Data Breach Leads to Massive Carrefour Fine

In France the data protection regulator, Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL), has penalised French retail giant Carrefour more than €3m ($3.7m) in relation to a number of breaches of the European Union’s […]


What do CPRA and GDPR have in Common?

At the beginning this month the electorate of California voted to pass the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), legislation created to further enhance the reach of the California Consumer Privacy Act that become enforceable earlier […]

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HIPAA Breach Cases 2020

Listed here is a summary of some of the most significant HIPAA breach cases that have lead to settlement agreements with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR). We have […]


Marriott hit with €20m ($23.8m) GDPR Fine

In the United Kingdom the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has hit hotel group Marriott International with an £18.4 million General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) penalty for in its legal obligation to safeguard the private data […]

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Is GDPR Supported by Amazon Web Services (AWS)?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud platform service, a subsidiary of Amazon that includes more than 175  data centers around the world. AWS provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go […]

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1 Million Impacted in Blackbaud Data Breach

Another four healthcare suppliers have broadcast HIPAA breach alerts  in relation to the Blackbaud ransomware attack and data breach. Just after the Northwestern Memorial HealthCare group revealed that the personal information of 55,983 clients had […]

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GDPR Insurance Industry Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became active on May 25 2018. This short article will look into how GDPR impacts the Insurance Industry. Specialised consideration of the new Regulation is vital due to the […]

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Small Business GDPR Checklist

According to the terms of the GDPR, a small business is one that employs less than 250 and is not expected to meet some of the more stringent stipulations of the legislation. Small Business GDPR […]

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HIPAA Social Media Rules

Because HIPAA was enacted a number of years prior to the evolution of social media platforms, there are no provisions specifically addressing social media networks and PHI in the HIPAA text. However, this does not […]


Google Loses Appeal of €50m GDPR Fine

Last Friday it was revealed that Google had been unsuccessful in the appeal of the €50m General Data Protection Regulation fine which was sanctioned against by the French data protection authority, the CNIL (Commission nationale […]

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GDPR Advice for Business Start-Ups

The challenge for business start-ups to successfully navigate their first couple of years in business is tricky enough without having to worry about investing additional time ensuring that they are 100% compliant for data privacy […]

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HIPAA Compliance Guide

Using a HIPAA compliance guide will put you in a position to ally your group and your business associates to gain a proper understanding of  the requirements associated with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability […]


A Failure to Learn the Lesson?

Fresh Data Breach Heartbreak for Marriott Hotel Group In December 2018, Marriott International disclosed a breach which had impacted some 383 million guest records. Industry specialists at the time viewed the data failure as a […]

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In What Countries is GDPR Enforced?

‘In what countries is GDPR enforced?’ is a very common GDPR query. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union (EU) Regulation that was passed on April 27, 2016 and, following a two-year […]


GDPR & COVID-19 Coronavirus

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began everything has been moving at breakneck pace and there has been little time to consider how it impacts the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is understandable, and […]


CCPA & COVID-19 Pandemic

It is important to remember that, despite the wide-reaching and deep impact the the COVID-19 pandemic, the rights of individuals to have their protection respected are as important and relevant as ever. In recent weeks […]

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Coronavirus and HIPAA Compliance

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules still apply during public health emergencies such as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak. When preventing and dealing with cases of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused […]

CCPA Could Lead to Changes to Privacy Notices

CCPA Could Lead to Changes to Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which became enforceable on January 1 2020 has resulted in may Californian-based businesses struggling to ascertain what they must do to achieve compliance with the new legislation. In addition […]