More than half of the world’s websites use Google Analytics to help their owners understand the behavior of users. The software, which deploys cookies to track user behavior, costs nothing in cash terms — though the vast trove of data helps to fuel Google’s massive profits. However, in 2020 the framework overseeing how personal data…

The company plans to use the new funds to expand its portfolio to support data privacy and compliance risks – with a focus on regulations such as GDPR, CCPA, and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) –, and to expand its global presence. Pixalate LogoFounded in 2012 and headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Pixalate…

The GDPR, which requires organizations to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens, came into force in May 2018, and, based on publicly available information, it since resulted in fines totaling more than €250 million (roughly $300 million). Due to the fact that not all fines are publicly reported and due to currency…

Increasingly demanded by consumers, data privacy laws can create onerous burdens on even the most well-meaning businesses. California presents plenty of evidence to back up this statement, as more than half of organizations that do business in California still aren’t compliant with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which went into effect earlier this year….

A desire to remain compliant with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other privacy laws has made HR leaders wary of any new technology that digs too deeply into employee emails. This is understandable, as GDPR non-compliance pay lead to stiff penalties. At the same time, new technologies are applying artificial intelligence…

Despite spending more on compliance, businesses still have basic IT weaknesses

There is a misalignment between data privacy regulation spending and business outcomes, according to Tanium research. Specifically, as businesses spend tens of millions on compliance, over 90 percent have fundamental IT weaknesses that leave them vulnerable and potentially non-compliant. The global study of 750 IT decision makers revealed that organizations have spent on average $70.3…

Employees are the weakest link in any corporate security system. Anyone whose job it is to protect information systems can confirm: No matter how advanced a security technology is, a careless or clueless employee can always stumble into a way to put the infrastructure at risk. If you recently switched your employees to home-working mode…

Over 40% of privacy compliance technology will rely on artificial intelligence (AI) by 2023, up from 5% today, according to Gartner. The research was conducted online among 698 respondents in Brazil, Germany, India, the U.S. and the U.K. “Privacy laws, such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), presented a compelling business case for privacy compliance…

Customer demands for increased data protection and privacy, the ongoing threat of data breaches and misuse by both unauthorized and authorized users, and preparation for the GDPR and similar laws around the globe spurred many organizations to make considerable privacy investments – which are now delivering strong returns, Cisco reveals. The study is based on…

58% of surveyed businesses worldwide failed to address requests made from individuals seeking to obtain a copy of their personal data as required by GDPR within the one-month time limit set out in the regulation, reveals updated research from Talend. GDPR compliance rate: 2018 and now In September 2018, Talend released the results of its…