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Data security is a major issue in GDPR compliance

On Thursday, Cisco released its 2019 Data Privacy Benchmark Study which explored how the new privacy regulations have impacted the enterprise.

It shows only 59 percent of the enterprises believe they are meeting the EU’s regulatory requirements today.

Source: Data security is a major issue in GDPR compliance | ZDNet

UK trade sector risks GDPR fines over poor data disposal

UK businesses in the trade sector are risking GDPR fines for failing to wipe data from old IT equipment, a survey shows.

The finding is linked to the survey’s finding that 71% of all UK businesses in the trade sector do not have an official process or protocol for disposing of obsolete IT equipment.

Full article: UK trade sector risks GDPR fines over poor data disposal

Survey: Americans Warming to Use of Facial Recognition Tech

A growing number of Americans are OK with the facial recognition technology, especially if it increases public safety, according to a national survey released Monday.

The survey found only one in four Americans believe the federal government should strictly limit the use of facial biometrics technology. The survey also indicates Americans are more likely to support any apparent tradeoff to their own privacy caused by facial recognition technology if it benefits law enforcement, reduces shoplifting or speeds up airport security lines.

Full article: Survey: Americans Warming to Use of Facial Recognition Tech – Nextgov

Regulatory compliance will have a positive impact on European organisations

A recent survey reveals that while four in five data experts and IT professionals believe that the requirement to comply with stronger, more stringent data management regulations (like GDPR), will be a long-term benefit to their organisations, only one in five were fully confident in their business’ level of compliance with current data protection legislation.

Full article: Regulatory compliance will have a positive impact on European organisations, says poll

Small business still struggle with GDPR

Over half of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and micro businesses are confused or unaware of the rules around GDPR, according to a recent poll.

The poll comes from a survey earlier this year from the National Cyber Security Programme that revealed nearly half of UK businesses experienced at least one cyber security breach or attack in 2017.

Full article: Small business still don’t have the right protection or know the rules around GDPR according to poll

Only 29% of EU organizations are GDPR compliant

Six months after the deadline, only 29% of EU-based organizations have fully implemented the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), leaving them susceptible to major penalties, according to a Thursday report from IT Governance.

Source: Only 29% of EU organizations are GDPR compliant – TechRepublic

Having legitimate consent is only half the battle: The top 5 ways to protect your data

A recent survey showed that nearly one in five (17%) of companies admitted they are still unsure as to what the benefits are of being GDPR-compliant . Many businesses have still not gained consent and yet are sending marketing emails.

More so, some do not have the proper opt-out policies in place and many are still struggling to make sense of the point of GDPR at all. These businesses are at risk of receiving a fine equating up to 4% of their annual turnover, a huge problem for the sole trader, man-on-the-street style business. But is this putting them at risk of more than a fine?

Full article: Having legitimate consent is only half the battle: The top 5 ways to protect your data

E-commerce is winning as most Americans now trust online business with their data

Despite conflicting opinions about online privacy, customers choose to shop with companies that take reasonable security precautions.

Most Americans are actually willing to online shop with retailers that previously faced a security breach—if they have taken measures to secure data, according to the report. With years of conflicting news about cybersecurity threats and breaches, users have almost become desensitized to the information, the report found.

Full article: Why e-commerce is winning: Most Americans now trust online retailers with their data – TechRepublic

85% of companies allow employees to access data from personal devices creating security risks

A recent report from security firm Bitglass surveyed IT experts, and found that 85% of organizations enable BYOD policies, citing employee mobility (74%) and employee satisfaction (54%) as the top two reasons for allowing employees, contractors, and other related parties to bring their own devices. However, the convenience of BYOD creates a particularly large attack surface for malicious actors to harvest information from these organizations.

Source: 85% of enterprises allow employees to access data from personal devices, security risks abound – TechRepublic

GDPR Burdens Hinder M&A Transactions

An increasing number of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions may be stalling because of concerns over EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, according to a survey of EMEA M&A professionals conducted by Merrill Corporation.

The implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) stood out as a major hurdle for mergers and acquisitions, with more than half of respondents (55 percent) citing the compliance and data protection employed by the target company as a primary reason a transaction did not progress. Additionally, 66 percent of those surveyed believe that GDPR will increase acquirers’ scrutiny of the data protection policies and processes of target companies, further complicating the deal-making process.

Source: GDPR Burdens Hinder M&A Transactions in the EMEA Region, According to Merrill Corporation Survey | Business Wire

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