What is the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)?

Sovy CEO John Popolizio and Privacy Architect Edward Percarpio recently presented for this (ISC)2 webinar on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). They looked at how the CCPA matches up against the other American privacy laws, as well as international legislation like the GDPR, PIPEDA, and the Brazilian LGPD. They also explored the CCPA’s impact […]

Small Businesses Targeted By Hackers

Small and medium businesses with limited resources have become the number one target for hackers, according to the 2019 Identity Breach Report published by leading cybersecurity firm 4iQ. The far-reaching report identifies a 424% increase in attacks on small businesses, showing a new favourite target for hackers. As enterprise organisations focus on their cybersecurity, using […]

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Facebook’s Privacy Vision from a GDPR Perspective

On Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg described a new ‘Privacy-Focused Vision’ for Facebook. The change feels a bit overdue, after Facebook’s privacy antipathy led to two consecutive quarters of declining users. In his blog post, Zuckerberg laid out the vision for a new ‘privacy-focused platform’: We plan to build this the way we’ve developed WhatsApp: focus on […]

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GDPR News Bytes Jan 2019

Google appeal €50 million GDPR fine CNIL, the Data Protection Authority in France, announced they has issued a €50 million euro fine to Google for GDPR violations. As expected, Google quickly appealed the decision claiming it had ‘worked hard’ to create a transparent consent process and was ‘concerned about the impact of this ruling on […]

The Global Impact of the GDPR

The GDPR has been part of EU law since May 2018 and its impact is being felt around the world. Aside from the fact that all businesses processing the data of EU citizens must comply with the regulation, the GDPR has inspired a data privacy movement in both the corporate world and among international legislation. […]

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GDPR For Charities 

As a result of GDPR, charities have had to pay close attention to their data privacy efforts across all facets of their business. With limited resources allocated for compliance, how can small charities ensure that they adhere to the GDPR without funneling precious time and money away from their core activities? Here are the top […]