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25.5.2018 -- DSGVO-Tag & Towel Day

25. Mai 2018 und die Welt dreht sich weiter. Heute tritt die DSGVO, die Datenschutz-Grundverordnung, international als GDPR, General Data Protection Rules, bekannt, in Kraft. Dabei gelten die Regeln im Prinzip schon seit zwei Jahren. Verfolgt man Presseberichte und Werbung hatte man zeitweilig...


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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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Data Breaches and Implementing Proactive Security Policies

Overview: Data Breaches & Implementing Proactive Security Policies Over the past few, there have been some very high profile instances of data breaches in environments of all types. The NSA IT Administrator Edward Snowden, who accessed and shared classified NSA data, has been...

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Policy and Procedure Acknowledgement- The Commitment

[Preface: Policy and Procedure Management-A lot Like Dating & “Policy Distribution- Ready to Meet the Parents?” ] The Ultimate Commitment Once you’ve created, reviewed and distributed company policies and procedures you have reached the last phase...

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“Policy Distribution- Ready to Meet the Parents?”

[preface: "Policy Management, A lot Like Dating" Creation-Part I] “The Next Step” Like in most healthy and sustainable relationships, the policy and procedure process needs to progress to the “next level.” After careful planning, drafting and...

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Policy and Procedure Management-A lot Like Dating

Policy and Procedure Management-A lot Like Dating Creation-Part I Although the main objectives are always pretty simple, policy and procedure management is a complicated task and often times can be difficult to fully grasp and understand. Keeping up with your company’s...

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The trouble with "I accept"

The top salesman at Lacoste, a certain Wade Groom, was fired recently apparently posting a photo of his paycheck on Instagram. Whether or not you agree with his view that "a stern warning would have been more appropriate," the bigger point of the story for information professionals...

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Why you need a vocabulary constabulary

A couple of months ago, the state of Florida banned slot machines and Internet cafes after a charity organization was shuttered because of suspected Internet gambling activities. However, according to a lawsuit brought thereafter and written about in the Huffington Post , the bill was written...

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Secure content: a pipe dream ?

With all the recent news headlines relating to high profile websites hacked, the illusion of safe and secure content is slowly disappearing. As it is well known among security experts, security is only as safe as the weakest link in the chain, and this link is often a human one. So is there...

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Policies and Procedures management in SharePoint - six ways we are going to help

Over the last 2 years - whilst helping customers benefit from DocRead for SharePoint - we have discussed the management of policies and procedures (within SharePoint) on several occasions. We have found that some organizations are really struggling to understand how SharePoint can help them...

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