Why Data Trusts Are a Win-Win for Companies and Consumers

Data is imperative to many crucial business processes, like marketing, product development, fraud protection, and AI. But complying with proliferating and conflicting data privacy regulations is far from easy. And asking consumers to be responsible for making decisions about their own data privacy isn’t a solid solution.  One AI expert has proposed a solution: data…
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Privacy Shield

A New Framework for a Post-Privacy Shield Era

Since the Schrems 2.0 case ended the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement, the companies that relied on the framework to transfer data between Europe and the U.S. have been left wondering what to do next. Can companies still rely on Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) for data transfers? If not, what alternatives do they have? The European…
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COMPLIANCE FRAMEWORK

Why Your Organization Needs a Compliance Framework

With every new piece of data privacy legislation, more and more companies are scrambling to prioritize their customers’ privacy.  That means making sure the entire organization is on the same page when it comes to cybersecurity. One way to do that is by implementing a compliance framework–a standardized set of best practices that help an organization…
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Third Party Risk Management

How to Manage Third-Party Risk With Increased Number of Remote Workers

Any compliance officer knows the importance of third-party risk management (TPRM)–and that keeping vendors in compliance with data privacy and protection laws is a continuous process. But, since the Covid-19 pandemic has forced most businesses to work remotely, overseeing vendor compliance has become much more difficult due to lack of a centralized operation. That’s in…
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Ghana Data And Cyber Governance

ADCG Charter Member Spotlight: Benjamin Mensah in Ghana

Benjamin Mensah is the Senior Supervisor, Compliance Monitoring, and AML with Republic Bank Ghana Limited in Accra, Ghana. Mensah is a professional accountant and certified forensic auditor with 15 years of experience in banking operations, internal audit, and regulatory compliance. Recently he became a Charter Member of the Association for Data and Cyber Governance. He…
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CCPA Enforcement

CCPA to be Enforced July 1: How Businesses Need to Prepare.

Much has changed due to the Covid-19 crisis. But one thing that’s remained unchanged is the California Attorney General’s plan to begin enforcing the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) on July 1. With everything business leaders have to worry about right now, CCPA regulations can easily become an afterthought. After all, why worry about data…
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Corona Virus And Working From Home

How Small and Medium Enterprises Can Overcome Coronavirus-Related Compliance Challenges

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are encountering workflow-related challenges when it comes to complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and preparing for the enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The COVID-19 global outbreak has presented additional challenges that are impacting efficiency and productivity, taxing resources, and hindering the ability of SMEs…
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Social Distancing And Cybersecurity

Best Practices for Cybersecurity During Social Distancing

It’s unusual that a cybersecurity news organization has the chance to report on a biological virus instead of a software virus. But here we are. The rapid-fire spread of COVID-19 has turned the world on its head, and it’s safe to say that a lot of changes are in store for the foreseeable future. While…
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Compliance Guide: CCPA And The Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Compliance Guide: CCPA and The Telephone Consumer Protection Act

The cold call has been around for a very long time as a marketing strategy. But more recently, automated testing has become a popular alternative. More than 76 percent of US consumers have received texts from a business, and according to recent reports, many of those consumers responded positively to being texted. That’s probably why…
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OPINION: How A CISO Improves Business Value

OPINION: How a CISO Improves Business Value

In August 2019, Bloomberg published an article that talked about the challenges of retaining a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), and the ongoing search to fill open cybersecurity roles. Good people are hard to find and expensive. This perpetuates the myth that cybersecurity does not create value for a company, but is simply a cost…
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