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Where is B2B marketing headed? 7 predictions for 2018

End-of-the-year predictions are a dangerous business. I will take the risk and just hope that at the end of 2018, no one looks back to call me on it! B2B sales and marketing are evolving quickly as buying behavior changes and new technologies take hold, so there’s a lot to talk about. But I will limit my predictions to just ... Read More »

Six Cyber Attacks Which Shook 2017

Even as the world is moving towards a life more digital than ever before, the threats associated with the digital world are multiplying manifold, threatening to disrupt life as we have now come to know it.  Cyber attacks are nothing new, but their increasing number and growing potency have become causes for concern for governments all over the world. There ... Read More »

Ant Financial Says Sorry Over Illegal Data Sharing

Ant Financial has apologized for a checked-by-default option on Alipay’s an­nual bills that allowed its credit scoring system to access user data. Alipay bills and the Annual User Footprint Report that analyzes how customers have spent their money over the past year are widely shared on China’s social media. People tend to show off their purchasing power, especially as the ... Read More »

Callcredit: Lack of GDPR Readiness Amongst UK Businesses

With only six months to go to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a worrying 76% of organisations have yet to review products to ensure they are GDPR compliant, finds new research launched today by Callcredit Information Group. Yet marketers’ confidence isn’t wavered by this with a large majority (84%) thinking that those who must know about GDPR know what ... Read More »

FICO: Your Company’s Cyber Score Will Be as Important as Its Credit Rating

Cybersecurity Predictions 2018: Cyber Scores and Stolen Eyes “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” That 1849 quip from Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr somehow seems fitting for today’s cybersecurity industry. In 2017 we saw massive change in the speed, creativity and magnitude of attacks — yet the industry plodded along on important issues such as timely data breach disclosures. ... Read More »

The Impact of the European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) on Indian Data Processing Companies

Contributed by Harsh Walia (Associate Partner) and Shobhit Chandra (Senior Associate) Khaitan&Co. While European Parliament’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is slated to have global and far-reaching ramifications, a degree of uncertainty looms amongst Indian companies, especially those which are engaged in outsourced data processing activities (whether captive or otherwise) and consequently deal with personal data of data subjects in ... Read More »

Cuomo Announces new Regulations to Tighten Consumer Protection after Equifax Data Breach

Gov. Cuomo on December 12 2017 ordered additional state oversight of consumer credit monitoring agencies following last summer’s data breach at Equifax. Cuomo directed the Department of State to enact new regulations that would, among other steps, require credit reporting agencies to respond within 10 days to any inquiry made by the state’s Division of Consumer Protection on behalf of ... Read More »

International Standard Looks to Curb Theft of Personal Data

Privacy has taken on new dimensions in a hyper-connected world. New guidance from IEC, ISO and ITU – the world’s three leading international standards bodies – has just been published, providing a code of practice for the protection of personally identifiable information. The increasing prevalence of high-profile data breaches has motivated countries worldwide to investigate potential reforms to policy and ... Read More »

European GDPR Will Impact Data Management Globally

By Tim Heath, Cyber Security Intelligence With Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation set to take effect on May 25, 2018, IT and data management leaders across the world, including those in the United States, should be preparing for the new requirements affecting organizations inside and outside of Europe. You don’t have to have physical operations in Europe to be affected ... Read More »

LifeLock Provides Identity Protection Tailored for Aging Parents

LifeLock® Senior identity theft protection empowers its members to actively monitor threats to their senior parents’ identities, and receive support if needed LifeLock, a Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) company and a leading provider of proactive identity theft protection services, launched an identity protection product, LifeLock®Senior†, tailored to help adult children protect their senior parents from identity theft.  Built with easy-to-set-up permissions, ... Read More »

China Expands Privacy Protection

China’s New Judicial Interpretation Expands and Clarifies Privacy Protection The PRC Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuratorate have recently issued the Interpretation of Various Issues Concerning Application of Law in Handling Crimes of Infringing upon Citizen’s Personal Information (the “Interpretation“). The Interpretation clarifies several important issues in bringing criminal cases for infringing personal privacy and broadens the definition of ... Read More »

News from the BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference

Melanie Zimmerman, SVP at TransUnion (picture), told us an inspiring story #BIIA2017 about an initiative in India that signed up 95% of the population, many of them illiterate, with a 12-digit ID number via their mobile phones, which automatically included a bank account, and the chance to buy life insurance (for $5/year). So now the government has a population count, ... Read More »