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9 Ways to Jumpstart Your GDPR Compliance Program

9 Ways to Jumpstart Your GDPR Compliance Program

The General Data Protection Rule (GDPR) goes into effect May 25. That's less than four months away for those of you counting. However, according to a report from the UK Government, many of you are not paying attention. The British Government reported Jan. 24 in its "Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018: Preparations for the new Data Protection Act"  that less than half

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Google to Appeal EU Fine Buoyed by Intel Antitrust Decision

Google to Appeal EU Fine Buoyed by Intel Antitrust Decision

Google has announced it will appeal the $2.7 billion fine  levied by the European Union in June for allegedly promoting its own price comparison services over its competitors. Google filed the appeal with the General Court of the European Union, the EU's second highest court.

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Microsoft Reportedly Hit With $715M Tax Bill by French Authorities

Microsoft Reportedly Hit With $715M Tax Bill by French Authorities

French tax authorities are reportedly demanding $715 million in taxes from Microsoft, in the latest crackdown by a European country against an American tech firm doing business there. Bringing Tech Giants 'To Heel' in Europe According to the reports, which appeared in the French weekly magazine L’Express this week, the

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EU Hits Google With $2.7B Antitrust Fine – But That’s Not the Worst

EU Hits Google With $2.7B Antitrust Fine - But That's Not the Worst

The European Commission just slapped Mountain View Calif.-based Google with a $2.7 billion fine for favoring its own shopping services in its search results. The European Commission is the executive arm of the European Union. For a company that made $90.

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Why US Companies Must Prepare for the EU’s New Data Security Laws

Why US Companies Must Prepare for the EU’s New Data Security Laws

Enterprise data breaches continue to grow at an alarming rate. There were 974 disclosed data breaches in the first half of 2016 alone, resulting in the theft or loss of more than 554 million consumer data records. That’s a rate of nearly 3.04 million records compromised every day.

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Privacy by Design: The New Competitive Advantage

Privacy by Design: The New Competitive Advantage

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect in May 2018, has far-reaching implications that extend far beyond the EU. Businesses that fail to meet the new mandates aimed at protecting personal data face severe consequences.

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