addressing GDPR Shortcomings

A survey of 145 US corporate directors of public company boards conducted by BDO USA during August 2018 has revealed that eight out of ten companies have taken steps to ensure they are complying with necessary data protection legislation. This included implemented such measures as completing a gap assessment and updating the company privacy policy.

The survey was conducted as part of the BDO  2018 Cyber Governance Survey which you can read here.

Source: Study by BDO USA Suggest US Firms Have Begun Addressing GDPR Shortcomings – Compliance Junction

Global study finds artificial intelligence is key cybersecurity weapon in the IoT era

As businesses struggle to combat increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity attacks, the severity of which is exacerbated by both the vanishing IT perimeters in today’s mobile and IoT era, coupled with an acute shortage of skilled security professionals, IT security teams need both a new approach and powerful new tools to protect data and other high-value assets.

Source: Global study finds artificial intelligence is key cybersecurity weapon in the IoT era

All corporate networks ‘highly vulnerable’ to attacks

Corporate Wi-Fi networks and employee mistakes make all corporate networks vulnerable to attacks from hackers, according to Positive Technologies. The report studied 2017 audits of 22 corporate systems belonging to companies across different industries, including IT, finance, retail, and transportation. Positive Technologies researchers were able to gain full control of infrastructure on every corporate networks they attempted to compromise. Only 7% of the systems studied were moderately difficult to access, the report found.

Source: 100% of corporate networks ‘highly vulnerable’ to attacks, here’s how to secure yours – TechRepublic

Canadian firms hindering customer data access requests

Businesses could do a better job at responding to Canadians’ requests to look at the personal data they hold, according a new study from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab.

“Given that companies collect, process, and disclose huge amounts of personal information pertaining to their users and subscribers, it is imperative that these same companies improve their existing privacy, transparency, and accountability processes,” it says.

Source: Canadian firms hindering customer data access requests, study suggests | IT World Canada News

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