Data is the engine of the modern economy. Whether it consists of customer data, intellectual property, market insights or financial information, these types of sensitive data enable the most successful businesses to thrive. It’s no surprise, then, that securing that critical data is increasingly a strategic priority for organizations around the globe. Not all organizations,…

The majority of American citizens believe that they are pervasively monitored and that their data is regularly collected and used in concerning ways that they cannot control and don’t fully understand, according to a new Pew Research Center study. The report, based on a nationally representative panel of randomly selected US adults, shows that 62%…

Like rust, risk never sleeps. As mobile devices flood the enterprise (especially for a younger generation of workers), the internet of things (IoT) expands, and cybercriminals grow in both numbers and sophistication, many security professionals think zero trust is the safest approach to defending against constantly evolving network and data security threats. Network vulnerabilities can…

Privacy on the internet is important in all industries, but none more so than the healthcare sector, which handles mass amounts of online health data daily. While any data loss (financial, identification, passwords, etc.) is significant, it can be particularly wrenching to think of one’s personal medical details floating in the cloud, accessible to anyone…

In the year since it went into effect, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has heightened awareness of data privacy issues and driven some important changes in how US companies handle consumer data. However, most organizations appear to be a long way off from implementing GDPR’s core requirement for a privacy-by-design model for…

How much does the average employee know about data privacy?

With the impacts and repercussions of the looming California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) on the minds of many privacy professionals, new research from MediaPRO shows more work is needed to train U.S. employees of this first-of-its-kind privacy regulation. MediaPRO’s 2019 Eye on Privacy Report reveals 46 percent of U.S. employees have never heard of CCPA,…

Consumers have few legal options for protecting privacy

There are no promises in the words, “We care about user privacy.” Yet, these words appear on privacy policy after privacy policy, serving as disingenuous banners to hide potentially invasive corporate practices, including clandestine data collection, sharing, and selling. This is no accident. It is a strategy. In the US, companies that break their own…