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DPOs: What's your liability?

The data protection officer role is a new feature for many organizations now subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Critically, for many companies, designating a DPO is not optional. The Article 29 Working Party (now the European Data Protection Board) further suggests that it may be ...
Web con: Don't Get Tangled Up In RoPAs
With the EU General Data Protection Regulation now in place, organizations need to focus on maintaining and being transparent about their records of processing activities. Enterprises may need to leverage new technologies, and move away from more manual methods when documenting data processing flows...
MD Anderson fined $4.3M for HIPAA violations
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has been ordered to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights $4.3 million for HIPAA violations. The penalties stem from three data breaches in 2012 and 2013 involving the theft of a laptop from a MD Anderson employ...
Verizon to discontinue sale of some geolocation data
The Associated Press reports Verizon has pledged to discontinue selling the location data it collects to so-called third-party "geolocation aggregators." Verizon is the first major U.S. wireless carrier to stop the data-sharing practice, which has drawn criticism from privacy advocates and Sen. Ron ...
South African insurer investigating data breach
South African insurer Liberty Holdings confirmed it refused to pay a ransom demand after hackers breached its system, Bloomberg reports. Liberty CEO David Munro said, “We did engage with the external parties involved to determine their intentions, but we made no concession in the face of this attemp...