Recent cyberattacks in the healthcare industry underscore the need for organizations to safeguard data privacy and sensitivity via HIPAA compliance. Likewise, privacy stipulations—such as those in the EU GDPR—can help businesses protect their customers’ data privacy. Read on for a comparison of GDPR vs HIPAA to learn about the differences and similarities between both frameworks.
If your organization collects, processes, stores, or transmits data that belongs to or concerns residents of European Union (EU) Member States, you are likely subject to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). One core component of the GDPR is restrictions on retention, which likely necessitates a data retention policy for compliance. Read on to learn how your organization can strategize for and implement such a policy to protect data subjects’ rights.
Privacy by Design certification helps ensure acceptable privacy standards per the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Although certification is not explicitly a GDPR requirement, the concept of Privacy by Design (PbD) is. What certification achieves is one of the few up-front and tangible methods to demonstrate that protecting data subjects’ personal information is an essential consideration factored throughout systems design, service delivery, and ongoing management. Despite the GDPR’s recent publication, designing IT systems around data privacy is nothing new nor exclusive to the EU’s regulation.
Privacy impact assessment tools serve multiple purposes in IT security. One is compliance with industry and location-based regulations. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) exists to identify and minimize risks to personally identifiable information (PII) of EU citizens. It necessitates routine assessments from all entities that interact with EU citizens’ PII. A privacy impact assessment, tool-assisted or otherwise, is one way to ensure GDPR compliance.
The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enumerated individuals’ data privacy and protection rights, established regulations for organizations to comply with, and introduced sweeping operational changes. Any US-based organization that interacts with or processes data belonging to citizens of EU member states must comply with the GDPR.
Companies interacting with European Union (EU) member states need to protect individual citizens’ data per the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR breaks down specific rights for data subjects and the responsibilities that the entities processing or controlling their data must meet. If a data breach occurs, organizations must comply with GDPR notification requirements.
Citizens of European Union (EU) member states enjoy robust personal data protection rights. These rights are defined in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which any business that processes or comes into contact with EU citizens’ data must follow.
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is one step in the crusade to strengthen citizens’ fundamental rights in the digital age. Therefore, it’s essential for companies to abide by GDPR when handling EU and EEA citizens’ private data. Failure to do so results in severe ramifications.
Data protection is already confusing, compounded by the fact that regulators constantly play a game of catch up with emerging technologies.
When it comes to newly introduced regulations, lawmakers gave organizations time to transition into the new norms. Unfortunately, that transition time is up; the maximum fine for GDPR non-compliance has already been issued to many European multi-nationals. However, SMEs are not hidden from the gaze of the regulator.