GUEST OPINION by Derek Cowan, Director of System Engineering APAC at Cohesity: With an unprecedented level of employees now home-working, and return to offices delayed until 2022 for many, corporate IT must navigate the digital roadblocks created by a highly dispersed team.
Customers in the UK and Australia can deploy the MOVEit Transfer in Microsoft Azure either as-a-Service or in an Azure instance. The software is for customers who need data security compliance, lower latency, or for those who want to maintain data physically within their countries.
GUEST OPINION: For many organisations, creating an effective data protection strategy to support the adoption of remote work and cloud infrastructure is becoming increasingly urgent.
Guest Opinion: Six years ago, GDPR made its appearance on the international data protection scene. Since then, the global and local regulatory landscapes around data protection and cybersecurity have greatly expanded.
Global cloud provider OVHcloud and consulting firm Capgemini have agreed on a partnership to address the cloud transformation needs of both public and private organisations.
Minneapolis-headquartered Datasite, a software-as-a-service provider for global mergers and acquisitions professionals, has launched data hosting in Australia to help local companies get deals done quickly and to help them comply with the Australian Privacy Principles.
GUEST OPINION by Tim Roughton, regional sales manager at Varonis: In 2020, many organisations struggled to secure their networks against the expanded threat surface created by the sudden transition to remote work. Businesses sped up plans to move to the cloud and relied on new collaboration approaches and adoption of tools to keep business moving. Companies focused on ensuring business continuity and remote access — all too often at the expense of security.
The Hessian Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information has said that the use of Office 365 and Windows 10 was illegal under local data protection laws.
The hotel group Marriott International has been told by the UK Information Commissioner's Office that it will be fined a little over £99 million (A$178 million) over a data breach that occurred in December last year.
British Airways faces a fine of £183.39 million (A$329.1 million) for infringements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation which occurred during a data breach in September 2018, the UK Information Commissioner's Office says.
A year on from becoming the guiding standard for data handling in Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation is slowly gaining wider acceptance, with many countries outside the EU adopting similar regulations, according to Dr Gero Decker, co-founder and chief executive of business transformation solutions provider, Signavio.
Leaked internal Facebook documents show that the company was targeting politicians in a number of countries, promising them investments and incentives in exchange for pushing against privacy laws on the social media giant's behalf.
One year since the Australian Government put in place a data breach notification law, the only visible change is that the workload of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has increased - it has to issue quarterly breach list, But nobody is any the wiser as to how the man in the street is affected by the various breaches that are reported periodically.
Google has been hit with a €50 million (US$56.8 million) fine by the French National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) for violations of the GDPR following complaints by the organisations None Of Your Business and La Quadrature du Net, the latter representing 10,000 people.
The Netherlands has found Microsoft in violation of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation on many fronts, with a general data protection impact assessment finding that the company collects and stores personal data on a large scale without any public documentation about the same.
Apple backs the passage of a federal privacy law in the United States which should be based on four essential rights, the company's chief executive, Tim Cook, has told a privacy conference in Brussels.
Security solutions firm Aura Information Security says its RedShield product is worthy of a new acronym, SwaS, and that it would have protected American credit information provider Equifax if they had it in place.
Social media is a big hit with those under 18, but India is proposing a law to prohibit the likes of Google, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and more from tracking, and targeting advertising to, this audience.
A security researcher has asked British Airways to explain why its online check-in page leaks booking references and surnames to a number of third parties, among them Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Doubleclick.
A top analyst and research firm says with data privacy controversies continuing to emerge, companies must "do more to reassure customers with clearer expectations about how their data is used".
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