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GDPR Penalties and Basic Compliance Recommendations

Regulators have been underscoring their interest in partnering with organizations to help them enhance consumer protections and data security, rather than financially penalizing companies working to do the right thing. Still, many IT leaders remain concerned.

An Overview of GDPR Requirements

Some of the GDPR’s provisions are more difficult to parse. For example, a new data portability requirement promises to allow individuals to transport information from one organization to another.

Who is Affected by the GDPR?

Some provisions, such as requirements to employ a data protection officer (DPO), may apply primarily to larger companies, except where an entity is involved in “regular and systematic monitoring” at large scale.

The Y2K of 2018? The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation

Once the multinationals—or any business operating or collecting data across borders—can get accustomed to the new rules, the simplicity of a single dominant standard, not to mention the bolstering of consumers’ flagging confidence, may be beneficial.

How to Fix IoT Security Issues: Development

Perhaps most important in the coming days will be an evolutionary mindset regarding secure IoT development. It is a rapidly changing field, so businesses will need to stay up to date, consistently review their own practices, analyze failures, and build in means for continual improvement.

How to Fix IoT Security Issues: Device Selection and Integration

No matter how diligent manufacturers may be, vulnerabilities will remain in the best IoT devices, and employees, contractors, and other site visitors are likely to bring additional, less thoroughly vetted devices onto the premises as well. Good policies can go a long way in protecting against security breaches and minimizing the impacts of any that may occur.

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