Privacy

Unisys: More than Three-Quarters of U.S. Citizens Accept State and Local Governments Sharing Their Personal Information across Agencies

BLUE BELL, Pa., September 12, 2019 – Most U.S. citizens acknowledge and accept that state and local government agencies share their personal data, even when it comes to personal information such as criminal records and income data, according to a new survey conducted by YouGov and sponsored by Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS). However, the survey found they remain concerned about the security of the data.

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.

Onfido’s Director of Policy, Parker Crockford Named Top 100 Influencer in Identity

FEBRUARY 25, 2019, SAN FRANCISCO: Onfido, the award-winning global identity verification platform, today announced that its Director of Policy, Parker Crockford had been named a 2019 Top 100 Influencer in Identity by One World Identity (OWI), a leading data intelligence company focused on identity, cybersecurity and the data economy.

“The 2019 Top 100 Influencers in Identity is a who’s who of names making a meaningful impact in this important field,” said Travis Jarae, founder and CEO of OWI. “We are proud to recognize the contributions that Parker has made to the identity industry through his work with Onfido.”

Redgate Software’s new data privacy approach endorsed with major awards

Cambridge UK, Tuesday 15 January 2019 – As the leading Microsoft SQL Server tools vendor, Redgate Software constantly updates and develops its software further to keep pace with changes in technology and market conditions. Two years ago, it embarked on an initiative to help customers comply with increasingly stringent data privacy regulations, and its efforts in developing its new SQL Provision solution have been recognized with two major awards.

IBM i professionals reveal security and compliance concerns with legacy enterprise applications

PETERBOROUGH, NH – October 16, 2018 – 63 per cent of IBM i users in a new survey reveal their organizations are keeping legacy IT applications alive – either on IBM i or other platforms – because the historical data those systems hold remains useful. This is despite many survey respondents agreeing that running these obsolete systems poses a risk to digital transformation, data privacy and security.

The survey of 46 IBM i users, conducted by SoftLanding® Systems, a division of UNICOM® Global, was completed by attendees at two recent IBM i conferences, International i-Power 2018 and PowerUP18. 

3M draws attention to physical privacy issues as part of GDPR compliance

Bracknell, UK, 25 June 2018 – 3M, the science-based technology company, is working with UK businesses to raise awareness of ‘physical privacy’, following the introduction of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018, which requires organisations worldwide to rethink how they access, use and maintain personal data.

3M is highlighting the need for physical safeguards against data privacy threats, including making sure that screens and printed documents are not easily viewable or accessible by unauthorised people. 

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.

Research: Retail banks lose over half of European applicants during on-boarding

Trondheim, Norway, 23rd May 2018 - New research released today reveals that retail banks now lose 52% of potential customers at the on-boarding stage, an increase of 35% in the last two years.

The Battle to On-Board II report was commissioned by Signicat, the world’s leading trusted digital identity provider. The report looks at digital identity and its effect on retail bank on-boarding in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden, and follows up on similar research carried out two years ago.

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.