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Over 60% of world population to be covered by GDPR-style legislation, according to Redgate analysis

Cambridge UK, Tuesday 4 June 2019 – Demonstrating the increasing global emphasis on improving data privacy following the introduction of the GDPR one year ago, 16 countries and 13 US states have plans to introduce similar legislation, Redgate analysis has found. Along with the current 28 member states of the EU, this means that over 62% of the world’s population will be protected by tougher data privacy laws moving forward.

GDPR one year on: UK businesses struggling with requests for personal information

Crawley, UK, May 22, 2019 – A year after the GDPR came into effect, a new study suggests many UK businesses are struggling to process requests from customers who are exercising their right to access the personal information stored about them. Of 37 businesses evaluated, primarily large financial services organizations, utilities and telcos, around a third (12) were found to be non-compliant, with five overshooting the time limit of one month that is specified by the regulation.  

Brexit far more difficult to prepare for than Y2K, Eggplant survey reveals

London, UK, 26th March 2019: 81% of businesses are likely to review or update existing business processes and software as a result of Brexit, a survey from Eggplant, the customer experience optimization specialist today revealed. The survey also found that 65% of organizations believe it is certain or very likely that Brexit will impact software systems and processes.

When it comes to an organization’s systems, 57% believe the impact of Brexit to be far more complex to prepare for than Y2K/the Millennium Bug, a problem in the coding of computerized systems that was projected to create havoc in computers and computer networks around the world at the beginning of the year 2000.

Searchmetrics Google Shopping Study Reveals “Fake” Competition for Ads

San Mateo, December 05, 2018 - Over a year on from the European Commission’s antitrust ruling which forced Google to open up its shopping service to outside competitors, new Searchmetrics research suggests a third of ads within Google Shopping boxes are coming from providers other than Google. But the majority of these (23% of all ads) seem to be from digital marketing agencies profiting from Google Shopping’s revamped auction model. Only around 9% are from the traditional comparison shopping sites (CSSs) that the EU’s ruling was originally intended to support.

Quoting IT: California Net Neutrality vs the Federal Communications Commission

"An agency that has no power to regulate has no power to preempt the states, according to case law. When the FCC repealed the 2015 Open Internet Order, it said it had no power to regulate broadband internet access providers. That means the FCC cannot prevent the states from adopting net neutrality protections because the FCC’s repeal order removed its authority to adopt such protections."

- Barbara van Schewick, Stanford Law professor, Quoted by Karl Bode , Why feds can’t block California’s net neutrality billThe Verge, Oct 2, 2018.

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IBM i shops suggest mixed success with GDPR compliance, with challenges still afoot for some, new survey reveals

Peterborough, NH, August 9, 2018 – Half of IBM i users questioned in a recent poll are confident[1] that their organizations are totally compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into effect on May 25th. However, over a quarter (26 per cent) admit they are not confident with the level of GDPR compliance, while 7 per cent remain unsure and 17 per cent stated they were not affected by the GDPR.

Silwood Technology reveals how to find personal data for GDPR compliance in JD Edwards and SAP systems

Metadata discovery software vendor Silwood Technology Ltd has produced two guides revealing how to find personal data using its GDPR Starter Packs for SAP and JD Edwards.

The GDPR Starter Packs are available for major application packages – SAP, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, JD Edwards and Siebel – enabling users to quickly and simply identify the precise location of Personal Data.

They are underpinned by Safyr®, a dedicated metadata discovery software, which enables users to access, understand, share and utilise the underlying data structures for all major application packages.

A new magazine for a new era in data protection

Launched on Sunday 20th May, the Data Protection Magazine focuses on current data protection issues. The first edition features interviews with Abigail Dubiniecki, Specialist at My Inhouse Lawyer, and Nicola McKilligan Regan, Senior Partner at Privacy Partnership, alongside other experts covering topics including, GDPR, blockchain, PSD2, and PECR.

Contributors to the magazine include data protection expert Ardi Kolah, Executive Fellow and Director of the GDPR Transition Programme at Henley Business School. In this issue, Ardi has written features on blockchain technology and a summary of GDPR.

Medical Device Industry Survey Reveals Increase in Agile Development

MINNEAPOLIS, May 15, 2018 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, released the results of a global survey of medical device professionals. Key findings show increased concerns for mitigating risk and proving compliance during the development process. 

“Balancing compliance and risk management with fast-paced innovation is a tough challenge for medical device developers,” said Tim Russell, Chief Product Officer, Perforce. “This year’s survey results illustrate how well respondents are addressing the challenge.”