This is a brief extract from the White Paper published by Osterman Research which is available to download here Dealing with Data Breaches and Data Loss Prevention The costs associated with a data breach can be enormous. Aside from the long term impacts that include lost revenue, CEO and CIO firings, bad publicity, expensive remediation […]
Ctrl-Shift report that: Not that long ago it was a trickle. Now it’s becoming a flood. Research after research, white paper after white paper all have the same underlying message. It goes something like this – “Hey! There’s a problem with the way organisations collect and use personal data! The sooner they deal with it, […]
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, speaking at the 2014 IP Expo “If you give [people] the ability to see how [data is] used and you ban its misuse then people are much more happy to open up to their data being used.” . . . and who would argue with him. Read his comments at www.v3.co.uk/2374583.
Joseph Williams of SNL Financial LC in the US succinctly sums up the current risks and costs to individuals and businesses in this recent article. Apart from the financial losses detailed in the article, I believe that European legislation is looking at fines of 2%, or more, of global revenue for organisations who fail to […]
You would think that someone revealing that an organisation is acting illegally, immorally or even inefficiently would, if proven to be correct, be applauded and even rewarded. Not so, it seems that they deserve to be vilified, victimised or even arrested for pointing out such shortcomings whether they be inefficiencies in the NHS or abuse […]
There are constant reports of customers personal information being hacked by, what seems to be, international organised criminal groups. A recent data breach in the US, reported by re/code, exposed patient records. Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals in 29 states, most of them in rural communities, said today that it suffered a data breach […]
Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, said: “The number of breaches reported by barristers and solicitors may not seem that high, but given the sensitive information they handle, and the fact that it is often held in paper files rather than secured by any sort of encryption, that number is troubling. It is important that we sound […]