February 4, 2020

Tinder’s handling of user data is now under GDPR probe in Europe

Dating app Tinder is the latest tech service to find itself under formal investigation in Europe over how it handles user data. Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has today announced a formal probe of how Tinder processes users’ personal data; the transparency surrounding its ongoing processing; and compliance with obligations with regard to data subject […]

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August 28, 2019

ERI’s John Shegerian Warns Corporations to Protect Data as SHIELD Act is Signed Into Law

Citing the New York state SHIELD Act that was recently signed into law, John Shegerian, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of ERI, the nation’s leading fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, has warned of a rapidly shifting legal landscape for all businesses that manage customer data.The new legislation follows the GDPR trend […]

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August 27, 2019

Sweden’s First GDPR Fine Goes to a High School Piloting Facial Recognition Attendance

A school in northern Sweden experimented with facial recognition as a system to document student attendance, and the Swedish Data Protection Authority (DPA) fined the municipality 200,000 SEK (about $20,699) for violating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It’s the first time the country has been fined for violating the digital privacy violation, which began […]

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June 27, 2019

GDPR, CCPA Reshape Customer Privacy Strategies

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) regulations provide an opportunity for executives, particularly the chief marketing officer (CMO), to drive strategic objectives rather than suffer loss of consumer confidence and data. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) impose new digital […]

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May 31, 2019

GDPR’s First-Year Impact by the Numbers

It has been a year since the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance deadline kicked in, and in that time the landmark privacy and cybersecurity regulatory rules have made waves worldwide among enterprises with European connections. GDPR has raised the bar for privacy and security awareness at the board level, as well as assured […]

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ERI Featured in Wall Street Journal Coverage of Secure Tech Recycling Surge in Wake of GDPR Rules

Read the Original WSJ Article ERI, the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste and the world’s largest cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, has been featured in a Wall Street Journal article about Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws. The article, titled “EU Rule Prompts Security-Focused Tech Recycling at U.S. Companies,” describes the pressing need […]

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May 3, 2019

Large GDPR Fines Are Imminent, EU Privacy Regulators Say

Companies can expect large penalties from the European Union this summer, more than a year after the sweeping General Data Protection Regulation took effect last May. Officials from Ireland and the U.K. said they are investigating major GDPR cases and plan to announce enforcement actions in the next few months, adding that the cases took […]

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