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The ABCs of the GDPR and CCPA

The ABCs of the GDPR and CCPA


Most of us don’t think twice about sharing basic information like our name and what we do for a living when introducing ourselves to someone for the first time. Would you just as happily share your social security number, financial data, or medical records? I’d say probably not. But in the digital space, this is what’s happening to all of us, all the time.

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Snippet: Consent is a core part of data protection legislation. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect from 25 May 2018 and aims to provide clarity on the previously contentious issue of obtaining an individual’s consent in order to process their personal information.

Consent is a core part of data protection legislation. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect from 25 May 2018 and aims to provide clarity on the previously contentious issue of obtaining an individual’s consent in order to process their personal information.

Snippet: When we at Entersekt tell people that our solution uses X.509 certificates on a mobile phone, they often reply cynically, “But PKI doesn’t scale!?” How, then, are we able to make that claim?

When we at Entersekt tell people that our solution uses X.509 certificates on a mobile phone, they often reply cynically, “But PKI doesn’t scale!?” How, then, are we able to make that claim?

Snippet: The cybersecurity market is alive, and kicking ferociously. There are hundreds of security providers out there, all clamoring for your business and all claiming to be the best.

The cybersecurity market is alive, and kicking ferociously. There are hundreds of security providers out there, all clamoring for your business and all claiming to be the best.

Snippet: A decade of large-scale data theft has us all feeling like a target is on our back. With the number of online services increasing rapidly across the globe, we’re sharing and using our personal details more than ever before.

A decade of large-scale data theft has us all feeling like a target is on our back. With the number of online services increasing rapidly across the globe, we’re sharing and using our personal details more than ever before.

Snippet: There have been at least three occasions in the last couple of years when I have been anxiously trying to connect through to a bank’s fraud team contact center after having a payment declined.

There have been at least three occasions in the last couple of years when I have been anxiously trying to connect through to a bank’s fraud team contact center after having a payment declined.

Snippet: According to behavioral marketing agency SaleCycle, almost 75% of all online shopping carts are abandoned globally. With 70.9% and 74% respectively, Europe and the US actually rank the lowest.

According to behavioral marketing agency SaleCycle, almost 75% of all online shopping carts are abandoned globally. With 70.9% and 74% respectively, Europe and the US actually rank the lowest.

Snippet: Over the past fifteen years, the balance of power between large financial institutions and their retail customers has changed. The consumer now has a seat at the bargaining table, and is an equal rather than a subordinate in the decision-making process. How has this shift changed things from an authentication perspective?

Over the past fifteen years, the balance of power between large financial institutions and their retail customers has changed. The consumer now has a seat at the bargaining table, and is an equal rather than a subordinate in the decision-making process. How has this shift changed things from an authentication perspective?

Snippet: One of the biggest challenges in the realm of digital security is to find ways to make the experience of authentication as painless as possible, without compromising on security or technological sophistication. Digital banking users want to feel safe, but they do not want to submit a hair sample or submit to a polygraph test every time they make a purchase.

One of the biggest challenges in the realm of digital security is to find ways to make the experience of authentication as painless as possible, without compromising on security or technological sophistication. Digital banking users want to feel safe, but they do not want to submit a hair sample or submit to a polygraph test every time they make a purchase.

Snippet: A recent malicious attack on customers of O2-Telefonica in Germany saw several bank accounts drained. This may just be the clarion call for telcos to address a flaw in Signaling System 7 (SS7) that has been raising red flags for years.

A recent malicious attack on customers of O2-Telefonica in Germany saw several bank accounts drained. This may just be the clarion call for telcos to address a flaw in Signaling System 7 (SS7) that has been raising red flags for years.

Snippet: Change is difficult. Why change the status quo if it works and everyone seems comfortable with it? This applies to all aspects of life, and banking security is no exception.

Change is difficult. Why change the status quo if it works and everyone seems comfortable with it? This applies to all aspects of life, and banking security is no exception.

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