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China Further Expands Reach of Data Localization Law to Multinationals

Countries are continuing to escalate restrictions on storage location and transfers of data, with China being the most recent to follow suit. China broadened its cybersecurity initiatives significantly in 2016 with the release of the Cybersecurity Law (Law). Scheduled to come into effect June 1,...

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France’s Digital Republic Act Strengthens Privacy Safeguards

France’s new Digital Republic Act [1] significantly strengthens protections that control how French businesses use and retain personally identifying data. The law expands the scope and authority of the 1978 French Data Protection Act and brings the country to the foreground of modernizing the...

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Identifying Personally Identifiable Information

Data breaches are an everyday occurrence that demonstrate no enterprise or individual is impervious to vulnerabilities. In 2015, there were 781 known data breaches in the U.S., the second highest year since the Identity Theft Resource Center began tracking them in 2005. [1] Between this...

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Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth

As companies of all sizes begin to store data in the cloud, privacy issues have become big news. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak commented on the cloud, saying that “the more we transfer everything onto the web, onto the cloud, the less we’re going to have control over it.” [1] A major problem...

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Protecting privacy essential to protect your organization!

The Enron Data Set is an industry-standard collection of email data that was previously hosted by EDRM and in 2012 became an Amazon Web Services Public Data Set. The Enron Data Set has served for many years as an industry-standard collection of email data for electronic discovery training and is...

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Big Data Risk Management

Big Data is the New, New Thing (Lewis, 1999)! In Moneyball (Lewis, 2004), Michael Lewis described how Big Data analytics can be used to create an optimal baseball team with limited resources. The futuristic The Singularity is Near (2005) from Ray Kurzweil argues how Moore’s Law will...

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