Data Protection Checklist When Working From Home

These are extraordinary times as we deal with COVID-19. Teams across the globe, including oneDPO, have shifted to work-from-home as a precautionary measure. Working remotely has huge data privacy and security implications. We must take data protection even more seriously as we might work from home for a prolonged period. Here is a basic checklist…
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Data Purpose Can Make All the Difference

Associating data with a business purpose and not a commercial purpose can permit greater data sharing, and avoid the application of the CCPA altogether.  What is the difference between a business purpose and a commercial purpose under the CCPA and why is it important?  In short, the difference is one of what realm of things…
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Data Protection Law in India

Introduction Data protection law in India is a step closer to being enacted after Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad introduced the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, in Parliament. Due to the compound increase in the number of online transactions and the amount of data generated, we require a concrete bill to enhance our data…
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How to protect your child's privacy online?

How to Protect Your Child’s Privacy Online?

Author: Ethan Heilig What racks up more likes and comments than an adorable social media post? Nothing. Lucky for parents on Instagram, they have an infinite source of lovable content: their children. Parents are posting about their children more than ever before. According to Forbes, “in the U.S., more than 90% of 2-year-olds and 80% of…
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Steps and tools to protect your personal information

Necessary Steps and Tools to Protect Your Personal Information Online

Author: Ethan Heilig Privacy is vital to the vast majority of individuals. Very few people would prefer less privacy to more, but people continue to grant access to their personal information. In many cases, this occurs because people do not understand the privacy agreement and are unaware of the tools available to help them minimize…
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GDPR Implementation

GDPR Art. 30 – How to Practically Implement Records of Processing Activities?

In connection with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), many companies are wondering how to practically implement records of processing activities. The record of processing activities allows companies to make an inventory of the data processing and to have an overview of how personal data is handled. It also helps companies to be compliant…
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Data Mapping | Best Practices to Follow in Data Mapping

What is Data Mapping? Modern enterprises collect a huge volume of data from a variety of sources and use the data through complex interactions across the organization. The organization can’t analyze, transform, share, and derive valuable insights unless they have a common understanding of the data. Data Mapping is the process of establishing relationships between…
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Why Email Shouldn’t be Used to Manage DSARs

Data Subjects Access Requests (DSARs) have been on the rise since the European Commission gave the nod to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). There are many things to consider when your company receives a DSAR, including verifying the requestor’s identity, reviewing the information requested, and redacting any information related to other people.  However, one…
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ABC’s of Privacy This Week – Nov 20, 2019

Welcome to our weekly privacy newsletter to read the latest privacy-related news from across the globe. We classify our weekly privacy newsletter into three parts namely Applause, Breaches and Current News (ABC’s) of Privacy news. For any feedback on our weekly newsletter, please feel free to send your comments to Applause Washington Lawmakers Plan to Launch a…
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Google’s Project Nightingale Sparks Privacy Concerns

First Fitbit, now Project Nightingale Two weeks ago, Google had announced the plan to buy Fitbit for $2.1 billion. Citing privacy concerns, many users have already started to look out for alternatives as a safer option than their Fitbit. Now in a recent development, a whistle-blower has brought Google’s Project Nightingale into the limelight. What…
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