Big Data

De-identification Standards to Protect Personal Information

Individuals value their privacy. In contrast, businesses value the ability to leverage personal information to deliver quality products and services to meet the needs of their clients. The legal standards that regulate the protection of personal information help bridge the gap between these two opposing interests. This article addresses when to apply de-identification, the legal…

GDPR Compliance Prep

GDPR Compliance Prep for US Companies

The clock is ticking on the European Union’s new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We’re less than one year away from when the GDPR comes into force, May 25, 2018. This new regulation imposes sweeping privacy protection requirements on any entities that oversee personal data operations or process personal data in the…

Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth

As companies of all sizes begin to store data in the cloud, privacy issues have become big news. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak commented on the cloud, saying that “the more we transfer everything onto the web, onto the cloud, the less we’re going to have control over it.”[1] A major problem for companies is a…