Category Archives: Europe

Are you ready for the GDPR deadline?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance deadline looms four days away, but only 29 percent of companies will be ready, according to a new global survey by ISACA. Not only are most unprepared for the deadline, but only around half of the companies surveyed (52 percent) expect to be compliant by end-of-year 2018, and 31 percent do not know when they will be fully compliant. Top GDPR challenges According to the research, the top … More

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Europe continues to be a cybercrime hub

ThreatMetrix announced new data revealing a 30 percent year-on-year increase in the volume of cyberattacks hitting Europe in the first quarter of 2018. As attacks patterns morph across the region, European digital businesses were hit with 80 million fraud attempts, as they experienced more pronounced spikes of peak attack periods throughout Q1 2018 compared to previous years. There has been an evolution from short, isolated peaks of fraud attacks to more sustained, high-volume attacks across … More

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Most firms struggle to comply with GDPR deadline

With GDPR coming into effect in just over a week from today, 85 percent of firms in Europe and the United States will not be ready on time. Additionally, one in four will not be fully compliant by the end of this year. Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute surveyed 1,000 executives and 6,000 consumers across eight markets to explore attitudes to, readiness for, and the opportunities of GDPR. A race against the GDPR clock With the … More

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GDPR compliance: Identifying an organization’s unique profile

After a two-year transition period, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable beginning 25 May 2018. Presumably, many large companies have been working on a compliance program for months now. As the deadline approaches, many organizations are finding that ensuring compliance is a more complex endeavor than they had initially expected. GDPR replaces the 1995 Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC), and the new regulation imposes a substantial increase in requirements, reflecting major technological changes … More

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