Do you need a Data Protection Officer?

Do you need a Data Protection Officer?

Data Projection, GDPR
The EU is fully aware that with data protection being a major responsibility. Anything can easily slip through the small nooks and crannies which is why it is an ideal time for organizations - whether big or small - to invest in a Data Protection Officer (DPO). Before we further discuss the DPO requirement, it is important to determine whether the GDPR applies to you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acijNEErf-c The Regulation applies not only to businesses in Europe, but to any company that processes and stores personal data of EU residents (includes more than just the residents). "Personal data" is defined as any information that could be used to identify an individual, such as names, e-mail addresses, physical addresses, telephone numbers, etc. Note that the Regulation applies not only to customers but also…
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Smart Surveillance Technologies

Smart Surveillance Technologies

Compliance, Data Privacy, Data Projection, Surveillance Technologies
In the wake of the 11 September 2001 attacks, surveillance is becoming ubiquitous in our society. "Smart" surveillance technologies and assemblages (or combinations) of such technologies are emerging, supposedly to combat crime and terrorism, but in fact are being used for a variety of purposes, many of which intrude upon the privacy of law-abiding citizens. Surveillance systems and technologies are no longer confined to law enforcement authorities, intelligence agencies and the military – modern information technology has manifested surveillance as an everyday phenomenon. Already today, surveillance technology monitors traffic on our roads and passengers on the Underground; government services use surveillance technology to check who is really entitled to social services; employers monitor employee keystrokes, e-mails and phone calls; and Internet service providers inspect their customers' data traffic to target…
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