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New privacy laws, such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, are forcing companies to change how they manage data security. But most companies have either neglected data security or simply don’t know how to improve their data protection solutions before being penalized for noncompliance with modern privacy standards set by their countries.

With a digital economy comes increased risk of data breaches at companies. Governments are continuously writing and updating new data privacy standards for companies to abide by in order to protect people’s privacy. Ubiquitous emerging technologies of engagement used by people to access data and make transactions through mobile and web applications millions of times per day are creating a world of digital economies.

Fortunately, there are data security tools and processes for improving data security that companies around the world have access to, whether they require an test data privacy, application auditing, application testing or data masking solution. As the amount of personal information companies must keep track of multiply and the Big Data era becomes bigger, companies should take time to read about how they can update their current data protection solutions.

Five EU Data Protection Rights That Will Affect Your Company

By | April 15th, 2016|Data, Security|

Recently, the EU Parliament adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation. Apart from losing credibility, companies failing to comply with the GDPR will face fines up to €20 million or 4 percent of annual worldwide turnover—whichever is greater.

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Application Auditing: How to Prevent Internal Data Breaches

By | April 4th, 2016|Agile Dev, App Performance, Data, Security|

If a breach happens after a review of access to data assets, you need to identify the employees involved and resolve it as quickly as possible. Your ability to respond in reasonable time will be considered when penalties are decided for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), so it’s a wise move to consider how quick response time can be achieved.

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Application Testing: How Can You Ensure Secure Testing by Your Outsourcer?

By | February 16th, 2016|Agile Dev, App Performance, Data, DevOps, Security|

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is increasingly causing headaches for senior IT management. In the media the main focus is on consent, but there are many other areas that need attention. One of them is testing.

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Get Your Data Privacy Act Together; the EU Has Reached a Consensus

By | December 17th, 2015|Agile Dev, Featured, Security|

If any real personal data is used for testing, it's high time to start protecting it with a test data privacy project to ensure compliance with the existing as well as new EU regulations. There is absolutely no excuse for continuing to use unmasked customer data in testing projects, and those that continue to do so will have nowhere left to hide when the EU legislators come calling.

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