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Massive GDPR Fines Signal Enforcement Is a Regulatory Priority

Recent large fines indicate that enforcement of consumer data privacy, under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is a priority for regulators. The GDPR creates mandatory rules for how companies must use and protect personal data, including any information that could identify a living person directly or indirectly, such as name, phone number, or address.

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NY’s Department of Financial Services Launches New Cybersecurity Division

New York's Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) recently announced that it has launched a dedicated "Cybersecurity Division." According to the press release, the new unit is the "first of its kind to be established at a banking or insurance regulator" and will “protect New York’s financial services industry and consumers from the ever-growing threat of cyberattacks.”

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How to Explain ROI of Compliance Training

The bottom line hasn’t ceased to be important for modern businesses. If a company spends money, it will want to know if the investment was worthwhile.

Investing in a new technology? Launching a new marketing campaign? Devoting resources to research and development? The people in charge of these efforts and others must be ready to prove a return on investment and how the overall organization benefited before and after the project.

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5 Types of Workplace Harassment and How to Prevent Them

When most people hear the term workplace harassment, many may think of sexual harassment. This association isn’t surprising—sexual harassment remains a major problem worldwide in organizations of all sizes. McDonald’s recent problems reinforce how, even after #MeToo, employees struggle at work because of their gender.

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A Look at the Largest U.S. Civil Penalty in a Data Privacy Case

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) earlier this year announced a settlement order that requires Facebook to pay an unprecedented $5 billion civil penalty—the most ever imposed in an FTC case and among the largest civil penalties ever obtained by the federal government. 

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